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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 deteriorated and the threat of famine loomed, the number of people in emergency level of food insecurity (IPC Phase 4) has increased to 866,000. Over the same period, over 1,159 people lost their lives in...

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 research project at the University of Cambridge. It has all sorts of meanings and motivations: a call to arms, an ethical commitment, a cautionary counsel, a methodological challenge amidst data revolutions, a test for people...

Citizen-generated data – a game changer for development?

After a week in Bogotá at the International Civil Society Week, Rainbow Wilcox (Impact Officer at Africa’s Voices) reflects on how data generated by citizens can create new opportunities for monitoring and achieving development goals. [View the story “Citizen-generated data – a game-changer for development?” on Storify]

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Press Release: Findings from an SMS poll to understand citizens’ views and attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccination in Kenya
1 April 2021
AVF’s First Quarter of 2021 Newsletter
17 March 2021
Another year of empowering refugee girls in Kalobeyei settlement through positive role modelling and mentorship
3 February 2021

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