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Deadline May 27, 2016: Call for Expression of Interest for a Research/ Evaluation Consultant – eParticipation for Improving Governance & Public Service Delivery in Uganda and Kenya Background Toro Development Network (ToroDev) was founded in 2005 as an indigenous non-profit organization in Uganda, East Africa. It works to mobilize communities, sensitize, orient and train marginalized population groups in strategic use of ICT for Development

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e-Participation Modelling for Good Governance – Research Paper [CeDEM15]

CeDEM15 Research Paper: Abstract: With ever increasing global proliferation of ICTs, there is need for every e-participation model invented to promote good governance practices, to carefully reconcile its interactions with human intuition – a key pre-requite for sustainable engagement and decision making. This paper describes and analyzes an ICT-supported model for citizens’ e-participation to influence improved government service delivery in

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Tracfm e-Participation System Outcomes in 2014

This article elaborates outcomes of the online TracFM e-Participation System deployed by ToroDev in the Rwenzori sub-region, Western Uganda to enable citizens engage with leaders (service providers) for improved public service delivery. Baseline A survey by ToroDev reported that at least 60 citizens attended each Accountability Meeting organized by 15 advocacy forums (720 citizens for whole year) by December 2013. An average of 3 to 5 women attended

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ToroDev Admitted to CSBAG Membership

January 2015: Also ToroDev participates in National Budget Analysis, Advocacy & Lobbying Training organized by CSBAG – Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group. After a series of engagements and participation in CSBAG activities on national budget advocacy to benefit local citizens in Uganda, ToroDev was formally admitted to the national group in August 2014. One of the key advocacy activities that ToroDev has participated in together with CSBAG

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Recent ToroDev Research Publication

November 5th, 2014: Reports on Assessment of Contribution of ToroDev's Information & Knowledge Sharing Platforms by January 2014. Read full research report here;

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Publication of ICT4DEM in East Africa 2014

October 28th, 2014: ToroDev's work cited in the ICT4Dem report about democratic engagement for improved service delivery and poverty reduction processes in western Uganda Read full report here:

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Research Paper on ICT Convergence

ToroDev's Johnstone Baguma's research paper on the relevance of ICT Convergence to promote citizens' participation in good governance processes. It was presented at CeDEM14 in Austria in May 2014. Abstract: This paper aims at contributing to the concept of [electronic] e-participation by exploring empirical relevance of the ICT Convergence approach to promoting citizens’ democratic advocacy in the developing world context. It presents an analysis

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A Policy Maker’s Views on ICTs for Service Delivery Improvement

The Kabarole LCV Chairperson discusses the impact of ToroDev's Use of ICTs to promote public accountability & democratic engagement for improved essential service delivery at local government level.On January 10th 2014, ToroDev staff (Johnstone Baguma, Solomon Akugizibwe and Kogere Racheal) had an Interview with Kabarole District Chairperson Mr. Richard Rwabuhinga at the Kabarole District Headquarters to discuss wide ranging issues on the role

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ToroDev Participates in Public Policy Analysis Training

January 13th, 2014Development Research & Training (DRT) organised a Public Policy Analysis training workshop for partners, both at national, regional and community levels. ToroDev was among DRT partners, who is participating in the training at Ridar Hotel in Mukono. The training started on January 13th until January 17th, 2013.Content of the Training include;1. Interfacing with Policy Processes: An experience of Technocrats in Uganda2. Policy

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Online platforms improve participation of local citizens on radio

August 20th, 2013: ToroDev's collaboration with broadcast media houses in Rwenzori region yields fruits for local citizens' empowerment.Follow the article here; http://torodev.blogspot.com/2013/08/online-platforms-improve-participation.html

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