Africa’s Voices is growing a sustained partnership with Oxfam Kenya after three successful interactive radio projects.
One of these projects amplified citizens’ views on taxes and their priorities for the national budget. Radio shows were broadcast in three counties (and three languages) – Nairobi (Swahili), Turkana (Turkana) and Wajir (Somali), and listeners participated via SMS. For the other two projects, we gathered Turkana people’s opinions and concerns on oil and gas developments in northern Kenya.
Wairu Kinyori-Gugu, the Tax Justice Project Manager for Oxfam Kenya said the following about our partnership:
“From working with Africa’s Voices, it emerged that there are various opportunities to engage citizens and more so through the use of radio and focus group discussions. The insights have fed into a larger baseline study, and will be used to inform the advocacy and campaigning approaches in the different regions. Keep up the high quality of your work, this is truly your best quality. We are grateful to have you on board as partners and explore more ways of working together strategically!”
To learn more about our research method and conclusions, look through our presentations below or follow the links for our report on the first oil and gas project, and our report on the tax justice project.
Project team: Moses Maina (project manager), Dr Claudia Abreu Lopes (research lead), Rainbow Wilcox (project support and communications), George Kaburu (operations), Dr Sharath Srinivasan (director).