U-Report is a free and anonymous social monitoring tool for youth engagement and community participation. It is designed to empower people to speak out on issues that they care about in their communities to encourage citizen-led development and create positive change.
Once a U-Reporter has followed U-Report Lebanon through WhatsApp or Facebook messenger, polls and alerts are sent, and real-time responses are collected and mapped on this site. Results and ideas are shared back with the community. The topics include health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene, youth unemployment, disease outbreaks and anything else people want to discuss.
U-Report is an innovation based, user-centered social monitoring tool designed to strengthen community-led development, citizen engagement and positive change.
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. 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, sends alerts to key stakeholders about the issues their constituents are facing, and feeds back useful information to the U-reporters, so they are empowered to work for change and improvements in their localities themselves.
Individual messages are confidential but aggregated data is transparent.
Information received can be disaggregated by age, gender and country in real
time and is used to connect young people with their representatives, improve
UNICEF programmes and draw attention to urgent issues with national governments
and the UN. NGOs, civil society and country leaders can see the information on
the site to understand what the people want or need.
Registration is voluntary and U-Reporters incur no costs. There are 41 national
U-Report programmes in addition to the global project and the amount of people
joining increases every day.
U-Report relies on volunteer community members serving as U-Reporters to
provide information on issues in their communities to create change. In return
U-Reporters will receive important information and alerts around international
issues. Together we create change.