Posts Categorized: Accountability

Are we already left behind? Participate at the HLPF for the SDGs

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The Participate network contributed to raising the issue of participation and accountability at the High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development July 11-20, 2016- UNHQ, New York. Participate was one of many civil society actors to co-create a Together 2030 side event “Are we already left behind? The role of civil society and stakeholders on […]

Storytelling to tackle HIV stigma and increase accountability in Egypt

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Early in her life, Safaa lost both her parents and has since lived with her grandma and uncle in an economically strained and marginalised family in Cairo. When she was diagnosed with HIV a couple of years ago Safaa’s life reached a turning point, forcing her to say goodbye to her childhood and embark on […]

Pathways of participation in policy influencing

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Ahead of the UNGA post-2015 stock-taking events this month, Former Director of Programs for the Center for Development Services in Cairo, Lisa van Dijk describes the ‘pathways of influence’ taken by the Participate initiative to bring the voices on the ground into global policymaking. What have these pathways looked like, and what are some of the […]

Community involvement, raising voice and taking action

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Participants at Participate Ground Level Panel in Uganda

Pelagia Tusiime is Community Empowerment Programme Manager at the Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development (HEPS) in Uganda. As well as representing HEPs-Uganda in the Participate Participatory Research Group (PRG), Pelagia led the Digital Story Telling and Theatre for Development activities during the participatory research “Tackling the urban health divide in Kawempe Urban slum, Kampala, Uganda” (2013). […]

What’s missing from the data revolution? People.

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The UN High Level Panel report on the post-2015 development agenda confirmed that the data revolution is high on the political agenda by including it as one of their five transformational shifts. Since then, the conversation has snowballed, with some heavy weights adding their support. Neva Frecheville argues that the data revolution is too technocratic and if we don’t address power dynamics behind this ‘revolution’ it will not be transformational.