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Sharath Srinivasan

Remembering Peter da Costa

The Board of Trustees and leadership of Africa’s Voices are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Peter da Costa. Peter joined our Board only recently, but he was a longstanding friend and advisor of Africa’s Voices from its very beginnings in 2015. He was a real believer in our mission and in our ability...

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 research project at the University of Cambridge. It has all sorts of meanings and motivations: a call to arms, an ethical commitment, a cautionary counsel, a methodological challenge amidst data revolutions, a test for people...

Interview: Can interactive radio influence local politics?

13th February 2015 was World Radio Day – an international event supported by UNESCO to celebrate the unique power of radio. As radio is central to Africa’s Voices work, we were keen to join in the celebrations. Sharath Srinivasan, Director of Africa’s Voices, spoke at the World Radio Day SOAS event, along with other leading...

Research Paper: How to gather opinions using radio and mobile

Read our paper on how mobile phones and radio can be used to foster public discussion and collect the opinions of ordinary Africans. Africa’s Voices began as an applied research pilot project at Cambridge’s Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR). The goal was to practically assess the potential for interactive radio to gather and comparatively analyse opinions...

Video: How to amplify local voices in the African continent?

With roots in the University of Cambridge, we remain engaged in the institution’s research into the African continent. Around the time that Africa’s Voices was formally launched as an independent organisation, Sharath Srinivasan spoke at the Cambridge-Africa Day – an event that celebrates links between the university and Africa. During the presentation (in the video above),...

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