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.
Nepal Coronavirus CivActs Campaign – Issue 72
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 making sure that we are sharing validated information and using trusted sources to inform our decision-making.
The Coronavirus CivActs Campaign (CCC) gathers rumours, concerns and questions from communities across Nepal to eliminate information gaps between the government, media, NGOs and citizens. By providing the public with facts, the CCC ensures a better understanding of needs regarding the coronavirus and debunks rumours before they can do more harm.