Mwananchi - Strengthening Citizen Engagement

June 2008 to March 2013

The Mwananchi programme works to strengthen citizen engagement with governments across six African countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia). The aim is to increase transparency and to hold governments to better account. The programme name, Mwananchi (mwah-nah-‘n-chee), is the Kiswahili word for ‘citizen’. It implies a responsible and hard-working member of the public – exactly the type of person the programme is designed to benefit.


Making women's voices count: from participation to power

Public event | 17 May 2012 13:00 - 14:00 GMT+01 (BST)

As media celebration of women’s role in the 'Arab Spring' revolutions clearly demonstrates, there is growing interest in the value of women's participation in the shaping and reshaping of governance systems and processes...