Youth Engagement

Nigeria – Using RapidSMS for Birth Registration

Since January 2011 the National Population Commission of Nigeria has been implementing decentralized monitoring using the mobile-phone based platform RapidSMS. The system was designed to identify in real-time, centre-by-centre birth registration disparities, and prompt and facilitate appropriate action. Where it is implemented As of September 2012, RapidSMS is operational in […]

U-reporting from the Rio+20 summit

U-report is at the Rio+20 summit supporting the Government of Uganda in its negotiations around  youth and children. Fatuma, our U-reporter in Rio, is sitting with the Ugandan Delegation in these negotiations. After these meetings she sends out poll questions to our 125,000 U-reporters in Uganda. Overnight, thousands of Ugandans send in responses […]

Digitizing Uganda’s Health Services: UNICEF Uganda’s New Mobile Programs

The Ugandan Ministry of Health has launched an initiative to digitize the country’s health management systems. Because mobile technology can be the fastest, cheapest means of collecting and analyzing data, especially in rural areas, the Minstry is embracing mobile technology to create a seamless system of health management and early warning techniques across the […]