Nigeria hits 1m mark on UNICEF SMS-based U-report platform

THROUGH a United Nations Children Fund global innovation, Nigeria has achieved a milestone as the first country to reach one million responders on the Short Message Service (SMS) based U-Report platform, designed to strengthen community-led development and citizen engagement. The U-report is a user-centred social monitoring tool based on simple SMS messages, polling opinions on issues that affect communities and sharing useful information and relies on volunteer community members, mostly young people, serving as U-Reporters to provide information on issues that affect their communities….more

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