Proposals in Governance & Transparency

April 2, 2013

Finalist – Ecuador: Rural Citizen Podcast

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.

March 3, 2013

Guatemala: Getting to know Guatemalan's Congressmen

Guatemalan Congress is highly criticised but also highly unknown by the majority of the population (many don't speak spanish). Our project will provide the common citizen access to their representatives by letting them interact and get to know their congressmen using workshops and providing free and accessible information. We want to empower local citizens to demand their needs to their representatives and more important, question the status quo.

March 2, 2013

Nigeria: Know your Budget

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.

March 1, 2013

Zimbabwe: Teen Integrity Bloggers

The Teen Integrity Bloggers seeks to promote the exchange of ideas on values of transparency, accountability and integrity among teenagers using the WhatsApp Messenger and facebook through training and digital dialogue sessions. Teenagers in Youth for Transparency and Integrity clubs will be trained to encode corruption experiences and response mechanisms so as to nurture a culture of honesty and observance of cultural value system by teenagers.

Uganda: Using ICT to Monitor Service Delivery

The project will train 30 rural monitors and 10 journalists from the highly mountainous areas of Bundibugyo district which have limited accessibility to government services on how to use the two FM radio stations as a hub to converge information from mobile phone technologies and online social media tools to monitor service delivery and demand accountability. Frontline sms technologies will be installed on FM radio stations and 2 blogs created.

Tanzania: Promoting Leadership Accountability to Youth

This project focuses on using online media to promote leadership accountability to youth and children's development. The blog for interaction will be created with photos of local leaders (ward councilors, Members of Parliament, City Director and Regional Commissioner) on which youth and children can ask or inform them on issues regarding to their development.

February 28, 2013

Malawi: Community Radio for Accountability and Transparency

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.

Poland: Now it's your Turn – Everyone has a Voice!

The project is the inclusion of the urban community to the wider city driving – Citizen participation. People have to have a place where divulge their grievances to the authorities, ideas for improvements, questions to the government. If this option does not give us the direct authority – let's do it ourselves. Blogging platform, in which every citizen will be able to comment on issues related to the functioning of the city.

February 27, 2013

Uganda: Ghalálá Online

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.

Nigeria: Using Media for Community Development

Media for community development is a project that intends to attract development to the marginalized communities of Mpape and Gurku, by empowering the communities to share their plights, stories and history online between and among other networks and the general online community. These communities lack infrastructure and are in inhumane condition. The project intends to train selected women and youths social networking, blogging & internet.