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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...

Adopt citizen-centred programmes for better outcomes

Service delivery to members of the public is at the heart of any agency. The quality and type of service delivered goes a long way in shaping citizens’ perceptions and trust towards the provider, both within and without the government. Citizens expect services that are responsive to their needs and their views. They want transparency...

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...

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