U-Report is a social messaging platform pioneered by UNICEF that allows Somali young people and communities to speak out on issues that matter to them, raise awareness, and strengthen community-led development, citizen engagement and positive change. We believe that YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
How it works
U-Report relies on volunteer community members serving as U-Reporters on a free entry, free exit basis to provide information on issues in their communities. Registration can be done via SMS free to the users or through our various social media platforms.
SMS: Text JOIN to 292
WhatsApp: Just message the word JOIN to +252 614 200507
Polls and alerts are sent out to U-Reporters and real time response information is collected. Results and ideas are shared back with the community. Issues discussed include among others Health, Nutrition, Child Protection, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Emergency response and Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP). Data received is made available in real time on our website can be disaggregated by age, gender and district.
U-Report allows citizens to speak-out on what is happening in their communities provides a forum to amplify their voices through local and national media, informs key stakeholders about the issues their constituents are facing, and feedback useful information to the U-Reporters, so they are empowered to work for change and improvements in their localities.