What We Do

Voice. Dialogue. Evidence. Action.
Africa’s Voices exists to put the voices of citizens at the heart of the continent’s transformation.

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. 

Our belief is that voices matter. This is why we draw on a unique combination of capabilities to enable authentic, unfiltered citizen voice to be heard all the way to decision-making.

Our work centers around three core outcomes:


Sustained, inclusive and plural dialogue between citizens and authorities.


Robust, timely and actionable insights from citizen voice.



Influence and support to decision-makers to act on citizen voices and close the accountability loop.

Our Programmes

We drive social impact through two programmes, across a range of sectors.
  • Governance & AccountabilityOur Governance & Accountability (G&A) programme changes how citizens in African countries participate in decision-making that affects them.
  • Citizen evidence for social changeWe leverage on our interactive radio and mixed-methods capabilities to put citizens at the heart of programme design and policy response in sectors ranging from education to public health, gender equality and livelihoods.

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.

Amartya Sen
Nobel Prize winning economist and author of 'Development as Freedom'