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Connected Development [CODE] is a non government organization whose mission is to improve access to information and empower local communities in Africa. We strengthen local communities by creating platforms for dialogue, enabling informed debate, and building capacities of marginalized communities which will bring about social and economic progress within communities, while promoting transparency and accountability.
 
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In 2013, we were able to use online [the social media, open data and traditional media] and offline [ through interviews, research community outreach] to draw governments attention to providing funds for the treatment of 1,500 lead poisoned children in Bagega, Zamfara, Northern Nigeria. See our Follow The Money project. Like to learn and share from your abundant knowledge in changing our world with us? [CLICK] to join us!
 
 
 
 
       
HELPING DURING HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES    
CODE is a member of the Digital Humanitarian Network [DHN], as such we provide platforms through the social media, traditional media, SMS and internet tools in helping first responders to quickly respond to crisis - hit populations. We build capacities of vulnerable communities accross the West Africa Region in early warning and Disaster Risk Response mechanisms, and engage them in community participatory mapping. Join us at our Next DHN MeetUp
   
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ENSURING TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY How our Follow The Money Project used Open Data in Saving Lives    
We create monitoring and evaluation systems such as the Education Budget Tracker and the Nigeria Health Tracker to enable citizens give feedback on government performance on Education and Health spending respectively and provide the incentives and the capacity for citizens to engage with government to improve their policies and services on Education and Health in Nigeria. Read more about our initiatives driven by open data and open development at Follow The Money
How Connected Development Google Mapped Abuja
 
Sustaining Connected Development    
Education Budget Tracker    
               
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Sustainaware 2014 Project of the Nigeria Youth Climate Action Network
ADVOCACY FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT
With our Earth Hour project, using different forms of media for capacity building and awareness, we have been able to reach 60% of the Nigerian population. Through the Earth Hour Platform, we are now crowd funding incentives for rural communities across Northern Nigeria. Join us at the Next Earth Hour
 
Connected Development in Gutsura
 
 
ENGAGING YOUNG PEOPLE IN DEVELOPMENT
Our Nigeria Youth Climate Action Network strives for positive social change and personal growth of young people. By peer-to-peer and intergenerational dialogue, it raises awareness about current topics and encourages their critical thinking. Through various projects engaging youths, we promote and advocate for sustainable development, tolerance, healthy lifestyle and active citizenship.
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