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CGHR Spin-outs

Africa's Voices 

Africa's Voices is a non-profit citizen engagement and analytics organisation, helping diverse aid and governance actors reach, listen to and be held accountable by key constituent populations. Launched in 2015, Africa's Voices was spun out of CGHR's DFID-ESRC funded research on Politics and Interactive Media in Africa (PiMA), conducted with academics and social innovators in Kenya, Zambia and Cambridge. 


Watch Dr Claudia Abreu Lopes, Head of Research and Development, introduce the work of Africa's Voices , launched at CGHR's 5 year anniversary event


 The Whistle

The Whistle cropped.pngThe Whistle is a digital platform under development for the civilian witnessreporting of human rights violations. Much optimismexists around social media as a channel for the civilian reporting of human rights violations from closed contexts, such as the torrent of YouTube videos emanating from Syria. Yet the verification of this social media information takes time and expertise – and human rights NGOs must be able to verify it to act on it. The Whistle aims to support the verification process to make it easier for human rights NGOs to use digital information from civilian witnesses. Dr Ella McPherson and Scott Limbrick are working on developing The Whistle prototype with funding from Cambridge’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.