BUILDING COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE FOR SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY
The purpose of this project is to contribute to the creation of a sustainable community of tech developers capable of providing accessible and inclusive solutions to the accountability sector in Nigeria. It builds and expands on SDN’s previous work with the Yar'Adua Foundation focused on increasing and improving the level of engagement between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and citizens in Rivers state, as a way of working towards improved delivery of public services and greater transparency and accountability in the work of government where a platform (DevelopND) for monitoring and collation of projects and their status was developed.
In continuation, the project will aim to firstly engage and expand the existing Ken Saro wiwa Innovation Hub (KSIH) tech community of practice from a pool of tech developers in the Niger Delta who will participate in developing tech prototypes to addressing accountability issues through the use of graphic design, web development and user interface design as well as upgrading and integrating the DevelopND platform. This project will partner with Innover Technologies as required by the call to facilitate an innovation challenge where tech developers will present designed prototypes during a one-day workshop where best-suited prototypes could be further developed by the Yar’Adua Foundation to improve utilization and effectiveness of the Partners United Platform.
If you are are developer or designer, and you are interested in contributing open source software to solving accountability and transparency issues in Nigeria, then register and have a chance to be among the selected community of practice members