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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Ushahidi OS Part 1: Define the Problem - Structure without Bureaucracy and Making the Implicit, Explicit

A few years back we came upon a real tension in the organization. We were over 5 years old, people had burned out and reignited, or didn’t, a new guarde came in to help scale, and we had grown in size from our early startup years. And we realized that we had very little idea what everyone was doing each day and who was responsible for what. Here is how we went about fixing it.

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