U-report is a free social media-based monitoring tool for adolescent and youth participation, designed to address issues that they care about.
Polls and alerts are sent out to U-reporters via social media platforms (such as Facebook messenger and Viber) and real-time response information is collected. Results and ideas are shared back with the community. Issues polled include among others health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene, youth unemployment, HIV/AIDS, disease outbreaks; social welfare sectors. Data received can be disaggregated by age, gender, regions and provinces in real time.
Registration is voluntary and free to the users across all applicable social media and mobile networks. U-Report relies on volunteer community members serving as U-Reporters on a free entry, free exit basis to provide information on issues in their communities.
U-report allows young citizens to speak out on what is happening in their communities, provides a forum to amplify their voices through local and national media, sends alerts to key stakeholders about the issues their constituents are facing, and feeds back useful information to the U-reporters, so they are empowered to work for change and improvements in their own communities.