E-Dialogue to Explore Thematic Areas in Making All Voices Count

News |January 17, 2014

Making All Voices Count‘s Learning and Evidence component, led by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), aims to support applied research for learning, so as to improve practice within Making All Voices Count initiatives, and contribute to building up the evidence base for the field of governance, voice, accountability and government responsiveness.

E-dialogue brings together diverse participants in a virtual space

E-dialogue brings together diverse participants in a virtual space

A Learning Event will be held later this year, and in order to prepare for this, the programme will undertake the following:

  • A series of e-Dialogues
  • A Review of Experience

Making All Voices Count’s e-Dialogues will run January 20 – January 24, 2014 and bring together a wide range of experts in the field to provide a platform for knowledge-sharing. It will utilise a combination of real-time and asynchronous online tools and approaches in order to convene a series of discussions amongst a diverse range of participants (geographically, sectors, thematic interests and experience) in a virtual space.

This online event is spread over 5 days, and the title of the Making All Voices Count programme will be used to frame each session:

Making: understanding of the conditions for fostering the right kind of innovation to Make All Voices Count
All: the aim of inclusiveness in transparency and accountability (T&A) work, and within Making All Voices Count
Voices: the expression of citizen engagement with the state or corporate actors on issues related to transparency and accountability (in tech-for-T&A initiatives, mediated by technology)
Count: government responsiveness to citizens’ exercise of voice.

Four researchers at IDS, Duncan Edwards, Evangelia Berdou, Patta Scott-Villiers and Rosie McGee, will each lead on one thematic word, undertaking the role of the respective Theme Convenor for the e-Dialogue and lead researcher for the Review of Experience.

Participation is limited, however the opening plenary session will occur 11.00 – 12.00GMT and will be made public. To do view this, click here and enter your name and email. The webinar will be made live commencing 11.00 am GMT.