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Initiative recipient country/countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The, Cote D'Ivoire, Eswatini, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic Of, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Initiative dates: 2011 –
Last updated: 8 March 2022

Initiative Description

U-Report is a messaging tool that empowers young people around the world to engage with and speak out on issues that matter to them.

It works by gathering opinions and information from young people on topics they care about – ranging from employment to discrimination and child marriage. U-Reporters respond to polls, report issues and support child rights. The data and insights are shared back with communities and connected to policy makers who make decisions that affect young people.

U-Report is now active in 68 countries, benefiting over 11 million users all over the world. Country U-Reports are run by UNICEF and partners on the ground, including local government, non-governmental organizations and young people themselves. U-Report is available via numerous messaging, social media and SMS channels, and even works on a basic mobile phone. It is free, anonymous and easy to use.

The U-Report Dossier explains the issues U-Report addresses, its alignment with UNICEF’s programme priorities, and the strategy and pathway to scale.

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