Practice examples

Innovation

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U-Report is a social messaging tool which allows anyone from any community, anywhere in the world to respond to polls, report issues, support child rights and work as positive agents of change on behalf of people in their country. U-Report has been launched in 39 countries and has close to 4 million members. Click here to access U-Report.

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Block by Block is a global initiative that uses the popular video game Minecraft to involve youth in the planning process in urban areas by giving them the opportunity to show planners and decision makers how they would like to see their cities in the future. The project is a collaboration between Mojang, the creators of Minecraft and UN-Habitat. The first project was carried out in Kibera, Nairobi, one of Africa’s largest slums. Since 2016, the initiative has also raised funds for the improvement of public spaces worldwide with the support of Mojang and Microsoft. Click here to learn more.

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In September 2016, the non-governmental organization Kiron in Germany launched the pilot research & development project called INTEGRAL or Integration and Participation of Refugees in the Context of Digital Teaching and Learning Scenarios’, in cooperation with RWTH Aachen University and the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences. Using a combination of e-mentoring, German as a second language classes, and assistance in navigating university application requirements, INTEGRAL aims to promote the integration of refugees into the higher education system and to identify potential courses of action. Click here to learn more.