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YALI Voices: How can we inspire young people to use technology for promoting transparency and accountability in West Africa?

Contributed by Sedrick N’Gotta, 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, Côte d’Ivoire After over five years’ experience working in democracy and governance fields, particularly in citizen participation, election monitoring, and advocacy work around transparency and anti-corruption, I realized that one of the serious pitfalls regarding technology and social media was how many...

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Country of the Week: Burundi

Burundi is a cultural mosaic based on local tradition, agricultural influence, and strong community connections. The Public Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Christopher Smith, had the message for the YALI Network in Burundi: First, let me thank you for your service to Burundi and the YALI network. Your contributions...

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YALI Voices: How to conduct successful advocacy campaigns

Contributed by Samreen Alkhair, 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, Sudan In this blog post I am going to explain how to conduct successful campaigns and advocacy campaigns based on both my personal and professional experience. In the past three years I have had the honor of working national and international campaigns...

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