Resources

Africa's Voices is passionate about sharing our learnings on citizen engagement, research design and and digital data analysis. Here is a selection of resources and research reports for anyone interested in amplifying citizens' voices.

Resources

Interactive Radio! A Toolkit for Stations

Based on research carried out in African countries by Cambridge's Centre of Governance and Human Rights, this interactive toolkit is full of tips and exercises to help radio hosts and producers create open, inclusive discussions that invite everyone to participate. It was designed by The Internews Center for Innovation and Learning.

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RadioActive! The story of Interactive Radio in Africa

This is an illustrated, accessible guide to research on interactive radio, from the Politics and Interactive Media in Africa research project (led by the University of Cambridge's Centre of Governance and Human Rights). It was created in partnership with The Internews Center for Innovation and Learning, The University of Nairobi and The University of Zambia.

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Research paper: Mobile phones and radio in Africa

Read the results of Africa's Voices pilot project in this research paper. Our goal was to practically assess the potential for interactive radio to gather and analyse opinions of harder to reach sub-Saharan African communities. We evaluated how best to work with small, rural radio stations, and the most effective approach to gathering public opinion.

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Research paper: Interactive media audiences in Kenya and Zambia

To better understand who participates in media-driven public discussion and opinion-making, this working paper presents the results of a randomised household survey implemented in four constituencies in Kenya and Zambia, one urban and one rural constituency in each country.

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Africa’s Voices Versus Big Data? The Value of Citizen Engagement through Interactive Radio

Africa’s Voices’ Sharath Srinvasan and Claudia Lopes have contributed a chapter, to the ‘Voice and Matter‘ anthology brings together research that was presented at the fourth Ørecomm Festival in September 2014, and makes “important contributions to how we think about voice, power, technology, culture, and social change”.

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Engaging Somali Voices: Strengthening Health programming by gathering beliefs

How can organisations design programmes that are grounded in citizen's everyday realities? This in-depth interactive page explores Africa's Voices approach, focusing on health-related research with UNICEF Somalia. Discover our innovative method and key insights into citizen's beliefs on immunisation and HIV/AIDS.

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