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We need you to help us map your environment

Posted August 11, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Do you walk by a pile of garbage every day on the street? Do you breathe the polluted air of your city? If you believe that we should put an end to the deterioration of our planet, make your voice heard. Help us create a global map on the challenges and positive changes that impact our environment. On 23 September 2014, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host the Climate Change Summit bringing together leaders and experts from around the world to discuss the climat...


From community mapping to postive change

Posted July 14, 2014 Avatar UNICEFBhutan

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Taking action to bring about change, a group of media nomads took the initiative to put waste bins at different locations at Kuenselphodrang in Thimphu, where waste management was increasingly becoming an issue.

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Meet our VOY mappers from Buenos Aires!

Posted November 6, 2013 no picture

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Buenos Aires is the latest city where young people are taking to the streets with smartphones to map environmental hazards in their community as part of Voices of Youth Maps. Meet Maria and Romina, two of the 20 young people who’ve been trained this past month. Stay tuned to VOY for more updates and follow UNICEF Argentina on Twitter (@UNICEFargentina) Maria E. 18 years old Why did you decide to participate in the project? So that I can show that there are proble...


What Motivates Voices of Youth Mappers?

Posted September 18, 2013 Avatar Joe @unicefgis

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Over the past month youth volunteers from all around the world have been testing UNICEF's new mapping system urgencyrank.unicef-gis.org. Their work is helping improve our ability to innovate and empower more young people as public advocates for the environment. Why did these young people volunteer to help? Here are a few reasons, in the words of the youth mappers themselves. Dhiroj K. from Nepal: “United Nations always vibrates my mind. I was born in a very remote district of...


Media Spotlights Youth Mappers in Brazil

Posted September 12, 2013 Avatar Joe @unicefgis

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This week the incredible work of youth mappers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has been highlighted by two prestigious media organizations, the BBC and Fast Company. Since August 2011 years over 250 youth mappers have been trained in Brazil by Centro de Promoção da Saúde – CEDAPS (www.cedaps.org.br) with the support of UNICEF. The young people are learning how mobile phones and modified kites rigged with cameras can be innovative tools for reporting environmental risks and hazards....


Adolescents use smartphones to map and change their community

Posted August 29, 2013 no picture

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17 year old Daniela is somewhat of an expert on HIV/AIDS. She knows how the disease is transmitted and how to protect herself, and she shares this information with her friends. Daniela is one of 24 adolescents from the vulnerable neighbourhoods of Cité Plus and Village de Dieu in Port au Prince to have participated in the Voices of Youth Maps initiative. The adolescents mapped HIV risk and vulnerability catalysts in their communities, using smartphones to record the geo-locati...