Category : Open Data

Successes for YouKnow in Palestine

A year on from winning one of the IACC Social Entrepreneurs Initiative grants for the MENA region, Saed Karzoun explains what his project has achieved so far.

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Categories: Open Data, Peoples Empowerment, Social Entrepreneurs Initiative, Technology, YouKnow

What are the next steps for City Hall?

One year on from winning one of the IACC Social Entrepreneurs Initiative grants, Aradhya Malhotra talks about the next steps for City Hall.

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Categories: Corruption, Innovation, Open Data, Skyless Games, Social Entrepreneurs Initiative, Technology

Challenges in creating a governance video game

One year on from winning one of the IACC Social Entrepreneurs Initiative grants, Aradhya Malhotra talks about challenges he and his team faced in designing their video game.

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Categories: Innovation, Open Data, Skyless Games, Social Entrepreneurs Initiative, Technology

My experience at the IACC Tech Hub

By Fayyaz Yaseen

In attendance for the Accountability Lab at this year’s International Anti-Corruption Conference, I was struck by the level of innovation present among the attendees. In times gone by, thinking of the word ‘innovation’ conjured images of grey-haired scientists, strenuously working in complex laboratories with huge administrative support. Today we think more about dynamic and colourful visions of youth – and for me, this vision came to life as I sat amongst youth groups in a joint brainstorming session at the IACC. The ability to cross-pollinate ideas to develop and finalize their respective anti-corruption and good governance projects, epitomized this year’s discussions.

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Categories: 16th IACC, Open Data, Social Entrepreneurs Initiative, Technology, The Accountability Lab, Youth

The Mirage of Technology: Digital Tools and Corruption

by Pushkal Shivam IACC Young Journalist

Digital tools and open data figured prominently during different conference sessions as part of strategies to combat corruption. During the session titled From graft to grab: analysing the role of corruption and impunity in large-scale land investment, for instance, Samuel Kimeu of Transparency International Kenya said that digitization of land records was “indispensable” to land administration.

The title of another relevant session leaves little doubt with regard to digital tools’ capacity for transparency and accountability: Digital resistance to disrupt corruption and impunity. However, in the same session the founder of Integrity Watch Afghanistan Lorenzo Delesgues had a caveat. He said usage of digital tools alone does not amount to resistance: “It’s part of everyday life. It becomes a form of resistance when it is mobilized.”   READ MORE

Categories: 16th IACC, IACC Young Journalist, Open Data, Technology

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