• The majority of Kenyan youth is traditionally excluded from meaningful participation in civic processes; therefore, the Coalition for Kenya Youth Manifesto felt it was important that their perspectives, needs and aspirations should be brought together in one united philosophy. This was accomplished through a collaborative writing process covering the six...
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    Beginning in 1995, Malawi's programme faced a lack of state legitimacy and serious financial constraints. In response, the government began to incorporate traditional leadership to provide the participatory outcomes that decentralization had intended to produce.
  • Since the early 2000s, Uganda has placed an emphasis on bottom-up development by NGO’s and microfinance. The ‘people-centred’ approach to poverty alleviation and community development allows active participation and self-determination absent in the traditional market and state top-down models that discouraged popular participation and alienated citizens.
  • Fall: Nouabook

    Problems and Purpose Nouabook is an online citizen-MP engagement platform in Morocco, launched by the non-profit, SimSim-Participation Citoyenne. The platform allows citizens to look up their MP and post questions or comments to be addressed by that person. Nouabook addresses the need for more opportunities for citizens to engage directly...
  • The OpenParlamento project was created by the OpenPolis association and launched in June 2009. OpenParlamento compiles information about all the legislative acts presented in the two chambers of the Italian Parliament (in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate) on a daily basis. Its goal is to offer a user-friendly,...
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