Hi folks - for those of you whose ICTs work and interest involves Democracy and Governance issues in Africa could I please encourage you to complete this brief IDS/Soul Beat Africa survey at

This will really help to inform the planned democracy and governance webspace and will ensure that your information and networking needs on this important theme are met.

Completing the survey will take about 15 to 20 minutes of your time. To access the survey follow this link http://www.comminit.com/redirect.cgi?m=21cf6cf77cba770184b5a9703acd3119

To give you some background information: Soul Beat Africa and the Mobilising Knowledge for Development (MK4D) project of the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) are collaborating to create an online space to support knowledge sharing and networking among people and organisations working on democracy and governance issues in Africa, with a specific focus on media and communication for development. This initiative is building on an existing base of democracy and governance knowledge and networks, which we would like to consolidate and make more easily available.

Your participation in the survey will help us identify which thematic areas of democracy and governance knowledge are most important to your work, and how we can best assist organisations and people working in the field to improve knowledge sharing and networking.

The deadline for completing the survey is Friday, April 16 2011.

Please note the survey is anonymous and your answers will not be publicly attached to your name or organization at any time.
Many thanks, we know how busy you are and value the time you are giving us in order to improve our support to your important work!

Please do complete the Democracy and Governance Survey - Soul Beat Africa at

Best wishes from the Soul Beat Africa Team