[ELLA Community blog series] Where is the Problem? Skepticism about Uganda’s “Oil 2020″ dream Wednesday May 24th, 2017 - This article has been written by Sabastiano Rwengabo, research fellow at the Kampala-based regional think tank Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE). He has taken part in the Learning Alliance and Study Tour on Oil and Gas Local Content, and was an ELLA LEAP Award recipient. In the following article, he examines the skepticism of part of Uganda's population about the plans to start oil explotation by 2020, after a series of complications and delays.
Community scorecards for Cape Town’s townships Wednesday March 8th, 2017 - Citizen participation principles seem easy to grasp in theory but, how can translate into practice? This is the story about how South Africa’s Human Sciences Research Council adapted Latin American models of citizen participation to pilot programmes to improve local services in Cape Town’s informal settlements
Using water efficiently to tackle climate challenges in Nepal Sunday January 22nd, 2017 - This is the story of how a Nepalese expert took ideas on efficient water use technologies from Pintadas in North East Brazil to Manang District in Western Nepal.
A climate change action plan for Kenya Monday December 19th, 2016 - This is a story about how the ELLA Programme shared Latin America's experience on adaptation in drylands with Kenyan ministry officials to inform their national action plan.
Alternatives for citizen oversight in the Delta State, Nigeria Monday November 14th, 2016 - This is the Story of how a Nigerian NGO built on Mexican NGO approaches to engaging the state, to access goverment service and budget information in the Delta State, Nigeria.