Lending capacity to the tech community through MAVC

Making All Voices Count was a global initiative that supported innovation, scaling-up, and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and open, responsive government. The initiative, which was active in 12 countries in Africa and Asia, supported creative and cutting-edge solutions—many of which leverage mobile and web technology—to the challenge of amplifying citizen voices and enabling governments to listen and to respond.

MAVC, which was implemented from June 2013 to November 2017, was launched as a Grand Challenge for International Development and was supported by the Department for International Development (DFID), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Open Society Foundations (OSF) and Omidyar Network (ON).

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At the end of the training session with Partners, we gathered information on their perceptions of the training that we had delivered. Over 90% of partners felt that the training session was beneficial to them and that the platform would be useful in collecting information from more of their AGYW without the time constraints and in collecting critical feedback that will assist in improving project implementation. It was highlighted that, the allocation of roles on the platform and the responsibilities for each of those roles, will be crucial in determining how well the platform will work for each organisation. Almost all the Partners felt that they would have benefited from a longer training session on how to use the platform.

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Uchaguzi 2017: October 26th Elections Report

After the Supreme Court of Kenya ruled to nullify the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta and a repeat election was called for, we had to immediately begin preparing to launch a second phase of Uchaguzi. The first round of Uchaguzi had enabled us to learn and understand better how the platform should work, which meant that the Ushahidi development team was able to make improvement to the platform such as implementing a data management view that made it easier for digital response teams to process incoming information.

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The Storm before the Calm: Uchaguzi report

The announcement of Uhuru Kenyatta as the President elect on the 11th of August 2017 resulted in heavy contention over the results by Nasa candidates and their millions of supporters across Kenya. We received a total of 83 reports on security issues around the country between the 11th and the 15th of August.

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