U-Report is a social messaging tool, pioneered by UNICEF, that is designed to give Solomon Islander youths a greater voice on issues of national importance.
How it works
U-Reporters sign up voluntarily. There are currently two ways for anyone aged over 13 to become a U-Reporter:
• SMS: Send “JOIN” to 747. Both Our Telekom and BeMobile customers can send text for FREE.
• Facebook Messenger: simply open the app and search for @ureportsolomonislands and begin the conversation with JOIN.
Once the registration is complete, U-Reporters receive regular polls asking for their opinions on issues such as health care, education, protection, and other available services in their communities.
Answers are analyzed and displayed on a public dashboard with answers consisting of a mix of qualitative and quantitative data, which are then mapped according to region and compiled on a national level.
Results are shared with all U-Reporters with emerging issues explored further via additional questions and responses, thus building a cohesive citizen-led dialogue on social development and human/child rights that is communicated to policymakers and publicized in the media to influence social change.