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 mappers reporting community risks and hazards. This UNICEF program builds a bridge that allows young people to deliver critical community information to their government. Help us bring this technology to thousands of young people and local governments by liking and reblogging this picture.
See the Rio map with all the risks reported by youth recently in Brazil: unicef-gis.org/rio