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Blog | June 5, 2015 | Melissa Mbugua

Here at Ushahidi we often say technology is only 10% of the solution, and the other 90% is people and the partnerships they form – and that includes people in government as well as ordinary people seeking to make...

Blog | June 8, 2015 | Nicoline van der Torre

Last month, I travelled to Accra to take part in one of our new, governance-focussed Community of Practice meetings, and to talk with Ghanaian government officials about whether they think tech can play a role in shaping local...

Blog | July 6, 2015 | Melissa Mbugua

Livity Africa‘s new initiative Voting is Power (VIP) Debate Club is tapping into the energy of South Africa’s youth to support better representation of young people’s voices in national politics....

Blog | August 6, 2015 | Jen Williams

Over the last 12 months, WaterAidItad and IRC Wash have conducted desk-based research to understand the reasons why some ICT...

Blog | August 18, 2015 | Jen Williams

Over the past twelve months WaterAid, Itad and IRC have been conducting desk research to better understand why some ICT initiatives improving water supply in rural areas succeed where others don’t.

In this second blog of the series, Jen...

Blog | August 21, 2015 | Nicoline van der Torre

This year, Making All Voices Count has been supporting the Jakarta City Government to convene the second annual HackJak - a combination of scrapathon, hackathon and visualthon that aims to make government data publicly available....

Blog | August 28, 2015 | Lucy von Sturmer

'What are the next steps in innovation for good governance?' This was the theme for this year’s second annual Buntwani conference, which brought together global thought leaders from civil society, government, academia and technology to ask...

Blog | September 10, 2015 | Miguel Loureiro

Communication between state and citizens is a key element of an equal and just society – but do we know if the state is listening to us?

A group of researchers from Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania looked at the...

Blog | September 23, 2015 | Nyambura Salome

Researcher Nyambura Salome asks whether Kenya’s new e-government platforms have helped to increase citizen engagement with the state - or is it all politics for show?

The Jubilee Alliance won Kenya’s 2013 election...

Blog | September 30, 2015 | Jen Williams

Over the past twelve months WaterAid, Itad and IRC have been conducting desk research and analysis to better understand why some ICT initiatives improving water supply in rural areas succeed where others don’t.

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