News and blog

News & Blog

News 17 August 2018

Support Africa’s Voices!

This year, AVF is participating in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge, the UK’s largest online match-funding campaign. We would like..

Blog 2 August 2018

Innovations Series: Targeted Behaviour Change Messaging

In response to the humanitarian emergency in Somalia in 2017, AVF developed an innovative system and workflow for targeted behaviour..

Blog 17 July 2018

Digital Exclusion in Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities

In late May, the Communication with Disaster Affected Communities Network held its annual global forum in Nairobi. More than 160..

Blog 23 April 2018

How digital platforms are building community trust in local government in Somalia

This is a guest post by Isatou Batanon, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Somalia. It first appeared on UNDG Silo Fighters. Somalia..

Blog 7 December 2017

Using digital communications to close the humanitarian governance gap

The extended drought in Somalia continues to have a devastating impact across the country. Since early 2017, when the crisis..

Blog 31 October 2017

Valuing voices in the digital age

I have been preoccupied with the phrase “valuing voices” ever since the earliest days of Africa’s Voices as a pilot..

Blog 14 October 2017

Interactive Page: Engaging Somali people to amplify their voices

How can organisations design programmes that are grounded in citizen’s everyday realities?  Click through to open an in-depth interactive page..

Blog 11 October 2017

Why are girls dropping out of secondary school in Kenya?

It’s April 2017, and DJ Bling and Bonoko at Ghetto Radio, Nairobi, are on air discussing the challenges faced by..

Blog 20 September 2017

Computational linguistics at AVF: Two interns share their experiences

This summer, Africa’s Voices was lucky to have two computational linguistics interns join our team. Gladys Tyen built on a web-app..

News 31 August 2017

Spotlight Session on Research in Emergencies with DFID & The British Council

With a regional community of practitioners, including academics and experts, Dr. Sharath Srinivasan discussed innovative solutions to filling the evidence..