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Amplifying community voices in humanitarian action in Somalia, 2019 – Policy Brief

Humanitarian actors increasingly call for concise, reliable information to act on Accountability to Affected Populations. Drawing from learnings from our recent work with UN OCHA, REACH and Groundtruth Solutions Somalia to inform the 2020 Humanitarian Needs Overview, we produced a snappy summary with actionable recommendations for a more people-centred response in 2020. Read the policy...

The results of our Common Social Accountability Platform pilot in Banadir Regional Administration Durable Solutions Unit’s first newsletter

Our Common Social Accountability Platform was launched in partnership with BRA and ReDDS in Somalia’s Banadir region in 2018. The platform was mobilised to build public dialogue in Mogadishu on critical displacement topics such as forced evictions, social cohesion, perspectives of displaced and host communities on durable solutions and to gather public opinion to inform...

New publication: Results and findings from citizen-led discussions on displacement and durable solutions in Mogadishu

In 2018, Africa’s Voices partnered with the Regional Secretariat for Durable Solutions (ReDDS) and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) in Somalia to enable citizen-led discussions on displacement and durable solutions in Mogadishu. The results and findings are captured in our new report published April 2019. This report outlines the first iteration of the Common Social Accountability...

Africa’s Voices at the Cambridge Science Festival

There’s been an outbreak of cholera in your community in Mogadishu! We need your help. Listen to our radio shows and text in your views on cholera risk in your community. Then join researchers to label and analyse responses and see how your voice can make a difference to help plan for future outbreaks. This...

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...

Infographic: Interactive radio in Somalia

The success of our project with UNICEF Somalia relies upon our dynamic and collaborative partnership with MediaINK and their network of 26 radio stations across Somalia. Through geospatial analysis, we’ve discovered that these weekly interactive radio programmes cover 50% of Somalia and reach up to 70% of the population! The below infographic celebrates this partnership, using our...

How many people do Africa’s Voices’ radio programmes reach in Somalia?

For the dissertation part of my MSc in Geospatial Analysis at University College London, I completed an exciting project with Africa’s Voices. After two years of learning theory and doing coursework, it was fantastic to be able to focus on a single project and put everything I had learned to good use. Somalia is a...

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