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14

Feb

Microgrants for open mapping for development

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has launched a Microgrants programme, to enable organisations to get involved in open mapping for development. Using open mapping, it is possible to achieve amazing results on zero or near-zero budgets. HOT wants to support the development of communities to use OpenStreetMap, through providing funding for basics, including but not limited to, GPS devices, internet access, and training costs. They are looking to provide up to ten Microgrants between $2,000 – $5,000 USD. Their goal is to enable local communities …

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31

Jan

Job Openings at IBP and One Foundation

IBP and ONE Foundation are seeking applications for the following exciting career opportunities. Applications should be submitted per the instructions detailed in the full job descriptions. Country Manager for Kenya IBP seeks to appoint a Country Manager for Kenya. The Country Manager will be responsible for implementing IBP’s country strategy for Kenya while concurrently serving as the Executive Director of IBP Kenya. This position is based in Nairobi. Learn more and apply for this position » Executive Director, Africa ONE …

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8

Dec

Thirty-seven percent of active OGP countries have obstructed or repressed civic space

This is according to the CIVICUS Monitor, an online tool to track and compare civic freedoms on a global scale. In practical terms, this means that although respect for civic space is – on the whole – better within the OGP than it is globally, people’s rights to protest, organise and speak out are currently being significantly violated in 25 of the 68 active Open Government Partnership (OGP) countries. (A paper briefly outlining these findings is attached.)   CIVICUS will …

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25

Nov

Certificate program in Citizen-Led Accountability: Strategies and Tools

The Coady International Institute is still accepting applications for its Certificate program in Citizen-Led Accountability: Strategies and Tools, which will take place from May 8 – 25, 2017 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.   Accountability is the cornerstone of democracy and good governance. This course explores how citizens are empowered to monitor government actions, seek accountability, prevent corruption and improve essential public services such as health care and education. Participants learn to design pro-accountability strategies, build coalitions and apply practical …

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14

Jul

Developing a resource guide for monitoring the anti-corruption dimension of the SDGs

Transparency International would like to develop a practical guide for the TI movement of corruption-related indicators to be tracked at the national level to provide a comprehensive understanding of progress in anti-corruption and towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) goal 16 and other relevant goals. This guide will be used by members of the TI movement to advocate for a group of indicators to be tracked at the national level, set a baseline and assess progress on …

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