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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...

My Journey setting communities’ agenda at Africa’s Voices: Moses Maina

From setting “agenda at the community level,” to how AVF has grown from an idea  Photo: Moses Maina, Project Manager, Africa’s Voices Foundation. Moses Maina is a Project Manager at Africa’s Voices Foundation under the Citizen Evidence for Social Change programme (CESC). The CESC programme leverages Africa’s Voices’ interactive radio and mixed-methods capabilities to put...

What does placing citizens’ voices at the center of decision making mean for Africa’s Voices?

Four things you need to know about how we work. Africa’s Voices Foundation (AVF) is a UK registered charity with a branch office in Nairobi, Kenya. We use interactive radio (radio programming and SMS communication) to create inclusive and trusted spaces of public discussion that can drive social change. To do this, AVF combines media...

AVF’s response to COVID-19 in Somalia | Reflections from our Programme Officer

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in Somalia in March 2020, AVF launched Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) response and Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) campaign, to address the norms that undermine the fight against the pandemic. According to the responses received, the campaign has been described as informative by the host communities. We...

School reopening is right but guarantee learners’ safety

The Covid-19 outbreak overwhelmed the functioning and outcome of the country’s education system. The closure of schools, compounded by economic and public health crises, posed major challenges to parents, students and teachers. Adapting to the pandemic has been a challenge for schools as the sector lacks sufficient infrastructure and human resources to support learning and...
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International Women’s Day: Taking stock of Africa’s Voices work in amplifying women’s voices
8 March 2022
Promoting Public Dialogue on Elections and Amplifying Citizens’ Voices in Somalia’s Political Processes
25 February 2022
World Radio Day: How Africa’s Voices harnesses radio to place citizen’s voices at the heart of development in Kenya and Somalia
13 February 2022

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