Posts Categorized: Accountability

Achieving SDGs only possible with people’s participation & monitoring

Posted by & filed under Accountability, Citizenship, Ground Level Panels, Participation, Policy influencing, Post-2015, SDGs, Uncategorized, Young people.

I first became involved with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) when the international community was just starting to think about what would replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), reflecting on what had and had not worked during that era. One of the most striking things that I learned, as the new Agenda was being discussed and negotiated, came […]

Shaking Accountability in Mexico

Posted by & filed under Accountability, Citizenship, Governance, Uncategorized, Unruly Politics, Young people.

Three weeks have passed since 19th September and in the aftermath of the earthquakes Mexico’s ‘accountability ecosystem’[1] appears to be thriving.  With the upcoming presidential, and lower and upper chamber, elections in 2018, the political elites are facing a growing tide of fed-up citizens taking action for real change. My work, and that of many […]

‘Violence is everywhere’ & ‘what we live with everyday isn’t right’: a visual blog of creative story-based participatory methods to build accountability

Posted by & filed under Accountability, Participatory Action Research, Participatory Media, Violence and Conflict.

by Nava Derakhshani and Joanna Wheeler Background to creative story-based participatory methods to build accountability SLF has been conducting an action-learning pilot in Delft, a township in Cape Town, for the past 10 months. We worked with an action learning set called the Delft Safety Group, made up of about 15 loosely organised and concerned citizens from […]

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

Posted by & filed under Accountability, Policy influencing.

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

Posted by & filed under Accountability, Digital storytelling, Marginalised groups, Participation, Participatory Methodologies.

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 […]