Buntwani aims to be a conversation starter and facilitator among various stakeholders actively involved and/or interested in the potential of ICT in strengthening citizen engagement and participation in Africa, as well as showcase the innovations that work and aim to decipher the strategies that make them work.
Buntwani is an invite only conference that brings together government officials (from both the national and county governments), civil society organisations, the private sector, media and other sectoral players to share knowledge and information relating to citizen engagement and participation. Buntwani will also enable technology innovators to showcase tools that are available for strengthening citizen engagement and participation as well as improvement of service delivery, and discuss with various stakeholders the strategies that have been used to make these tools a success.
The 2014 edition in Kenya will be the first of a regular series of events to be held in a different African country each year.
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