The introduction of AI in government systems stems from the growing demand for participatory and deliberative forms of democracy, including budget tracking, social audits, and transparent online voting systems.
Have you come across any stories reported using data visualation tools lately. That’s the work of a data journalist using data to explain complex stories of public interest. Africa Data Hub seeks to lower the barriers that African journalists face to access and use data in their storytelling around health and development.
In this episode, we talk about an initiative aimed at boosting civic participation in issues of democratic governance on the African continent. Justin Arenstein spoke to us about the recently launched Charter Project Africa initiative. We talk about how the Civic Tech landscape in Africa and some initiatives doing great work on the continent.