Ever wished you could more easily find out and verify details about elected representatives and their policy positions? A number of websites have popped up over the past few years to try and collate information on public officials, monitor the behavior of power-holders and provide online mediums through which decision-makers can interact with citizens. Through Excelencias in Brazil,…Continue
I was one of the many young people from all over the World who attended the Transparency Caucus night organized by the One Young World Foundation via twitter. Thank heavens for technology because all the way from Nairobi, Kenya, I was not only able to see the thoughts of my peers and elders concerning transparency but I also must say that I had an aha moment for sure.
Srilatha Baltiwala, a woman I greatly admire, a respected feminist and scholar defines empowerment as a process of…Continue
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Last week I attended the Tiri Leadership and Management for Integrity course at Central European University in Budapest. Through a series of plenary sessions, discussions with guest speakers, and policy labs, we were exposed to a wide range of thinking on aspects of integrity, accountability and transparency. The course was truly global- participants came from all over the world- from Ghana to Georgia, Kenya to the Kyrgyz Republic, and Palestine to the Philippines.
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By Douglas Namale:
Children at Old Kibera Primary school risk contracting cholera and other water born diseaces due to lack of water and adequate toilets.
The school has stayed without water for the last 8 years. Top government officials led by area MP Mr. Raila Odinga and Nairobi Mayor Mr. George Aladwa have…Continue
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Fair Play has been on fire this year! With thirteen (13) days left in the 3rd edition of Fair Play, there are forty-seven (47) videos from twenty-three (23) countries around the world. Check out…Continue
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On an accountability scoping trip to Pakistan recently, we were able to find out more about the excellent Punjab Program for Proactive Governance. This program, designed, funded and implemented by the Government of Punjab in 2010, proactively seeks feedback from citizens on their experiences using public services, through the use of SMS messages and a phone call-back system. Punjabis provide their cellphone numbers to local officials when they…Continue
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by Pauline Wanja
The Kenya our Home Protest
The month of June in Kenya was punctuated with youth taking to the streets of Nairobi to protest corruption in their government. On the 28th of June, approximately 200 youth made their way to the national…Continue
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By Pauline Wanja
Open Data Development Camp, Nairobi
On June 27-28, Pauline Wanja and her fellow activists and GYACers took…Continue
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On the 12th of August 2012, during the International Youth Day (http://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/), MasterPeace Cameroon Club will launch a national competition entitled ''What Are You Doing for Peace ?''. The contest will call children aged from 7 to 14 years and youth aged from 15 to 20 years to submit artworks in…Continue
The British Council Global Changemakers, a close partner of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network, recently sent me to Brussels to help facilitate its Euro-Africa Youth Summit. A few days before the summit, I was informed me that I will be speaking at a high-level policy summit alongside European Union (EU) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders. Together with Paola Hjelt, co-founder & former co-director of Global Changemakers, we pored over the main points that…Continue
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The World Bank has not left untouched the Oxford University Press of East Africa and that found in Tanzania for fraud and corrupt practices.Bad enough this evil practice was on that important sector of education. Get it here; …Continue
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The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime are organizing a High-Level Segment Special event on “Accountability, Transparency and Sustainable development: turning challenges into opportunities'' on the 9th July, 2012 from 9:30am-1:00pm, at the ECOSOC Chamber, inside the United Nations Headquarters, in New York, USA.…Continue
Become part of a growing number of young people determined to make positive change in the world
Nominations for the Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work are now open until the 31 July, 2012 !
We are calling for entries that recognise young people whose commitment to development work within a Commonwealth country has made a difference to the lives of others.
In return, nominees will get a chance to win international recognition and…Continue
Concours d’ Essai de Jeunes sur la Lutte contre la Corruption: “La Lutte contre la corruption en Afrique: La Perspective des Jeunes”
Etes-vous jeune Africain concerné par la corruption sur le continent?
Avez-vous personnellement ou un proche de vous , été une fois victime d’un acte de corruption?
Pensez-vous que votre futur est de quelque façon menacée par des actes de corruption?
Voudriez-vous que votre voix soit entendue sur le problème de la…
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Anti-Corruption Youth Essay Competition: “Fighting Corruption in Africa: a Youth Perspective”
Are you an African youth concerned about corruption on the continent?
Have you or anyone close to you been a victim of corruption?
Do you believe your future is in any way threatened by corrupt practices?
Would you want your voice to be heard on the issue of corruption?
And do you have a passion for writing?
Then you should…
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