Pollicy’s fellowship program aims to introduce students and young professionals to civic technology initiatives, while enabling these fellows to utilize their data skills to add to the knowledge base of this field.
The 3-month fellowship will include opportunities to meet with civic technology innovators, to conduct exploratory research on topics related to using civic technology for improved government services and to bolster their capacity in using data. Fellows are expected to use their time to develop a final body of research, multimedia products, blog posts and curriculums, finally culminating in a presentation of their work to the civic technology community.
Pollicy believes in the power of data to revolutionize how governments deliver services to their citizens. We aim to digitally transform government services across Africa through an information-centric approach and craft better life experiences by harnessing improved data.
There are major gaps within government and stakeholders in collecting data, analyzing this data and using this data within planning, budgeting and programming. By improving data processes, we can improve how services are delivered, how budgets are allocated, how citizens interact with governments and how organizations advocate for social change.
- Students or early-career professionals interested in working on civic technology issues pertinent to sub-saharan Africa.
- The fellowship is only open to Ugandans and will take place in Kampala, Uganda.
Some of the things we’re interest in:
- Prior experience with data collection, analysis or visualization
- Interest in using open data to craft stories
- Desire to learn new tools and methods for research purposes
- Passionate about civic engagement, service delivery and accountability
Pollicy will provide a work space, modest stipend and active mentoring for the duration of the fellowship.
Application Deadline: July 15th 2017. Start date: August 1st, 2017
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