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iHub By Hilda Moraa / June 18, 2012

M-Governance Workshop: Potential of technology on water governance

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Date:  5th  July 2012 (Thursday)

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: iHub Research

Goal:

The primary aim of the workshop is to:

  • Engage the different stakeholders involved in governance under the Kenyan water sector–Government, Tech community, Civil society, residents from various areas, e.g. Kibera slums and NGOs in order to identify and discuss current interactions between the stakeholders in Kenyan water sector;

  • Understand how the governance components of: Transparency, Service delivery and Citizen Participation have been applied in the current operations of the different governance agents in the water sector;

  • Discuss governance issues around managing water access and use in various location sites;

  • Identify the ‘potential’ use of technology via mobile applications/platforms through interactions and feedback with the citizens towards understanding governance for sustainable urban & rural water development.

In this workshop, we will share our initial findings from previous studies and existing applications in the water sector to get stakeholders feedback and how they see themselves engaging in such initiatives.

The secondary aim is to spur discussions and interactions that are interactive, leading to a more sustainable approach in our mobile governance research. Through this research we strive to produce research that is of value for the relevant communities and stakeholders and facilitate water governance for development & sustainability.

Tentative Agenda:

8.30 AM – 9.30 AM: Breakfast available

9.30 AM – 9.35 AM: Introductions

9.35 AM – 9.45 AM: Brief on M-governance Research and SPIDER “ICT for Democracy”,

9.45 AM -10.00 AM: Present findings from previous studies

10.00 AM – 11:30 AM: Engage the stakeholders through focus groups & open discussions

12 PM: Concluding remarks

Should you have any queries contact us at hilda@ihub.co.ke or . Registration closed. Thanks for those who registered, see you on 5th!

Author : Hilda Moraa


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