Hallo how can we use ICT to promote youth participation, create interaction between youth and local governments?
Hallo Sila, Thank you so much for your response, I will look for the options you have suggested. Sila our project in fact is in the initial stages. but what we are intending to do is tape on the potentials of mobile phones to promote young people participation. We want to create a platform where young people can influence decisions making and improve service delivery by local government.
YES Tanzania will receive various messages on various decisions commenting on the decisions amde or to be made, a service provided or to be provided. We will collect the messages and deliver them to decision makers. like wise through the platform decision makers will be able to communicate with youth people. The platform will be able to push and pull comments from both young people and decision makers including members of parliament.
However we are in the initial stages of developing ideas, we welcome any idea, thoughts, sample projects of the similar nature or even better where we can learn.
Currently youth participation is a big problem which has led most young people to develop a culture of apathy. or back seat sydrome.
Any comment or idea will be highly appreciated.