U-Reporters in Brazil
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U-Report Brasil: Promoting youth engagement and increasing access to information
Company
investment Stage
Growth Stage
investment status
Graduated

631

TOTAL COMMITS
ISSUES
5 LOGGED
PULL REQUESTS
25 CLOSED
Investment Period Activity

U-Report Brazil supports the collection of real-time data from young people and provides them with critical information. The priority issues that U-Report engages young people on include collecting data on the effects of the Zika virus on communities and disseminating information on prevention practices. U-Report is also used to ensure that young people are involved in the development of the new national base curriculum. In the first stage the polls have addressed issues such as the Zika virus, LGBT rights, HIV testing, violence against girls, sexting, school exclusion, the Olympics and elections - feeding into UNICEF Brazil’s work around these issues. Based on learnings from real-time analytics, the project team has iterated from using SMS as a main channel to reach young people to tapping into newly established Facebook Messenger integration for U-Report - which has led to a higher number of users as well as steady response rates.
 

Alignment with unicef strategic areas