Giving youth a voice in the corridors of power | Munyaradzi Dodo

In this cross-over between the Civic Tech in Africa podcast and the Talking Tech for Good podcast, we are joined by co-host Jason Bygate and guest Munyaradzi Dodo to talk about how young people can get their voices in the corridors of power.

Munyaradzi shares the journey he and his team took to establish Open Parly ZW, and the influence their establishment of Open Parly had on other young people in other countries outside of Zimbabwe.

He talks to us about the challenges and opportunities that come with upscaling an initiative such as the Open Parly initiative and also delves into why #DIYAfrica is such an important concept for young people in Africa.

Thank you to Jason Bygate, Luvuyo Maseko, and Grant McPherson for helping make this crossover episode happen. To find out more about ‘Talking Tech for Good podcast visit https://techtalk.org.za/.

Don’t forget to join the Civic Tech Initiative and the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the ‘African #DIY civic tech approaches’ session on the 15th September 2021, at 15:00 (CAT).

This year, the Civic Tech Innovation Forum and Jamfest conferences invite African civic tech innovators, media innovators, and stakeholders to connect around the ways in which digital innovators, innovations, initiatives, and their support structures are playing out across our continent in the spaces of journalism, media, civic activism, and public services, particularly in this pandemic era. The theme of the governance is DIYAfrica and will focus on how we can co-create meaning, identity, and solutions in and for Africa.

The conference will be hosted on Whova, an event hosting application. Download Whova to join this week-long conference.

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