By: Jim Tuttle, Accountability Lab Liberia Multi-media Intern
Liberia Film Institute’s latest class of filmmakers recently completed a series of short documentaries and dramas dealing with their country’s unprecedented Ebola outbreak. They have been screening their films in communities around the country, and a large film festival in Monrovia is being planned for late June. Here’s a look at some of the student filmmakers behind the project.
By: Blair Glencorse and Narayan Adhikari. This blog post was originally published by The Aspen Institute.
Photo credit: Accountability Lab, Nepal
The people of Nepal have known for a long time that a big earthquake was coming, and it finally arrived last week. Villages have been wiped out, thousands are dead or missing, and swaths of cultural heritage have been lost. Even now it is unclear what the situation is like in remote parts of districts that have been cut off from help by collapsed infrastructure and landslides. The incredible goodwill from around the world is encouraging, but in a country that has known its fair share of trauma in recent times, these physical and psychological wounds will take a long time to heal. Read More…
By: Narayan Adhikari, South Asia Representative, and Fayyaz Yaseen, Pakistan Ambassador, for the Accountability Lab. Last month, Narayan and Fayyaz took part in the finals of the Global Innovation Competition (GIC) 2015. In this blog, originally published by Making All Voices Count, they reflect on the GIC process, the people they met, and the lessons learned.
Innovative Capacity Building to Catalyze Transformative Change: Why Buzzwords Confuse More Than They Clarify!
Innovation. Capacity building. Catalytic. Strategic _______ (fill in the blank). Sustainable.
Buzzwords. They aren’t a new phenomenon, but they are becoming more and more the anchor of our conversations. Well before Leslie Kwoh’s famous article “You Call That Innovation?” we’ve known about the scale and misuse of these kinds of words. Their abuse is particularly egregious in the development sector. Read More…
By: Anne Sophie Ranjbar, Accountability Lab Associate Director.
The Accountability Lab and Feedback Labs recently co-hosted an event at the OpenGov Hub in Washington, DC entitled “Impact: So What?” The idea was to generate an honest conversation around how we are measuring impact in the accountability and transparency space and what we can collectively learn from this process to help us improve. Read More…
This blog post was originally published by The Center for High Impact Philanthropy.
On Saturday, April 25, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, with additional tremors continuing throughout the last three days. Nearly 5,000 are already confirmed dead, with many thousands more injured and/or without adequate food, water, or shelter. At times like this, the first question for many is, “How can I help?” For those who want to help, here’s what you need to know now.
By: Jennifer Lentfer. This blog post was originally published by Oxfam America, and is part of an Oxfam series that highlights local leaders who are standing up for accountability, making demands of their government, and getting results in the fight against injustice.
Two advocates in Liberia and Sierra Leone demonstrate that good governance must come from within.
By: Gyan Mani Nepal, Nepal’s 2014 Integrity Idol. This blog post was originally published by Oxfam America, and is part of an Oxfam series that highlights local leaders who are standing up for accountability, making demands of their government, and getting results in the fight against injustice.
A district education officer in rural Nepal sets a course for school reforms (and becomes a national celebrity along the way!) Read More…
This afternoon from 3-4PM EST, we’re pleased to be co-hosting a Twitter discussion on “Social Good + Innovation”, with #CultureFix and +SocialGood. #CultureFix is a global collaborative network of cultural producers, change-makers, and creatives who use culture and the arts to create social change in communities around the world. Read More…