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ICT and Governance in East Africa : Preliminary Fieldwork Findings (Part 2)- Apac and Lira

By Albert Otieno, This is a brief summary of our preliminary findings from interviews and focus group discussions on thoughts of ICTs in governance from the CSOs, NGOs and the citizens in general in Apac and Lira, two towns in northern Uganda. One of the research questions sought to understand the challenges facing the society […]

ICT and Governance in East Africa : Preliminary Fieldwork Findings (Part 1) Kampala and Fort Portal (Uganda)

The ICT and Governance in East Africa study explores the various ways in which ICT tools can/have successfully facilitated or hindered two way interaction between government and citizens towards effective public service delivery, curbing corruption and increasing transparency and accountability. Further we are looking into the innovative ICT initiatives that have facilitated the interaction between […]

ICT and Governance in East Africa: Methodology

By Varyanne Sika.   Our study on ICT and Governance in East Africa which is made possible by the generous support of SIDA and SPIDER, explores the ways in which ICT tools can/have successfully facilitated or hindered two way interaction between government and citizens towards reducing the cost of delivering public services, curbing corruption and […]

ICT and Governance in East Africa: Study Sites

By Varyanne Sika There might be unanimity in the excitement about ICTs in Africa but there remains little empirical evidence on the ways of actual use of ICT and in particular, for our study, in governance. Governance, as we approach it in this study, has a political and social component, and is responsive to the […]

Buntwani 2014 ­ “The potential of ICT in strengthening citizen engagement and participation”

The 2014 Buntwani event in Kenya will be the first of a regular series of events to be held in a different African country each year. The event aims to be a conversation starter and facilitator among various stakeholders actively involved and/or interested in the potential of ICT in strengthening citizen engagement and participation in […]

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