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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...

Video: How to amplify local voices in the African continent?

With roots in the University of Cambridge, we remain engaged in the institution’s research into the African continent. Around the time that Africa’s Voices was formally launched as an independent organisation, Sharath Srinivasan spoke at the Cambridge-Africa Day – an event that celebrates links between the university and Africa. During the...

A big conversation on big data

Big data and data mining open up new opportunities to increase safety as well as raise the voices of the powerless and marginalised. But many are concerned that the availability of personal details could also threaten our privacy. Director of Africa’s Voices, Sharath Srinivasan, joins in a conversation about big data on...

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)...

“Africa’s airwaves are abuzz with debate and discussion”

“Cambridge researchers are pioneering new ways of harnessing the political power of radio and text messaging to give citizens greater say in how their countries are governed” reports journalist Becky Allen. Discover what Africa’s Voices learned while gathering local opinions via African radio stations and mobile phones, and read about our partnership with IBM...

Valuing voices in a digital world

“‘Valuing voice’ implies not only encouraging individual opinion and narratives but also creating spaces where these voices can be heard and make a difference to improving peoples’ lives,” explains Claudia Lopes, Head of Research and Development at Africa’s Voices. As part of the YouGov-Cambridge Programme, YouGov was able to support Africa’s Voices...
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