I inherited the EISA Democracy Encyclopedia when I arrived at the organisation in 2003 and it's been fun to grow this project. We now have a dedicated Researcher developing content for it. The next step will be making this resource more dynamic, sharing it and getting feedback on how it's being used.
That's one reason why I'm sitting in a workshop on using web 2.0 and social media for NGOs today.
Dr. Rama Naidu of the Democracy Development Programme, an NGO that develops capacity in governance for enhanced participation in democratic political processes, writes an opinion piece about the local government election.
His article speaks to controversial issues such as civil society's poor engagement with the political process, officials with zero accountability and the narrow perspectives of minorities.
The Local Government Context