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Researching socio-cultural drivers via innovative methods

As part of the King’s College and Cambridge-Africa seminar series, Claudia Abreu Lopes presented the method and insights from our research project in Uganda. Recruiting interactive radio and SMS technology, Africa’s Voices collected and analysed citizens’ beliefs on the causes of complications during pregnancy and at delivery, to help shape context-specific health interventions...

Africa’s Voices opens Nairobi office!

We’re happy to announce Africa’s Voices has officially opened our East Africa office in Nairobi, Kenya. Currently based at The Garage//Westlands, our permanent presence in Nairobi will allow us to deepen our partnerships and enhance our impact in the region. George Kaburu, Africa’s Voices Head of Performance, is managing and...

The Ethics of Big Data

Africa’s Voices presented the first in a series of workshops about the ethics of big data at the Centre of Social Sciences and the Humanities (CRASSH) in Cambridge. We discussed data protection principles and how these apply to the development sector, as well as our own data protection procedures. At...

How not to lose unique voices in big data

Kavita Ramakrishnan, an Africa’s Voices researcher, helped Well Told Story to analyse thousands of text messages that the Kenyan media company had received from their fans on the topic of contraception. Here, Kavita reflects on a framework developed for this project that ensures unique voices don’t get lost in big data, and are considered a valuable...

Africa’s Voices Methods and Approaches

Radio forums, both national and local, are powerful tools for discussing issues affecting people’s lives. Many listeners participate using SMS texting – a rich source of data which, if analysed with care and using sophisticated techniques, can provide invaluable insights into changes in the audience’s beliefs and opinions. These changes can be...

Video: How Africa’s Voices makes sense of skewed data

Interactive radio allows for new voices to be amplified across Africa. But, how can we listen carefully and make sense of these unstructured conversations? Further, any audience data that is collected will be skewed – because the voices are also skewed. Firstly, radio audiences are skewed in comparison to the population. In addition, those...
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