Enabling Digital Citizen Participation

AKRYL supports the PartiCipate team, winner of the GIZ Innovation Fund 2020, in realising their final digital product.

Digital Citizen Participation is a way to engage citizens and to make public decisions more accessible. While there is a broad range of solutions on the market, it is not easy for municipalities to implement a suitable solution.

This is especially valid for local governments in the Global South with limited digital literacy, scarce resources and very heterogeneous citizen groups.

That’s why the PartiCipate team is building a digital enabler kit on citizen participation, providing local governments and civil society organizations with:

  1. An assessment of their specific needs and context for citizen participation
  2. Recommendations for suitable participation methods
  3. It connects them to existing digital platforms