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Elena Georgalla

Explore our annual report 2019

Voice. Dialogue. Evidence. Action.  Read Africa’s Voices Annual Report 2019 While it’s never easy to distill the work that Africa’s Voices does in only a few words, voice, dialogue, evidence, and action epitomise our achievements in 2019: with citizen voice as the starting point, we curate and build large-scale dialogues from which we draw powerful...

RCCE: PERCEPTIONS, MISINFORMATION, AND CONCERNS IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 – WEBINAR

29 April 2020 Our co-founder Dr Sharath Srinivasan joined a prestigious panel of humanitarian practitioners to discuss understanding the concerns, perceptions, and misinformation barriers to practicing preventative behaviours in Sub-Saharan Africa in the wake of COVID-19 and what can be done to address them. Dr Srinivasan joined Kathryn Bertram, READY / Johns Hopkins Center for...

Our response to COVID-19 in Kenya | Meet our expert radio guest, Dr Moses Masika, Virologist, University of Nairobi

On March 8th, we launched a collaboration with Radio Africa Group to air Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and interactive radio shows to provide immediate  high-quality public health content, establish a trusted communications space and garner rapid social insights for future content. we have been drawing on the expertise of Dr Moses Masika, a Virologist at...

Trusted two-way mass and individual health communications and rapid socio-epidemiological insights to support the COVID-19 public health response in Kenya

Containing and stopping the new coronavirus pandemic requires equitable access to trusted, reliable information. Nonetheless, rapidly informing and empowering communities to stay healthy and safe as we combat the outbreak is only one part of the story. Any effective public health response will require an elaborate understanding of people’s perceptions around risk and preparedness to...

Our response to COVID-19

Dear AVF’s clients and Partners,  This is a brief note to update you on our response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  We acknowledge that the disruption and uncertainty associated with the current situation is unsettling for everyone. We empathize with everyone around the globe who has been affected in any way. At AVF we believe that...

Explore our 2019 annual review

A year of putting citizen voice at the heart of Africa’s transformation.  2019 marked five years of Africa’s Voices. In many ways, it was a year of transformation. We welcomed a new leader in Samuel Kimeu and became not only Africa-based but also African-led. We launched Imaqal, our largest and most ambitious project to date, to engage Somalis...
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Africa’s Voices welcomes Dr. Frasia Wangari Karua to our Board of Trustees

Africa’s Voices is pleased to announce that Dr. Frasia Wangari Karua has been appointed to our Board of Trustees. Dr Karua joins a distinguished international team of academics, development practitioners, media specialists and business people steering our vision and supporting our team in Kenya and the UK. Dr. Frasia Wangari Karua is a medical doctor...
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Africa’s Voices Welcomes Samuel Kimeu as new Executive Director

Africa’s Voices Board of Trustees announced today that Samuel Kimeu will be joining the organisation as the new Executive Director. Samuel comes to Africa’s Voices from Transparency International-Kenya, where he has served as Executive Director for nearly a decade. Our Co-founder and Executive Director over the past five years, Dr Sharath Srinivasan, is moving on...

Africa’s Voices awarded grant from Twilio.org to scale 1-to-1 communications with people in crisis

We are excited to announce that Africa’s Voices has been selected by Twilio as one of the 2019 Twilio.org Impact Grant Fund recipients. The grant will be used to further grow Katikati, our 1-to-1 two-way channel for open-text local language conversations at scale, to enable crisis-affected communities to engage with and hold aid actors into account. Katikati...

Amplifying community voices in humanitarian action in Somalia, 2019 – Policy Brief

Humanitarian actors increasingly call for concise, reliable information to act on Accountability to Affected Populations. Drawing from learnings from our recent work with UN OCHA, REACH and Groundtruth Solutions Somalia to inform the 2020 Humanitarian Needs Overview, we produced a snappy summary with actionable recommendations for a more people-centred response in 2020. Read the policy...
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