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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...

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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Five lessons learnt about collecting and using citizen-generated data to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Kenya
29 September 2021
What does placing citizens’ voices at the center of decision making mean for Africa’s Voices?
17 September 2021
Africa’s Voices radio methodology to support in preventing violent extremism in Somalia
3 September 2021

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