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Street Law's ‘Democracy for All’ civic education programme teaches high school students and adults their political rights and empowers them to become active, informed citizens. The programme is a direct response to concerns over ethics, institutional capacity, and poor governance in South Africa.
Definition The Wisdom Council or Civic Council offers a simple, inexpensive and rapid way to strengthen community members’ self-organization and sense of responsibility. Problems and Purpose Wisdom Councils are suitable for: • the creative development and implementation of solutions to sensitive topics • to strengthen community members’ engagement with and...
A Notice and Request for Public Comment is used to solicit public feedback on proposed laws or regulations. Public commenting periods are widely used in representative democracy as a way to increase transparency and citizens voice and agency in the legislative process.
Methods Desk review: A judicial expert conducted a review of the Nigerian Judicial system from 1999–2016 to serve as literature to inform the project (see PWAN, 2017a). Training of observers: Citizen observers were trained on the Nigerian judicial system, observation methodology, court decorum, and etiquettes. They were assigned courts and...
Engaging citizens in court observation in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory and Kano State improved transparency, accountability and integrity in the Nigerian judiciary.
Community Justice Boards are comprised of local volunteers who work alongside the Pima County Attorney's Office. The program offers an alternative for first and second-time, non-violent, juvenile offenders who would otherwise be prosecuted. Instead, the boards apply restorative justice techniques, attempting to bridge the gap between victims and offenders while...
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The People’s Policy is a citizen-led approach to policy development. The methodology was developed in South Australia by DemocracyCo, a professional deliberative practitioner and facilitator organisation, and a group of stakeholders, made up of government, business, and public service representatives. The process consists of a panel of citizens working collaboratively...
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The People’s Policy on Children’s Wellbeing was a collaborative engagement process in South Australia. Its main purpose was to counter distrust in Australian politicians by giving citizens the ability to develop an evidence-based policy on child wellbeing. The process consisted of a representative panel of 38 citizens alongside stakeholders, experts...
Il processo partecipativo MiCS – Migrazione Condivisa e Sostenibile parte della convinzione che da un mix di culture e di popoli provenga ricchezza sociale per le comunità, ma anche che l’inclusione debba passare da una condivisione di tutti i soggetti coinvolti e contenere elementi di sostenibilità senza i quali qualsiasi...
Di fronte alla sfida dei cambiamenti climatici, le azioni da intraprendere vanno dal contrasto alle cause dell'innalzamento della temperatura globale, alla predisposizione di piani di adattamento che minimizzino gli impatti e sostengano le capacità resilienti dei territori. Seguendo l'urgenza di predisporre a livello nazionale, regionale e locale piani di adattamento...
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