Launching of U-Report The Gambia by UNICEF in collaboration with The Gambia National Youth Council.
The Gambia has a population of approximately 2.1 million, with 58 percent below 24 years. It is important for their voices to be heard in the re-building of the new Gambia, and this can be achieved by creating a safe space for democratic and social engagement between the youth and their leaders.
U-Report is a social messaging tool for youth that amplifies their voice to influence decision and policy making processes. U-Report is present in 54 countries and with more than 6,500,000 registered users worldwide. U-Report is to be launched in The Gambia. Through regular polls, the opinions, thoughts and feedback of The Gambian youth and community members on different issues are used for strategic decision-making, assessment of situation in communities, and to increase the involvement and participation of youth in development processes.
The launch of the U-Report will be graced by the government, youth, community people, development partners, and private sector actors. The U-Report will be launched officially by the Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructures- Honorable Ebrima Sillah.