Youth accelerator program: Covid response transparency & accountability

Virtual Incubator Call for Applications

We’re supporting young people with good ideas for building accountability into the Covid-19 response in Kenya and Uganda. Ten changemakers will be guided through a free, six-month accelerated program for youth initiatives on transparency, citizen-engagement and anti-corruption work. Whether you have a for-profit, nonprofit or are yet to decide, apply today at  https://www.accountabilitylab.org/our-work/accountability-incubator/. Learn, connect and make your impact – supported by Accountability Lab and the Ford Foundation.

A few more details: In exciting news, Accountability Lab has launched a virtual accountability incubator in East Africa with the Ford Foundation two amazing partners Siasa Place and the Evidence and Methods Lab- through which we will be working for the rest of the year with amazing young people to develop new ideas for accountability/transparency of the COVID-19 response.

Webinar: Mobilizing Youth for Better Governance (6 Sept 5pm)

“NextGen Accountability: Mobilizing a Youth Movement for Better Governance”

With Blair Glencorse, Nada Zohdy and Narayan Adhikari

The potential of young people to collectively improve governance outcomes around the world is huge. However, development-as-usual approaches are failing to engage this generation in meaningful processes of change. The Accountability Lab’s new strategy lays out a different path forward. It includes field-building efforts that mobilize popular culture to shift values, a focus on accountability agents rather than actions, and an emphasis on creating positive youth coalitions for reform.

Join us to hear from Blair Glencorse, Executive Director of the Accountability Lab, as he explains how the Lab is implementing this new strategy, the challenges an approach of this type involves and how youth-driven accountability efforts may evolve over time. He will be joined by Nada Zohdy and Narayan Adhikari who will provide country level perspective and feedback.

In order to participate in this Webinar, you will need to be registered in the GPSA Knowledge Platform and logged in. If you have not created your account yet, do it here a few days before the webinar. If you are already registered to the Knowledge Platform, you do not need to do anything.

Just log in the platform and go here on September 6, at least 20 minutes before 5:00pm Nairobi time (10:00 am EDT). A link to the webinar will be provided there. http://gpsaknowledge.org