Narrated by Basil Malaki
Hatua Project is an initiative aimed at taking steps towards enriching innovative and inclusive citizen engagement.
There is a significant rise in the number of initiatives run by different organizations with an interest in promoting good governance for social and economic development of most African communities.
Good governance is often expressed through factors such as reliability, accountability, transparency, predictability, responsibility, responsiveness – to the needs of the people. A recent partnership has seen Sahara Sparks and Buni Hub partner with Making All Voices Count (MAVC) to promote technology as a vital tool for good governance, this initiative has been well received by Tanzanian communities that have already had a chance to voice their opinions through the Grassroot Citizen Engagement(GCE) component of the project that is a sub component of the projects three major components which also include; Code4Citizens (C4C) which will see technology startups crack good governance shortcomings with innovative tech solutions, the other sub components of the Hatua project is; Tech4Gov (T4G) which is an abbreviation of ‘technology for governance’, in this sub component, stakeholders from various companies, public and private institutions will be called upon to engage with citizens in open focused group discussions (FGD) to discuss innovative ways technology can be used to advance good governance and citizen engagement.