Jokko means "communication" in Wolof, a national language in Senegal.
With the launch of the Jokko Initiative, Tostan and UNICEF have formed a partnership that positions them at the forefront of SMS-based innovation, focused on empowering people to harness the power of accessible mobile technology to improve their lives and those of their children. This partnership links UNICEF’s reach, resources and technical expertise with Tostan’s ground-level experience and understanding of local realities and challenges. Together, they are seeking creative solutions to the issues facing Africa and the world’s rural and disadvantaged populations.
The Jokko Initiative is a partnership between Tostan, UNICEF, and hundreds of African communities.