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iHub Research By Angela Okune / March 19, 2013

RELEASED: Uchaguzi Monitoring & Evaluation Brief

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During Kenya’s 2013 General Election, Uchaguzi Kenya 2013, a joint initiative between SODNET, Ushahidi, CRECO, and Hivos (with support from CIDA), was used to help increase transparency and accountability through active citizen participation in the electoral cycle. Uchaguzi was coordinated through an ICT platform, which enabled Kenyans to keep an eye on the vote and provided avenues through which they could report, with any technology available to them, any incidences significant to the election.

Concurrent with the Uchaguzi deployment, iHub Research assessed how well Uchaguzi achieved its mission. The research will identify the strengths and weaknesses in the deployment and aims to create a toolkit of lessons learned that can be used by future ICT Election Watch deployments.

This brief is the first of 2 reports and is a first look at the Uchaguzi KE 2013 process. In June 2013, we will be publishing an in-depth report detailing the successes and challenges of the platform, especially around the key areas of technology, partnerships, publicity and outreach, and personnel.

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE!

 

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Author : Angela Okune

Angela is Research Lead at iHub. She is keen on growing knowledge on the uptake and utility of ICTs in East Africa. She is also co-lead of Waza Experience, an iHub community initiative aimed at prompting under-privileged children to explore innovation and entrepreneurship concepts grounded in real-world experience.


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  • Dandora and Kamukunji Community Feedback from Elections 2013 at 10:05:53AM Thursday, May 9, 2013

    [...] happy with the outcome of the tech platform. We will detail this in greater depth in our upcoming Uchaguzi M&E Final Report, due to come out in June 2013. We also found that many of the participants use social media (Facebook primarily), a possible [...]

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  • Uchaguzi Monitoring And Evaluation Final Report Released at 13:04:44PM Friday, July 5, 2013

    [...] process of deploying the ICT election-monitoring platform during the March 4th Kenya elections. An earlier brief was released immediately after the week of the Kenyan elections in March [...]

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  • Uchaguzi Monitoring And Evaluation Final Report Released – Blog | Ushahidi at 13:54:55PM Monday, July 8, 2013

    [...] process of deploying the ICT election-monitoring platform during the March 4th Kenya elections. An earlier brief was released immediately after the week of the Kenyan elections in March [...]

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