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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....


50 Youth Help UNICEF Visualize “Urgency” in Prototype Media Innovation

Posted October 3, 2013 Avatar Joe @unicefgis

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“All kinds of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, etc. are sold here along with meat from butcher shops. The sanitation conditions are horrid and the animals are kept in cruel conditions. Moreover keeping raw meat next to domesticated animals presents a huge sanitation and health issue.” – Aown K., 19 years, World Wildlife Foundation See more photographs in Voices of Youth Urgency Rank Prototype Tester Gallery:http://flic.kr/s/aHsjKaNwM5 How can we measure the urgency of...


“Why is it important for children & youth to have a voice in business?”

Posted November 14, 2013 no picture johndoe

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Of the over 7 billion people that are on earth today, all those aged 24 years and younger account for nearly 40 percent of the world's population. What this means is that effectively roughly half of the world’s population will be, or in some cases already are, consumers of services and goods for at least the next half century. From a business stand point, this means that one should effectively concentrate one’s efforts on this target group, because this will be one’s market f...


Business Lead the Change.

Posted November 18, 2013 no picture Vivian Onano

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Businesses have an extensive role to play in the development of children and youth globally. If both major corporations and small & medium enterprises decided to dedicate their social responsibility programs on advocating children's rights, the results and the impact would be immense. Currently, there are 57 million children who are out of school and need access to quality education. Businesses and corporations can bring education to this huge number of devastated children by c...


"Young people have ways to impact society and beyond" Global Input. Local Output

Posted January 29, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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“Are you making so you can learn?” The VOY team attended a thought conversation on “Tapping into Children's Creativity for a Better World with David Sengeh, President and co-founder of GMin.org” on January 28th. David Sengeh is an innovator, a thought leader, and a mentor for young people. He is currently a PhD candidate who began his inspiring work in prosthetics at MIT, “Not only are you lucky to have a prosthetic, but you're always uncomfortable.” His natural i...


YOUTH Innovation: Cheap, green solar bottles light up Kenyan slum

Posted February 21, 2014 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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When I came across this article I was so glad that youth are actually taking it upon themselves to provide a sustainable and renewable energy source in Kenya. NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It’s a hot afternoon in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, but 32-year-old Michael Matare is comfortable in his tiny room. The house is brightly lit by two plastic water bottles jutting out of the ceiling. Between them hangs a 100-watt bulb, but it isn’t needed. "Since I got these sola...


Innovate for a better world with Google!

Posted March 7, 2014 no picture Amy Blomme

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Doodle 4 Google competition: Inventing a world without violence This year, Google is asking K-12 students in the USA to create doodles based on the theme ‘If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place...’ We encourage all of you to take part and share your innovations to make the world a better place. To participate in the competition, visit the Doodle 4 Google competition welcome page. Share with us by using the hashtag #ENDviolence on your social medi...