DIRECT CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Our Direct Civic Engagement focuses on strengthening accountability involving citizens and Local Government there by using ICT as right advocacy tools to promote access and actions that empowers vulnerable people, and influence policy in Health, Education, Democracy and Good Governance.
ICTs can boost citizens’ interest in democratic affairs and enable formerly excluded communities to engage in civil debates. It can increase the simplicity and quality of public participation allowing citizens to be better informed and voice their opinions.
DeGov Program seeks to increase and ensure government accountability to its citizens through a decentralized system of governance that strengthens the relationship between citizens and government. The institution uses civic education and ICTs tools to promote and strengthen citizens’ advocacy through a community score card process that would increase government transparency and accountability and boost information sharing for public participation in the decision-making process at the national and sub-national levels.
Strategic Objective: increase and sustain the democratic space in Liberia by leveraging the use of information communication and technology to provide citizens with the knowledge they need to hold their leaders accountable and to ensure their interests are properly represented.