And now an opportunity for organisations….
Seeking civic and governance organisations in Kenya, using tech in their work:
Civic organisations could achieve much greater success, if they were to make more informed and deliberate decisions over the technology they use in their work.
That was the primary finding of an independent study, which explored how organisations select the technologies they use in governance, accountability, and transparency efforts, in Kenya and South Africa.
To help, the researchers developed this online guide to assist organisations in navigating through the process of selecting new technology. The guide is available for free use, and feedback would be very welcome.
Would you be interested in testing out and piloting the guide?
If your organisation is planning to use a new tool in its work – if you could use support in picking new tools, are struggling with a tool, or simply want to do even better – we are seeking organisations interested in trying out the guide.
To give feedback or become a pilot, please contact Sasha Kinney (firstname.lastname@example.org). The process will entail reviewing the framework and giving feedback in occasional check-in conversations.
The study is conducted by the engine room, in collaboration with Mtaani Initiative (Kenya) and the Network Society Project at Wits University (South Africa).