ToroDev Meeting Edited

By Ashnah Kalemera | In the Rwenzori sub-region of western Uganda, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools have been key tools in promoting public accountability and improved service delivery. Through an ICT “convergence approach” that combines SMS, radio and online polling, Toro Development Network (ToroDev) has for the past five years promoted information and knowledge […] Read More


 By Loren Treisman (CNN) -- With hundreds of millions of Africans owning mobile phones, citizens are becoming increasingly well connected. This is providing a powerful opportunity for citizens to access critical information about their parliaments and to report on human rights violations, corruption and poor service delivery. These interventions are amplifying the voices of marginalized communities […] Read More

The 2012 Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) reports have been published. GISWatch is a collaborative community committed to building an open, inclusive and sustainable information society, through collaborative monitoring of implementation of international (and national) commitments made by governments towards the creation of an inclusive information society. It focuses on monitoring progress made towards implementing […] Read More

In what ways can Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) be used to the benefit of good governance? How can these technologies enable ordinary citizens to play a role in ensuring there is transparency and accountability in service provision in key sectors such as health, education, and water? This was the focus the Promoting Good Governance and […] Read More

By: Caroline Wamala A number of organizations in east Africa are using ICT to hold leaders accountable, fight corruption, monitor service delivery, and contribute to building a democratic culture. The East Africa ICT4Democracy Network, supported by Spider, was launched in June 2011 to enable the participating organisations to have stronger impact, build a more sustainable […] Read More