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Blog 20 August 2019

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…

Blog 21 June 2019

Valuing Voices: Pushing the Boundaries of Feedback

Africa’s Voices helps government decision-makers, development agencies, service-providers and humanitarians design programmes that are grounded in people’s everyday realities. We..

Blog 14 March 2019

Interdisciplinary, ethical AI. Reflections on AVF’s presentation at the University of Cambridge by Dr Laura James

A real highlight this week was a talk by Luke Church and Sharath Srinivasan of Africa’s Voices Foundation. It is a..

Blog 2 August 2018

Innovations Series: Targeted Behaviour Change Messaging

In response to the humanitarian emergency in Somalia in 2017, AVF developed an innovative system and workflow for targeted behaviour..

Blog 17 July 2018

Digital Exclusion in Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities

In late May, the Communication with Disaster Affected Communities Network held its annual global forum in Nairobi. More than 160..

Blog 23 April 2018

How digital platforms are building community trust in local government in Somalia

This is a guest post by Isatou Batanon, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Somalia. It first appeared on UNDG Silo Fighters. Somalia..

Blog 7 December 2017

Using digital communications to close the humanitarian governance gap

The extended drought in Somalia continues to have a devastating impact across the country. Since early 2017, when the crisis..

Blog 31 October 2017

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..

Blog 14 October 2017

Interactive Page: Engaging Somali people to amplify their voices

How can organisations design programmes that are grounded in citizen’s everyday realities?  Click through to open an in-depth interactive page..

Blog 11 October 2017

Why are girls dropping out of secondary school in Kenya?

It’s April 2017, and DJ Bling and Bonoko at Ghetto Radio, Nairobi, are on air discussing the challenges faced by..