Democracy and Governance - Africa

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December 1, 2016

Advancing Freedom of Expression - Using Digital Innovation to Foster Article 19 in the Global South

“Digital technologies have created numerous new opportunities of how to exert the basic human rights of freedom of expression and access to information. At the same time, new possibilities of how to...

November 29, 2016

Engaging with Local Communities to Prevent Violence: What Role for ICTs?

“This research shows that, at best, information and communications technologies (ICTs) can support relationship building, but that they are not a substitute for the human element that is essential to...

November 23, 2016

Sierra Leone's Changing Media Landscape Offers Fresh Opportunities for Development Communications

“Mobile phone uptake in Sierra Leone has burgeoned making mobiles the most accessed form of communication on a weekly basis alongside radio.” This research summary looks at the results of a national...

November 18, 2016

How is a Radio Programme Encouraging Young People's Engagement with Democratic Processes in Tanzania?

"New research has found that the programme provided valuable information about the elections and voting process, addressed apathy (encouraging many to participate in various stages of the process)...

November 16, 2016

Information-Education-Participation: Media Use among Youth in Uganda

“In order to be able to formulate and put in place sustainable participatory youth media projects, it is absolutely key that one knows the media habits and media competency of the target group. This...

November 14, 2016

NEW: What keeps you up at night with worry about your work?

* Why is it so difficult for others to understand the value of what I do? * Are we making a long-term difference? * Where will the money come from? * On no, not another strategic review or...

November 9, 2016

Integrated Communication Campaigns to Support Citizen Behaviour Change

This guide is designed to help communication programme managers in the public sector develop and manage integrated communications programmes that “use communication as a new lever to educate and...

November 9, 2016

Peacebuilding, Governance, Gender and Protection Assessments - A Basic Guide for Busy Practitioners

This guide is designed to help Catholic Relief Services (CRS) staff and other organisations to understand and assess peace building, governance, gender, and protection issues in the countries they...

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September 12, 2016

"The concept of collective memory rests upon the assumption that every social group develops a memory of its past which allows it to preserve...

September 1, 2016

Launched in 2016, the Digital Innovation Library is an interactive platform designed to showcase the wide range of digital activities that are...

August 30, 2016

Making All Voices Count is an international initiative that supports effective and accountable governance in 12 countries in Africa and Asia. The...

August 29, 2016

This report presents an analysis of a corpus of academic and grey literature relevant to the question: How can media and communications be used to...

August 25, 2016

"[R]eporting on events is not just a passive process. In constructing a narrative for the reader, the journalist plays an active role in...

August 24, 2016

U-Report, developed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is a mobile-based communication platform that lets young people, called U-...

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