Proposals Governance & Transparency
The 13 rural parishes of Loja Municipality (Ecuador) do not have the same development as the urban area of Loja city. Because Internet access is more limited and costly in rural parishes that in the city, access digital content and production tend to be lower, and citizens voices of these areas has no impact in digital environments. We intend to provide digital skills to non-political leaders of six rural parishes of Municipality to be themselves who produce content, and amplify them in a podcast that #LoxaEsMás collective has been producing with great impact.
Budget is the most important economic instrument of any Nation. It translates policies, political commitments and the Nations socio-economic priorities into expenditure and taxation. Sadly, in Nigeria, in spite of the efforts of CSOs intervention efforts, most States budget are still shrouded with secrecy, lack of transparency and weak budget systems.
Decentralized local governance in Malawi has not succeeded in enhancing transparency and accountability. This is, in part, due to passiveness of community. This project aims to use Community Radio as a platform to excite the local people into action. To support the issue-based radio programming will be Citizen Journalists who will make follow-ups on development projects and report on the same through the Community Radio regularly.
During the colonial rule Busoga kingdom used to get orders from Buganda kingdom and due to language barrier they could make mistakes during execution of the orders, after the mistakes the Basoga people were continuously abused and they were psychologically tortured which resulted into inferiority complex and the Basoga abandoned their language and resorted to Luganda and English.