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Speak out, our Voices Count! My Digital Mapping Experience

Posted September 13, 2014 no picture Maimuna Yusuf Ahmad

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All these past days of September have been fun for me! Why? Because I have been choosen as a youth mapper! I thought that all I had to do was take pictures and post them online, but no, it's more than that. Because I am not only mapping but I am also enlightening people. Poor refuse disposal. This is the major challenge in my country and in my mapping area (Kano, Nigeria), people tend to dispose refuse in any available space they see due to lack of recycling companies....


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...


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...