Shrinking Civic Space – The albatross around the neck of open governance reform

by Mukelani Dimba In mid-July 2018, more than 2 000 people representing governments, civil society formations, parliaments, multilateral institutions, and business met in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, for the fifth Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit. The summit was billed as an occasion to showcase the latest innovations in making governments more open, accountable... Continue Reading →

Internet and Technology-related Challenges and Opportunities Facing NGOs in Africa

by Felicia Anthonio, Coordinator, African Freedom of Expression Exchange The power of the Internet and technology has over the years enhanced the work of several organisations and individuals from diverse sectors globally - communications, journalism, advocacy, marketing, networking, etc. Like all other sectors of modern society, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been impacted by the vast... Continue Reading →

African Freedom of Expression Exchange – Promoting freedom of expression and human rights in Africa

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is a continental network of some of the most influential freedom of expression and media rights organisations in Africa. All AFEX member organisations are also members of the Toronto-based global free expression network, IFEX. Through the collective engagement and commitment of its members, AFEX’s vision is to have... Continue Reading →

Paradigm Initiative – Strengthening digital inclusion and rights in Nigeria and beyond

Paradigm Initiative (PI) is a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates digital rights for young people in order to improve their livelihoods. Founded in 2007, PI has worked with government, civil society, private institutions and international organisations, including the United Nations, to set standards in ICT education, telecentre support, ICT applications... Continue Reading →

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