Details of the organization
Advocacy & Media Support Foundation
Civil society entities

Information about the project
Action Voices exists to deepen Citizen-Government Engagement at the District level using online and offline communication technologies to increase participation of women and marginalized persons in decision-making process; build capacities of the lower structures of Local Authorities to deliver on their mandate. The overall objective is amplify citizens’ voice and to deepen Citizens-Government Engagement. The project adopts innovative ICT platforms such as Toll-free, USSD, SMS, IVR and Web platforms to echo citizens’ voice and promote responsive governance. The project provides opportunities for gender equality by removing cultural inhibitions of women to actively participate in the decision-making at the district level. It enables women to gain a stronger voice to express their views on poor social services and have access to information on district budgets and projects contracts- SDGs five. Our innovative ICT platforms help reduce inequality by providing opportunities for access to information and knowledge as we us Bulk SMS and Bulk Voice messaging (in local languages), Social Media and Web platforms to disseminate District programs and activities and to educate all citizens on their rights and responsibilities-SDGs10. The project also seeks to develop online portal to collect data and share information about District Assemblies in Ghana and make them accessible to increase transparency; empower women, youth and the marginalized to ask the critical questions and demand accountability from local authorities. Our ICT platforms capture demographic data, monitor citizens’ complaints and feedback from local authorities; while tracking and analysing the data to inform policy and advocacy initiatives- SDGs 16.
Local implementation: Ghana, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly
Completed from 01/01/2016 to 30/04/2017
Making All Voices Count, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly, Institute of Local Government Studies

WSIS information
* Access to information and knowledge
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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  • Citizen-Government Engagement