The Mwananchi Programme is a member of the Govenance and Trasparency Fund event series, in which different Governance and Transparency Fund grantees present their experiences implementing their projects and discuss what they have learnt about the different aspects of governance and accountability programming.
Events in the series include:
Mwananchi - Demand-side governance: are we overstating the claims on social accountability? 21 March 2012
Oxfam - Making women's voices count: from participation to power - 17 May 2012
Christian Aid - Value for money and effectiveness in voice and accountability programming: complementary practice or uneasy bedfellows? - 18 July 2012
BBC Media Action - The role of media in improved transparency and accoutability - towards a consistent and compelling evidence base - 26 September 2012
World Conservation Society / Global Witness - to be confirmed
Later in 2013 we will present a summary report of the series.
Other events planned for this year:
Febuary/March - each Mwananchi focus country is holding a national learning event, to explore what our partners have discovered during the five year programme.
May - pan-African learning event (location to be confirmed).
July - international end-of-programme event, to be held at ODI in London.
GTF series event: Ensuring the sustainability of governance programmes and their impact over time: international actors as problem - and solution?
The next event in the Governance and Transparency Fund series is hosted by WaterAid on 28th February 2013.
The BBC Media Action GTF programme, ‘A National Conversation’, is operating projects in Angola, Tanzania and Sierra Leone, supporting media, in particular local and national radio, to enable citizens to engage with their elected representatives and hold them to account.
26 September 2012 12:00-13:00 (GMT+00) - Public event, New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA, BBC New Broadcasting House
Event: Value for money and effectiveness in voice and accountability programming: Complementary Practice or uneasy Bedfellows? 18th July 2012, Christian Aid
New GTF series event! Value for money and effectiveness in voice & accountability programming: complementary practice or uneasy bedfellows?
Value for money and effectiveness in voice & accountability programming: complementary practice or uneasy bedfellows?
11:00, 18th July 2012 - Christian Aid, London
In recent years, various Value For Money (VFM) tools and techniques have been proposed as the key to effective, targeted and cost-efficient aid. But are these approaches genuinely aligned with the needs of developing communities, as well as the donor agencies that promote them? What happens when they are implemented at grassroots level? And how can they be translated through citizen voice and accountability programmes?
Christian Aid will host a discussion on these issues as part of the Governance and Transparency Fund public meeting series. Following on from Q&A’s, there will be an informal Value For Money market-place where organisations and experts working on VFM will showcase their materials and resources, with the chance to interact with presenters, contributors, audience members and Christian Aid staff.
For a full agenda, click here