Viber and UNICEF have collaborated to launch U-Report Nepal chatbot on Viber to help in community participation and empowerment of young people to be active advocates for positive change.
The partnership has also launched a free Viber sticker pack called‘कोभिडकोकुरा / Covidko Kura’. U-Report Nepal is a chatbot on Viber that enables young people to receive information related to COVID-19, mental health issues, and other relevant matters.
“U-Report is a critical tool in UNICEF’s engagement with young people and we are delighted to collaborate with Viber to provide the opportunity for young people in Nepal to share their views on improving their communities,” said Elke Wisch, UNICEF Representative to Nepal.
She said UNICEF hoped the platform, together with the engaging sticker pack, will enable the young generation to access lifesaving information and use their own networks for good.
It enables direct and rapid data collection and analysis while keeping its users’ privacy safe by keeping them anonymous. The bot users can also share their opinions and voices through the bot’s built-in surveys. U-Report Nepal is designed to address issues that young people care about so that state institutions, non-governmental and international organizations, as well as the media, can have informed decisions and strategies guided by the poll results.
Users can search U-Report Nepal on the search box. Once the chatbot opens, users can type and send “CORONAVIRUS” or “COVIDINFO” to get started.
Covidko Kura sticker pack on Viber is now available and free for download. Users can download the stickers from the Viber Sticker Market through search tags such as covid19, unicef, unicef Nepal, coronavirus, Spread Love, Be Kind, NyanoSwagat, Maya Failau, Covidko Kura. When users download the sticker pack, they automatically subscribe to the U-Report Nepal on Viber chatbot.
Viber has always strived towards making itself a platform to empower the youth. Especially in the context of Nepal, where mental health and other concerning issues are less talked-about. It will also empower them to be heard and become a more active part of the community, ” said Anna Znamenskaya of Rakuten Viber.