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African CSOs in a Netted World GSI Assembly London 2-3, December 2008. Jalal Abdel-Latif UNECA/GPAD: CSO Section Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [email protected] Global WWW Trend. Rapidly & constantly changing products and applications Plethora of digital e-initiatives

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African csos in a netted world gsi assembly london 2 3 december 2008

African CSOs in a Netted WorldGSI AssemblyLondon 2-3, December 2008

Jalal Abdel-Latif

UNECA/GPAD: CSO Section

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

[email protected]


Global www trend

Global WWW Trend

  • Rapidly & constantly changing products and applications

  • Plethora of digital e-initiatives

  • Number Africa oriented projects

    • E.g. UNECA, Information Society

  • From W site – W portal - KM

  • Standards: Open vs. com

  • Rapidly changing biz model


Philanthropy today

Philanthropy Today

  • World of Givers : 300B in the US

  • Aid Industry: 35B for Africa

  • Convergence

    • Asking the same question

    • Tracking (fiduciary)

    • Impact: Making difference, saving life, improved livelihood

    • Putting the human face to it

  • Both Experiences


The digital age impact on africa

The Digital Age: Impact on Africa

  • Reinvented Government

  • Impact of connectivity

    • Vertical Structured – Horizontally integrated Interface

    • Fascinators and brokers

  • Impact

    • Deepening and improving social contract

  • ECA function

    • Tran planter of ideas, knowledge and technology


The africa npo portal design deployment

The Africa NPO portal: design & deployment

  • Perceived Gap

    • Knowledge site: Gatekeepers

    • Data Site: Data depositors

    • Associational site: Community Mobilizes

  • Felt Gap

    • Independent portals

  • Challenge:

    • How to balance?

    • Medium of what? KX +

    • How do we evaluate: Qlty & or Qunt.

  • Not the pioneers


State of e collaboration

State of e-Collaboration

  • Goal: supporting electronic NGO networks is to foster more effective civic engagement

  • encourage co-operation, mutual trust and information exchange

  • Aiming at to further develop regional electronic networking


Afri guide star functionality

Afri Guide Star: Functionality


Principles

Principles

  • Collaboration and transparency

    • Coalitions with demonstrated reasonable level of alliance building

    • Have greater potential for leveraging partnership

  • E-readiness: Data & Information exchange & capacity building

    • Focus on electronic information networks, raise their capacity to use modern information technologies, and engage in international development partners

  • Direction: Country – Sub regional - Continental


Components

Components:

  • STRATEGY:

    • Degree to which the site has met stated objectives concerning its target audience or market. ARCHITECTURE

    • The structure of the website and the logic by which the pages interconnect. (navigability)

  • TECHNOLOGY:

    • Quality of the code and the appropriateness of any technologies used.

    • Assesses relation to how accessible and available

  • STYLE:

    • appearance of the website and issues around the layout and display of text and images.

  • CONTENT :

    • Quality, authority, readability, relevance and timeliness of text and images, and the degree to which userinteraction is supported.

  • •MANAGEMENT:

    • Human and financial resources that the site has at its disposal.


Data sets

DATA SETS

  • Institutions

  • Contents


Cso typology

CSO Typology

  • Orientation: Secular vs. Faith based

  • Legal Status: Formal vs. informal

  • Local vs. International

  • Governance vs. service delivery

  • Membership based vs. non-membership

  • Self-help and mutual associations

  • Support Organizations: CBOs


African networks distribution

African networks distribution

  • Geographic

  • Sector-focused

  • Issue based

  • Passive

  • Active


Outcomes

Outcomes

  • Expanding civic and citizenry space: Engagement

  • Increasing Aid flow: Responding to service delivery

  • Donor grant management changing:

  • Seeking info, data, knowledge

  • I4M: Critical

  • Mandate: ECA serving as the vehicle


Csos centrality in public policy

CSOs Centrality in Public Policy

  • Growth of nonprofit organizations as service providers in developed market economies

    • Vehicles of developmental and humanitarian operations in developing countries

    • Intermediaries for good governance in transitional democracies

    • Primary contractors in post conflict R & R settings

    • Instruments of government reform in former socialist countries

    • Make the central to the public policy agenda


Africa guide star

Africa Guide Star


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