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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...

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 school-going girls while on their period. They are joined by a guest, Teresa, who is a trained counsellor on Sexual and Reproductive Health issues working with LVCT Health. They have been reading out the following...

What drives the gender digital divide?

For many of us reading this, the digital realm seamlessly integrates with most aspects of our lives: we rely upon the internet for work, our phones to connect, and a multitude of digital services to inform and empower us. It’s so pervasive, that we rarely consider how access to the digital world confers power, and...

Voice & Matter

Africa’s Voices’ Sharath Srinvasan and Claudia Lopes have contributed a chapter, titled ‘Africa’s Voices Versus Big Data? The Value of Citizen Engagement through Interactive Radio’, to the ‘Voice and Matter‘ anthology. The volume brings together research that was presented at the fourth Ørecomm Festival in September 2014, and makes “important contributions to how we think about...

Research Paper: How to gather opinions using radio and mobile

Read our paper on how mobile phones and radio can be used to foster public discussion and collect the opinions of ordinary Africans. Africa’s Voices began as an applied research pilot project at Cambridge’s Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR). The goal was to practically assess the potential for interactive radio to gather and comparatively analyse opinions...

Findings: Africa’s Voices research pilot

Although many development and governance organisations understand the importance of engaging their target audiences, it has proven difficult to do so effectively – especially when communities are diverse, disparate or inaccessible. Africa’s Voices began as a pilot research project in 2012, based at the Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR) at the University of Cambridge....

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