Organisation: Mzalendo Trust

Early next month, Kenyans will go to the polls to vote in their country’s elections. Among the millions going to the polls will be huge numbers of first-time voters and young people. In an attempt to reach this sizeable demographic with relevant, accurate and interesting content, South Africa’s Livity Africa are teaming up with Kenyan […]

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With a general election coming up later this year, scrutiny of the Kenyan parliament should be stronger than usual. We hope that Mzalendo – one of the most respected and impartial sources of information on Kenya’s parliament – will feature heavily in that process. That’s why we’re delighted to be supporting them with a grant […]

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I’ve recently been watching the excellent Danish crime drama, Follow the Money. The basic premise of the show is as follows: Renewable energy firm, Energreen, is exploiting migrant workers and indulging in some creative accounting practices in its search for ever greater profits. Enter Danish police, in the shape of fraud squad officer, Alf, and […]

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One of the key challenges faced by our grantees is raising the profile of their work. In what can so often be a very crowded sector, it can be difficult for small organisations to be heard. Sure, many people are familiar with the big NGOs, but how does a small NGO go about raising its […]

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Incentives and rewards are common tools used by many employers to reward hard-working or dedicated employees who go the extra mile. Think of ‘Employee of the month’ and then imagine putting something similar in place for MPs? ‘Best MP of the month? ‘Most dedicated MP of the year?’ Seems a little silly, no? Surely, holding public office is their reward? […]

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In a democracy, what is the best way to ensure that politicians and other elected representatives do their jobs and are held accountable to their electorate? In the UK, at least, the relationship between press, public and parliament has undergone some pretty radical changes in the past half century or so. The deferential, almost fawning, […]

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