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Talk: How can AI be used for Social Good? Lessons from Africa’s Voices Foundation

Part of Africa’s Voices’ core mission is to spark engaging and inclusive conversation that challenge norms and behaviours. In line with our commitment to shifting norms and firing up debates, we often share our knowledge, learnings and expertise with a wider audience. This month, our co-founder and Executive Director, Sharath Srinivasan, travelled to Cambridge to share,...

Africa’s Voices 2018 Impact Overview

Africa’s Voices 2018 Impact Overview What does it take to create a organisation that truly listens to citizens, an organisation that puts constituent voice at the core of its mission? There is too much emphasis on citizen data in international development. What we value the most, however, is citizen voices.  Check out our 2018 impact stories...

Africa’s Voices commended in the UN 2019 Somalia Humanitarian Needs Overview

Africa’s Voices is proud to share the news that our innovative accountability to affected populations (AAP) intervention in partnership with ECHO and REACH in Somalia using interactive radio, was recognised in the UN’s 2019 Somalia Humanitarian Needs Overview as an effective solution for  consulting citizens at scale. The report reads:  “The use of radio has proven...

Support Africa’s Voices!

This year, AVF is participating in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge, the UK’s largest online match-funding campaign. We would like to ask our supporters to contribute to our vision and impact by making pledges before the deadline of August 30th. These pledges are commitments to match fund public donations made during the campaign between 27...

Spotlight Session on Research in Emergencies with DFID & The British Council

With a regional community of practitioners, including academics and experts, Dr. Sharath Srinivasan discussed innovative solutions to filling the evidence gaps on education in conflicts and protracted crises. The community of practice event was organised by the UK’s Department for International Development’s (DFID) central Education Research Team and took place in the British Council offices in...

DEVtalk at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID)

Last week, we were invited to DFID to lead a ‘DEVtalk’ — a seminar for their global team on initiatives in the development sector. From their London office, DFID colleagues from around the world joined in person or virtually to hear our Director, Dr. Sharath Srinivasan, present on the “New advances in putting citizens’ voices...

Data Science Africa 2017: Machine learning for targeted communication in emergencies

Africa’s Voices researcher, Rita Zagoni, recently attended ‘Data Science Africa 2017’ in Arusha, Tanzania. The conference aims to encourage African researchers to engage with big data and real-time analytics for public good. A two-day workshop (20-21st July) invited participants to discuss the applications of data science methods to the African context, and Rita presented on...

ESRA conference: Applications of Big Data to Social Sciences

On 17th July, Africa’s Voices’ Dr. Claudia Abreu Lopes, led a workshop on the Applications of Big Data to Social Sciences at the 7th conference of the European Survey Research Association in Lisbon. Presenting alongside Well Told Story’s Research Lead, Dr. Anastasia Mirzoyants-McKnight, Claudia used examples from Africa’s Voices projects in Kenya and Somalia to...

Webinar: Farm, Community, and Participatory Radio

In June, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) hosted a webinar on ‘Farm Radio, Community Radio and Participatory Radio’ as part of a series on Communications in Agriculture, and focused on the challenges and opportunities of working with interactive radio. Impact, Learning, and Communications Manager, Rainbow Wilcox, joined the session to share AVF’s learnings...
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