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.
Gov-her-nance bulletin #4
The Gov-her-nance is a unique model that generates new voices to fix old problems around gender roles, local development, and open government. The Gov-her-nance bulletin gathers gender-related rumors, myths, issues/concerns, and questions from communities across Nepal. With this bulletin, we hope to reduce the information gaps between local governments and citizens, lift up the ideas of women and gender minorities (representing various backgrounds across Dhangadhi) and provide a shared basis of understanding to make Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan a more gender-friendly city.