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). […]
Posts Categorized: Citizenship
Every year on 8 March, thousands of events are held around the world to inspire, celebrate and empower women to mark International Women’s Day (IWD). This year on 6-7 March, it is directly preceded by the President of the General Assembly to the United Nations (PGA) High Level discussion on The Contributions of Women, the Young and Civil […]
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.
‘People are sick and tired of being subjects of research. We are doing action research so people are becoming subjects of transformation.’ Watch the documentary film showcasing some of the participatory research carried out in 29 countries with communities experiencing poverty and marginalisation, as part of the Participate initiative.
Carlos Cortez Ruiz, member of Participate’s Partcipatory Research Group, gives an overview of his experience engaging with the United Nations dialogues with civil society around the construction of a post-2015 development agenda. He trusts that governments, international organisations, the private sector, the civil society and all citizens work together to achieve change.