2013 in Review and What to Look out for in 2014!
This year was a fantastic one for the Accountability Lab! Highlights included almost twenty new projects in Liberia and Nepal, including: the Community Justice Teams, Daily Talk, the RTI Toolkit, and TELL-it-True. We also hosted Liberia’s first film festivals and a Hip Co music festival for accountability. We helped launch two online platforms to empower citizens to solve accountability issues in Nepal: Bolaun and Nalibeli (which already has over 150,000 hits!) And we made news all over the world including on Forbes, National Geographic, Foreign Policy, Kathmandu Post, Front Page Africa and more.
In 2014 stay tuned for more on the development of many innovative new tools for accountability, including: an “Integrity Idol” for civil servants, a “Kick Out Corruption” soccer program, a civic education radio program, ethics curriculum for schools, a citizen court monitoring system, and an Accountability Film School in Nepal. We’re also working with “Accountability Ambassadors” throughout Africa and South Asia to expand our work to Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, and beyond. We’re launching a new and improved website, featuring profiles on each of our “Accountapreneurs” and videos about their projects.
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Happy New Year and see you in 2014!