Organisation: Nouabook

As a rule, we do not support projects or organisations in North Africa. A couple of years ago, though, we were very excited to see a parliamentary monitoring project starting up in Morocco and so we decided to help get it off the ground. Fast forward to now and Nouabook has become the go-to place […]

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The following blog post was kindly prepared by Hind Kabaj & Andrew G. Mandelbaum. When in June 2014 SimSim-Participation Citoyenne launched the beta version of Nouabook.ma, Morocco’s first electronic platform for citizen-parliamentary engagement, the public reaction was mixed. Would members of Parliament (MPs) respond to citizens’ questions? Would citizens even care to ask questions of […]

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Moroccan citizens have few channels through which to make their voices heard or to learn about the work of their representatives in Parliament. Although web-based tools were essential to the organization and campaigning of Arab Spring protesters, efforts to leverage technology to help citizens more effectively participate in political discussion have lagged.

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