FUNDERS OR OTHERS ORGANISATION(s) INVOLVED
Open Society Foundation
The Indigo Trust
Making All Voices Count and the Potter Foundation
Civil Society Partners:
People’s Health Movement SA and Right2Know.
Good Governance Learning Network
TYPE OF ORGANISATION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF INITIATIVE
Grassroot is a civic tech tool plaform that uses web, mobile app, USSD, Whatsapp and social media, it allows informal settlements citizens to engage with other members, call meetings, take votes, mobilise rallies and create actions lists.
Communities can also start crowdfunding campaigns to raise funds for example the campaign to raise funds for the construction of new toilets in the Mzondi community in Ivory Park which raised about R68 890, excedeeding the community’s R60 000 goal. Communities can also create community groups for different purposes.
In total as of 17 October Grassroot had a total of 19 433 groups. In total Grassroot has about 169 037 users (October stats).
The African Civic Tech Atlas is a work in progress (and a labour of love) for us but we may miss some initiative that needs updating. If your initiative needs to be updated on the database, kindly follow the instructions on the “Update Your Initiative” tab.