UNICEF Mexico: Innovation Exchange

Mexico City | November 30, 2015

The latest in the UNICEF Mexico Activate Talk Series will focus on a series of initiatives and projects developed by UNICEF and its partners which aim to support self-expression and elevate youth voices and provide opportunities for participation among young people.

Speaker details:

  • Nadia Baram, Coordinator of the Laboratory of Web Development and Deputy Director of the Digital Center for Contents Culture, will present a collaborative platform called Guiquimi which encourages reflection and dialogue about the implications of being both a creator and consumer of  content in the online world, developed by the Centro de Cultura Digital.
  • Jaime Archundia, Innovation Coordinator at UNICEF Mexico, will present U-Report, a global movement that uses technology which elevates the voices of young people and enables them to discuss the situations in their communities, and to propose and build solutions together. Currently this initiative is present in 16 countries and has the participation of more than one million young people around the world. Mexico is the first country to implement U-Report out of Africa and Southeast Asia.
  • Klaudia Yvonne González Martinez, Deputy Director of International Affairs at CONAPRED, will present #SinTags: Discrimination doesn’t define us, a movement of voluntary participation that aims to show the consequences of hate speech on the Internet, which has become commonplace in the current social dynamics. This campaign seeks to encourage social participation to prevent discrimination and violence in the network.
  • Mariel García Montes, is the Spanish-language coordinator of Voices of Youth, where she supports the content creation processes among youth. “Voices of Youth” is UNICEF’s global community for youth who want to know, do and say more about the world. In general, Mariel works on topics of technology for change with youth and activists.
  • Jorge Lagunas, was one of five finalists in the world in portrait category of the One Minutes Jr initiative in 2010, and Valeria Cárdenas, winner of one of the One Minutes Jr best actress awards who attended the award ceremony in Amsterdam in 2013, will present “The One Minutes Jr”. This is an initiative of UNICEF and the One Minutes Foundation and the European Cultural Foundation that allows young people of 12-20 years old the opportunity to express their opinions and share with the world their ideas, dreams, concerns and points of view. This is done through video workshops which result in one-minute long videos. The initiative is a positive and powerful example of the way visual arts can be used as communication tools to overcome geographical, national, and  cultural boundaries. It is an international initiative involving more than 1,000 young people from 70 countries.

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