UNICEF GIS Youth Led Digital Mapping

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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 map the favelas’ socio-environmental risks and to improve the lives of children and families in his community.

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