In Liberia, the Citizen Helpdesks are working in two areas where large gold mining concessions have led to a variety of accountability challenges. The Community Frontline Associates (CFAs) are working with citizens, gathering information about key concerns- that range from issues related to relocation compensation to environmental degradation to corruption.
The helpdesks are acting as a platform for shared understanding between communities, the local government and the concession companies; and as the basis for collective solutions to shared challenges in the process of natural resource management.
FAIR FACTS – Issue 110
Situations like the coronavirus pandemic quickly lead to misinformation, rumors, and fake news, as we saw after the earthquakes in Nepal. We can all play a role in beating the virus by ensuring that we share validated information and use trusted sources to inform our decision-making.
FAIR FACTS is an open platform that connects citizens, leaders, and institutions; and exchanges authentic information to tackle misinformation and popular myths around Covid-19 in Nepal. The ongoing crisis of the Coronavirus pandemic demands quick, scientific, and fair information around health services, livelihoods, and social security. With FAIR FACTS we build an ecosystem of changemakers and use the power of real stories and voices from all corners of the country for a disaster response mechanism that is fair and equitable.
Covid-19 is not just a health crisis but also exacerbates a lack of integrity and accountability in governance systems. To help beat this virus effectively, we track facts, share helpful information, and build unlikely networks.