The expansion of mobile phones in PNG provides greater opportunity for people to connect with each other, and for young people in particular to be more engaged in the decisions and processes that affect them. Through U-Report, UNICEF is seeking to leverage the expansion of mobile phones in PNG to empower young people to speak out on issues that matter to them, encourage citizen-led development and create positive change.
U-Report relies on volunteer community members to serve as ‘U-Reporters’ to give feedback on polls and surveys, and report issues in their communities. U-Report responses are then aggregated and shared back to the community and with decision makers to strengthen accountability and influence social change, providing a two-way avenue of engagement.
It’s incredibly easy to join. All you need to do is SMS the word ‘Join’ to 1555, follow the prompts and it’s that easy. You’re then a part of the U-Report PNG family!