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April 22, 2016

Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement: A Practical Guide

Published by Open Knowledge Repository of The World bank, this guide provides practical steps to assess how digital tools have contributed to citizen engagement and to understand the impact that...

April 8, 2016

Global Agreements, Grassroots Advocacy - Youth and Governance in Post 2015 World: A Toolkit for Young People Who Want to Make Sure Their Voice is Heard

This toolkit is designed for young people and members of youth organisations who are passionate about having honest and responsive governments, who believe that young people must be involved in...

April 5, 2016

Mobile Phone and Social Media Interventions for Youth Development Outcomes

"The increasing ability of communities to access information via mobiles can be used to address political or social concerns, with youth playing a leading role. Mobile phones create channels of...

April 5, 2016

When Does ICT-Enabled Citizen Voice Lead to Government Responsiveness?

"These cases suggest that while ICT platforms have been relevant in increasing policymakers' and senior managers' capacity to respond, most of them have yet to influence their willingness to do so."...

March 24, 2016

RadioActive! The Story of Interactive Radio in Africa

"Through interactive shows, radio stations across the continent are involving people in exciting discussions that matter to them." This illustrated guide shares insights from research on interactive...

March 18, 2016

Kenya Extractive Industries Development Programme: Public Awareness and Community Engagement

This research report shares findings of a pilot project conducted in September 2015 by Africa's Voices Foundation which used radio and mobile phone text messaging to facilitate transparent public...

February 14, 2016

The Soul Beat 260: The Open Knowledge Hub - Creating Opportunities for Greater Knowledge Sharing

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February 10, 2016


The impactAFRICA fund is making available US$500,000 in support for "pioneering data journalism and innovative reporting that tackles development issues, such as public healthcare, in six African...

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December 21, 2015

Sauti Mtaani, a Swahili phrase that loosely translates as "Voice in the Hood," is a web and SMS platform that seeks to promote engagement between...

December 2, 2015

Produced by the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Regional Secretariat) and fesmedia Africa of the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung (FES), this...

ICT in Civic Participation and Democracy in Uganda: Citizens’ Knowledge, Attitud
November 29, 2015

"The findings show that some people have proactively utilised ICT to monitor and report on the performance of government projects and services...

November 5, 2015

The IFEX Campaign Toolkit is designed to help support campaigns for free expression, either for people and organisations who are launching a new...

October 19, 2015

"This report... focuses mainly on mass communication programming - broadcasting that can reach millions of people when disaster strikes -...

September 28, 2015
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