Posts Categorized: Citizenship

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 […]

Community involvement, raising voice and taking action

Posted by & filed under Accountability, Citizenship, Participatory Methodologies.

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). […]

Working with creativity to empower women and children

Posted by & filed under Citizenship, Gender and Sexualities, Participation, Participatory Methodologies.

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 […]

What’s missing from the data revolution? People.

Posted by & filed under Accountability, Citizenship, Governance, Participation, Post-2015.

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.