e-Participation Modelling for Good Governance –Research Paper [CeDEM15]
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 Uganda. The model develops knowledge required for joint reflection and continuous decision making during the engagement processes between citizens (civil society) and government through a participatory action research approach.
The paper explores ToroDev’s work with the Tracfm online application that interacts with broadcast media and mobile technology to obtain grassroot public opinion on national strategies, policies and programs. It publishes the results of this feedback through online and broadcast media services for response and action from government agencies and political leaders. The model is compared with other well-known e-participation approaches globally to track their conformity with human intuition interaction.
CeDEM 13 Conference Report
ToroDev participated in the International Conference on e-Democracy and Open Government 2013. The event was hosted by the Denube University Krems, Austria on May 21st – 24th, 2013.
ICT4 Democracy in East Africa
ICT4Democracy in East Africa Workshop Proceedings Eighteen months since the ICT4Democracy In East Africa Network’s inception, a workshop was convened in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to review the work being done by the partners, and to discuss the sustainability of the initiatives and the network. Partners in the network are the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), the Commission for Human Rights and Good
ICT Convergence Approach to promote participatory governance – Research Paper [CeDEM2014]
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 conducted on ToroDev’s ICT convergence approach for democratic engagement in western Uganda. It describes how simple, affordable, and cost effective ICT tools are used to mobilize, activate the intuitiveness, assertiveness and facilitate local citizens’ participation in good governance processes.