WOUGNET receives Grant Award from Indigo Trust for Social Accountability Project
WOUGNET has received an Award from the Indigo Trust Organisation to support a project on Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance that were first supported by the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing regions (SPIDER). The grant making body awarded WOUGNET a grant of $22,306 to be paid over two years in support of an existing project sponsored by the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER). The project works in the three districts of Apac, Kole and Oyam and seeks to build the capacity of both local officials and local communities to work together to eliminate corruption and achieve higher standards of service delivery.
The Indigo Trust is a grant making foundation that funds technology-driven projects to bring about social change, largely in African countries. The Trust focuses mainly on innovation, transparency and citizen empowerment. They also consider innovative projects, which utilise Information Technologies to support development outcomes in any sector including the health, education, human rights and agricultural spheres.
Indigo’s funding will be used to provide additional training for members of Voluntary Social Accountability Committees (VSACs), whose role is to monitor service delivery and advocate for improvements in the communities where they live and work. They will be trained in a variety of different skills, such as how to monitor service delivery and how to use an online information platform to capture and store information relating to poor governance and corruption. District officials and local authorities will also be educated on the value of good governance and on the role that ICT can play in helping bring about improvements in service delivery.
For more Information, visit http://indigotrust.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/grant-awarded-to-wougnet/