UNICEF-GIS Work in Haiti feature on unicef.org →
See the story @ http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/haiti_65428.html
In Case of Emergency: Youth Map Obstacles to... →
Example of a youth report from a recent mapping workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One of the categories of risks the youth developed was “obstacles to reaching safe points”, thinking in a night-time emergency such as flooding, all walk ways and stairs must be cleared to avoid injury. On March 7th, 2012, the youth presented their reports to the local Rio government and discussed the...
Newsworthy: UNICEF and Youth Digitally Map... →
A Program to Create Safer Environments One of the 111 youth mappers recently trained in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil talks to the local media about UNICEF GIS. He is explaining how the youth can use mobile phones and kites to reveal the most dangerous environmental hazards inside their community. Help us make news around the world by liking and re-blogging this post. Read more about the recent work...
Youth Leaders and Government Collaborate to Map... →
A Program to Create Safer Environments During the first UNICEF GIS digital mapping training in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a young community leader and government official learn how to capture reports of environmental hazards using a mobile phone. Five youth leaders were trained in August 2011, and each went on to train over twenty adolescents in their community, resulting in 111 empowered youth...
Youth Report Environmental Hazards with UNICEF... →
A Program to Create Safer Environments The youth in the most recent UNICEF GIS training in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were educated on environmental hazards and flooding risks. When then they went into the community to investigate and report with their UNICEF GIS mobile apps, many came back with a realization. They had walked by heaps of garbage every day but never saw it as a problem partly...
UNICEF and Youth Take Mapping to New Heights →
A Program to Create Safer Environments The idea for using youth led digital mapping to create safer communities started with UNICEF in 2009. Working with local partners in Africa, young people used an innovative mapping technology to mark HIV and AIDS risk points in their community. After nearly three years of learning and hard work, the program is ready to take off. Now we need your Tumblr...
The Face of Change: Youth Mappers and UNICEF... →
A Program to Create Safer Environments After completing a training in digital mapping with UNICEF GIS, a mobile and web application, this young person has plenty to smile about. He is one of 111 youth mappers that are working with community leaders and UNICEF to build safer neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His group is the first to be part of this exciting new mapping program. ©...
Community Mapped, Community Changed: Youth Utilize... →
A Program to Create Safer Environments The above image of the “UGA-UGA” bridge was part of a UNICEF GIS report taken by a youth during a December 2011 workshop. Using this report, adolescents and community leaders in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were able to advocate for the repair of the bridge which was frequently used by children going to school. In February 2012 the government...
Youth Put Their Community on the Map: UNICEF App... →
A Program to Create Safer Environments Youth mapper uses the new UNICEF GIS app to capture important social space in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. With this youth-intelligence, civic leaders know where to best spread off-line information about risks and hazards to the community. ©UNICEF/CEDAPS For more information, please visit: http://www.unicef.org
Map It, Correct It: Youths Use a UNICEF App to... →
A Program to Create Safer Environments Two youth mappers use the new UNICEF GIS app to report environmental hazards in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. With this information, they advocate for a safer neighborhood. ©UNICEF/ CEDAPS For more information, please visit: http://www.unicef.org
Bridging The Gap to Change: UNICEF Trains... →
A Program to Create Safer Environments Four of the 111 youth mappers recently trained by UNICEF to report environmental hazards in their community. In March 2012 they presented over 500 reports of community risk to their local government. ©UNICEF/Brazil Fabio Caffe For more information, please visit: http://www.unicef.org
Mapping the Future: UNICEF App Allows Youth to... →
A Program to Create Safer Environments UNICEF and partners work with youth to map environmental hazards in their community. The information is aggregated on maps and shared with local duty bearers. ©UNICEF/Brazil Fabio Caffe For more information, please visit: http://www.unicef.org
UNICEF.org Cover Story on UNICEF-GIS →
© UNICEF Brazil/2012/Caffe In Brazil, adolescents use UNICEF’s new digital mapping technology to reduce disaster risks in the favelas RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, 19 March 2012 – Ten years ago, Michael Gomes Correia used to love flying kites with his friends in the Prazeres community, one of the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Now, the 18-year-old student is using kites – and mobile technology – to...