Developing and implementing innovative solutions to keep children alive, safe, and learning
Using innovations in digital technology and results-based programming, UNICEF supports the government and its partners to build sustainable and scalable programmes that increase the quality and coverage of basic services for children.
These innovations use widely available technologies like basic mobile phones and text messaging service, and will make it easier to keep track of medicine stocks, upload and share information on the quality of community services, increase access to information for those who need it most, quickly register children’s births, and help the Government plan for better service delivery.
In addition, the innovations aim to help young Ugandans realize their right to participation, and are one step forward in ensuring transparency and accountability at the grassroots level.
Without a doubt, the mobile technology innovations that have been invested in, here in Uganda, are greatly helping to measure our progress along the results chain.
Uganda's Innovative solutions
U-Report - Launched in 2011, U-Report a free SMS-based platform, allows Ugandans to report on issues affecting them and their communities.
MobileVRS - Mobile Vital Records System (Mobile VRS) was introduced to ensure that all children in Uganda had their birth registered.
FamilyConnect - designed on the basis of the RMNCAH model of ‘three delays’, which recognizes the different barriers that care seekers face in receiving timely and effective health care.
EduTrac - The Government of Uganda, with support from UNICEF, is working to improve the learning environment for children.
mTrac is part of a growing digital health revolution across much of the developing world, leap-frogging traditional infrastructural challenges to help impoverished communities receive the health care that they deserve.
uSurvey- is a web-based data collection tool that provides statistically representative real-time estimates of any indicator.