We achieve this by convening digital media spaces for plural, rich and inclusive discussions where citizens exchange with each other and are heard by decision-makers on priority concerns. We listen to citizens’ authentic voices in spaces they value and turn this engagement into rigorous social insights which accelerate impact in two ways:
(i) as powerful evidence for more participatory, responsive and accountable governance
(ii) as citizen-led norm-challenging dialogues for progressive social change.
We deploy novel mixed methods for social analysis, harness Africa’s rich media landscape to engage citizens in large-scale discussions, and apply tailored technology for speed and scale to draw timely and actionable insights that guide our partners to put citizens at the core of their work to enhance their impact.
Africa’s Voices is a promising initiative, dedicated to making the perspectives of the needy count in development efforts. This is really important since the understanding and the agency of the people must have a central role in attempts to enhance their lives.