U-report is a free social monitoring tool for community participation, designed to address issues that young people care about. Polls and alerts are sent out to U-Reporters and real-time response information is collected. Results and ideas are shared back with the community.
Issues polled include among others climate change, health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene, youth unemployment, disease outbreaks, social welfare sectors and others. Data received can be disaggregated by age, gender etc. in real time on this website!
All the messages you send to U-Report Trinidad and Tobago remain confidential. U-Report does not collect phone numbers, email addresses or names!
Aggregated data (i.e. 35% of U-Reporters in Trinidad and Tobago said they have not been participating in online classes regularly) is used to connect young people with their representatives, improve UNICEF programmes and draw attention to urgent issues with national governments and the UN. NGOs, civil society and country leaders can see the information on this website to understand what young people want or need.
Registration is voluntary and U-Reporters incur no costs. 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. In return, they receive vital information on critical issues, and also get to know what other young people not only in Trinidad and Tobago, but also in the wider Eastern Caribbean Area are saying. Together, we create change!
What kind of information does U-Report collect?
During the registration process, U-Report Trinidad and Tobago asks you about the region you are in (within T&T), your age and gender. This information allows UNICEF and partners to disaggregate general by age, gender and country and send you information that is relevant to you.
Where is information stored?
U-Reporters' responses to polls, interaction with chatbots and information collected during registration (region, age and gender) are stored on a RapidPro server, which keeps this information confidential and protected and allows U-Report to respond immediately to your messages.
Your answers can also be stored in the channel you use. For example, in the Facebook or WhatsApp conversation. If you participated in a poll on a sensitive topic, you might consider deleting the conversation to prevent someone else from taking your phone and accessing the conversation.
Does U-Report share my information with third parties?
Your personal information will never be shared with third parties. Only if we identify that you need urgent assistance, we may ask you if you agree to the sharing of your information.
General poll results may be shared with third parties. But this will only be done in an aggregate way and without showing your personal data, i.e. showing the percentage of people who answered YES to a question (e.g., 89% U-Reporters said they experience warmer weather now than before).
How do I stop being a U-Reporter and delete my data?
You have the right to delete your registration and stored data at any time. To do so, send QUIT to any of U-Report channels (Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or Twitter)