Hivos International

Transparency & Accountability

The Kenya media programme (KMP) is a programme of Hivos whose aim is to strengthen the existing media landscape in Kenya. KMP's overall objective is to contribute to a responsible, accountable and transparent governance environment and therefore a more stable Kenya. In its bid to strengthen the media sector, KMP has identified the media as the key driver of accountability and good governance and consequently provide a framework of various interventions aimed at improving the professionalism and effectiveness of the media in Kenya.

The Kenya Media Programme (KMP) envisages a second four-year phase effective April 2015 and hopes to address sector wide efforts and challenges faced by the media. This is part of the reason why it was necessary to undertake a national public survey to establish how effective the media is in improving transparency and accountability in Kenya.

Liberia and South Africa communities of practice

A key element of Making All Voices Count is learning, and we have found that there is a ready appetite among our partners in-country to share experiences and ideas to support the work each is carrying out.

The Global Innovation Competition – keeping the good ideas in

In this post, South to South Lab Manager Declan Ottaro outlines the eligibility check which determined what #GIC2015 ideas made the cut, and the following steps in the competition.

Technology, communications and conflict prevention in Zanzibar

Blog | January 7, 2015 | Steven Leach, Richard Smith, Chas Morrison and Laura Payne

The following is the first of three blogs written by members of the ACTION Support Centre and the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, in which they reflect on the early engagements of their research project funded by Making All Voices Count.

Can ICT innovation adequately support conflict prevention?

Blog | January 14, 2015 | Steven Leach, Richard Smith, Chas Morrison and Laura Payne

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The following is the second of three blogs written by members of the ACTION Support Centre and the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, in which they reflect on the early engagements of their research project funded by Making All Voices Count.

Using ICTs to support local responses to conflict and violence

Blog | January 21, 2015 | Steven Leach, Richard Smith, Chas Morrison and Laura Payne

The following is the final of three blogs written by members of the ACTION Support Centre and the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, in which they reflect on the early engagements of their research project funded by Making All Voices Count.

Communal relations in Zanzibar

Reflections from the Global Voices Media Summit 2015

Blog | January 29, 2015 | Hyshyama Hamin

Last week in the Philippines, at the Global Voices Media Summit 2015, bloggers, activists, journalists, and actors from civil society, international organisations and government came together to explore connections between the open Internet, freedom of expression and online civic movements.

Can chaos and collision lead to co-creation of innovative ideas?

Blog | February 9, 2015 | Chris Underwood

Making All Voices Count is a programme that focuses global attention on innovative solutions and uses of technology that amplify the voices of citizens and enable more effective, accountable government response.

Over the past year, we have tested different ways to find, develop and support these solutions, as well as continually improving how we adapt to the context of each of our focus countries and bring key stakeholders to the table.

Making women’s issues not women-only issues in Kenya

Making All Voices Count Programme Officers Mendi Njonjo and Crystal Simeoni reflect on their experience hosting debates on support for female politicians and the inclusion of women’s issues in the political sphere in Kwale, Kenya.

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