Ahead of the African Union-European Union (AU-EU) Summit in November in Cote d’Ivoire, UNICEF have used U-Report, an innovative phone-based application, to gather the views of young African people on their educational needs, notably in countries affected by conflict.
In order to discuss the results of this initiative, the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department and UNICEF will hold an event called #AfricanYouthVoices in Brussels. The discussions will take place in the presence of Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, and young people from the Central African Republic, Chad, Nigeria and Uganda, who participated in the project.
What is U-Report?
U-Report is a real-time social messaging tool that enables communication between young people and decision makers. It allows anyone from any community, anywhere in the world to speak out on issues that they care about. Members, or ‘U-Reporters’ opt in via SMS or social media to respond to polls, report issues, support child rights and work as positive agents of change. Currently there are more than 3.9 million U-Reporters present in over 30 countries. Register to become a U-Reporter and you will receive SMS polls and alerts every week.
Time: 10:30 – 12:00
Venue: "The Office" Event Space, Brussels
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