Comments on: What comes after election monitoring? Citizen monitoring of infrastructure. Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Thu, 31 May 2018 07:56:57 +0000 hourly 1 By: » Green shoots for sensors, civic science and infrastructure monitoring Fri, 06 Sep 2013 02:41:28 +0000 […] back from the specific instance, the big idea here — citizens monitoring infrastructure — is not a novel one, at least in the world of development, where people have tried to apply […]

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By: Daudi Were Wed, 15 May 2013 08:40:26 +0000 Great post Ethan, thanks! At Ushahidi, with our partner in the Uchaguzi project we have been strategising about this for the last couple of years. The election and how citizens actually used the platform has forced us to rethink some of our plans. To be effective we may have to have more than one follow up deployment. We will share our experience soon and look forward to being part of this engagement.

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By: Stephen King Fri, 03 May 2013 11:41:05 +0000 Hi Ethan,

Thanks for a great post – I and other colleagues at ON would like to get involved in a discussion about this – I really like the idea of encouraging some of the groups we support doing citizen monitoring as a follow on from election monitoring – let’s talk more about this

By: Linda Brown Rivelis Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:11:01 +0000 There’s a list below to help kick the photo of infrastructure needs map “can a little further down the road”.

Quick howdy-do – We design and help people conduct issue campaigns (we don’t do electoral candidates) to make the world a better place.

Delights and Hurts – to have trained people to create social change in Rep. of Georgia, Nicaragua, Russia, etc. and watch them oust repressive governments and then be powerless to help them re-energize with strategies and resources to fill the vacuum.

Idea – move your idea or a “click to fix” campaign to the very beginning of the social change action agenda. Working backwards from after successful election, here’s a possible activity list:

+ Citizenry holds new Administration accountable.

+ New Administration sends Citizenry the “fix it” map with timeline.

+ New Administration hits-the-ground-running since its platform is already based upon Citizens “fix it” input.

+ Citizenry elects new Administration.

+ Administration hopefuls promotes Citizen-inspired platform.

+ Administration hopefuls assemble “fix it” map and develop into Citizen-inspired platform

+ Administration hopefuls design, develop and deliver “click to fix” campaign

+ Administration hopefuls share and assemble tools related to social media,marketing,mobilizing unpaid volunteers,community organizing,messaging,action planning, building buy-in, working with power, etc.

+ Administration hopeful candidates, election activists and qualified kick-off teams assembled

Thanks, your thoughts are exquisite and obviously stimulating to us.


By: Hilary Daly Sun, 28 Apr 2013 02:58:10 +0000 Hi Ethan

Thank you for this interesting and thought provoking post

I work with Trocaire the Irish development agency, we support partner organisations in Asia, Africa and Latin America on participatory governances- many of our partners are actively monitoring government services at local, regional and international levels

I’d be interested in speaking to you directly about how/if we might collaborate
Thanks a million