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Nakale Periz spoke to us about how life has changed after participating in cohort conversations

The cohort conversations in Kalobeyei Settlement aimed at challenging the norms that hinder young women from attaining financial independence and transitioning to technical trainings In Kakuma town, we meet Nakale Periz, a member of the host Turkana community. Nakale is a single mother of a 4-year-old boy and a CPA student. Thanks to cohort conversations...

“I can now cater for my needs after I opened a restaurant business at Kalobeyei Settlement,” Elizabeth

Elizabeth attended our cohort conversations in Kalobeyei Settlement that aimed at challenging the norms that hinder young women from attaining financial independence and transitioning to technical trainings Village 2 and Village 3 are located approximately 3kms apart in the expansive Kalobeyei settlement. Village 3’s central area is bustling, but not as much as Village 2’s....

“Africa’s Voices cohort discussions helped me to start a grocery store,” Sarah Wangila

Sarah attended our cohort conversations in Kalobeyei Settlement that aimed at challenging the norms that hinder young women from attaining financial independence and transitioning to technical trainings On the outskirts of Kakuma town, the administrative center for Turkana West District of Turkana County, sits Kalobeyei Settlement, an expansive community area that hosts 37,500 refugees and...

Explore our 2021 Annual Report

Executive Director’s Note The Africa’s Voices approach utilises mass media, usually radio, infused with an SMS short code to create platforms of engagement between decision-makers and citizens. We have used this approach to create two programmatic areas: Governance & Accountability and Citizen Evidence for Social Change.  Under the Governance and Accountability programme, we put citizens’...

Africa’s Voices Newsletter; 2022 Issue 1

Welcome to Africa’s Voices Foundation’s (AVF) first newsletter issue of 2022!  Our newsletter comes to you on a quarterly basis to inform and inspire you with all the things you need to know about our work in amplifying citizens’ voices and challenging the norms that undermine change in Kenya and Somalia. Often, a new year...

International Women’s Day: Taking stock of Africa’s Voices work in amplifying women’s voices

Every year on 8th March, the world marks International Women’s Day (IWD). This is a day when we should all renew our commitment to gender equality.  This year’s (2022) theme is Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow. It should serve as a stark reminder to all of us to assess and promote issues that...

Promoting Public Dialogue on Elections and Amplifying Citizens’ Voices in Somalia’s Political Processes

AVF Interactive Radio & SMS methodology to be Deployed in Somalia to Enhance Inclusivity in Political Processes The first African country to gain direct universal suffrage was Somalia. In 1964 and 1967, the country held multiparty elections. Since then, the country’s political institutions and structures have gone through tremendous changes. Somalia now has a federal...

World Radio Day: How Africa’s Voices harnesses radio to place citizen’s voices at the heart of development in Kenya and Somalia

As we mark the 2022 edition of World Radio Day themed “Radio and Trust” on 13th February, at AVF we reflect down memory lane on how we have harnessed the medium to enable our partners and decision makers to listen and understand citizens’ insights and views.  Radio is critical in ensuring that citizens remain informed,...

Issue 4 Newsletter & Happy Holidays Greetings from our Executive Director

Hello AVF’s Friends! It seems like 2021 has just flown by, at this point it is vital to appreciate our donors, clients, beneficiaries, and friends for your support and partnership. We look forward to working together in 2022. The eve of a new year presents us a chance to reflect on our success and challenges....

Five lessons learnt about collecting and using citizen-generated data to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Kenya

AVF’s interactive radio and SMS methodology was deployed to gather citizens’ views on Antimicrobial Resistance in Kenya A listening group in Kilifi county, Kenya. Credit: Elphas Ngugi/GPSDD. By Samatar Abdi, Project Manager, Africa’s Voices Foundation  The global pandemic has reshaped how we interact, making it more difficult than ever to bring people together to share...
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