Monday, June 7, 2010

Mi Panama Transparente launched

  • Last week Mi Panama Transparente was launched in collaboration with the International Center for Journalists. Jorge Luis Sierra, a Mexican journalist and Knight International Journalism Fellow, is leading the efforts in Panama to drive adoption and make the initiative a success. The team at eMoksha is quite excited as this new venture will help us understand how to engage and motivate citizens to participate on civic issues, on an on-going basis.
  • We have several new partners in the pipeline for Kiirti, on issues ranging from child labor, women harassment, anti-corruption, basic eye care, etc. More about them on the next post.
  • Kiirti is now a registered trust (thanks to Sudha, Shanmugam and Elango for making this happen) and we're currently working towards obtaining 80G status.
  • Thanks to all our supporters and volunteers who have helped eMoksha launch projects in 5 countries - Afghanistan, Lebanon, India, Panama and Sudan - over the past 18 months. And, in our opinion, we have just barely scratched the surface of what can be achieved using technology to foster civic engagement and transparency.

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