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Sierra Leone is in process of holdings its second popular electionssince the end of the civil war more than 15 years ago. The lastelection was in 2012 which was won by the opposition All PeoplesCongress (APC) Party. This election will include ballots forPresidential, Parliamentary and Local Council representatives.In2018, the stakes are even higher for both parties as issues ofviolence have marred the electoral year from February 2016; alsothe biometric registration process has seen both main politicalparties – the ruling APC and the opposition Sierra Leone People’sParty (SLPP) charged with bussing people to register or to registerminors. One sitting Member of Parliament was charged among otherson “conspiracy to defraud”, acquisition of fake birth certificates,etc.The foregoing makes it critical to involve citizen protectionof the ballot during and before the election. Sierra Leone has oneof the highest youth population – nearly 50% and more than 40% ofits people are either unemployed or under-employed. This puts youngpeople especially in a vulnerable position to be used by politicalparties and politicians. To counter this is to create awarenessthat there is more than institutionalized election observers – thatthe community itself will be monitoring the elections and theprocesses leading to the election. The goal of citizen engagementin elections communication is to create space where parties andindependents are able to report (on election day) and discuss andalso report on the processes leading to the election. This approachwill enable the project to make citizens to be part of the processleading to election during the last leg of that process, makecitizens police the ballot and integrity of the ballot from adistance (using pictures, text and other soft social media tools),engage the vulnerable groups of people that are easily abused ormanipulated by political parties (usually the youth) to learntolerance and fairness.The immediate expected impact of the projectis to ensure that Sierra Leone conducts a free, transparent andfair election. By making sure that there are mechanisms in place towidely distribute information on legality and fairness ofpre-election, campaigns, voting during elections, and postelections agenda’s. Citizens will be informed on the monitoringprogress and most interesting observations via web platforms,social media, SMS and data shared with broader public via weeklyInternet updates in web portal.

App Information Sierra Leone Decides

  • App Name
    Sierra Leone Decides
  • Package Name
    com.gnucoop.sld
  • Updated
    February 5, 2018
  • File Size
    4.9M
  • Requires Android
    Android 4.1 and up
  • Version
    0.0.3
  • Developer
    Gnucoop
  • Installs
    500+
  • Price
    Free
  • Category
    News & Magazines
  • Developer
  • Google Play Link

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Sierra Leone Decides 0.0.3 APK
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Sierra Leone is in process of holdings its second popular electionssince the end of the civil war more than 15 years ago. The lastelection was in 2012 which was won by the opposition All PeoplesCongress (APC) Party. This election will include ballots forPresidential, Parliamentary and Local Council representatives.In2018, the stakes are even higher for both parties as issues ofviolence have marred the electoral year from February 2016; alsothe biometric registration process has seen both main politicalparties – the ruling APC and the opposition Sierra Leone People’sParty (SLPP) charged with bussing people to register or to registerminors. One sitting Member of Parliament was charged among otherson “conspiracy to defraud”, acquisition of fake birth certificates,etc.The foregoing makes it critical to involve citizen protectionof the ballot during and before the election. Sierra Leone has oneof the highest youth population – nearly 50% and more than 40% ofits people are either unemployed or under-employed. This puts youngpeople especially in a vulnerable position to be used by politicalparties and politicians. To counter this is to create awarenessthat there is more than institutionalized election observers – thatthe community itself will be monitoring the elections and theprocesses leading to the election. The goal of citizen engagementin elections communication is to create space where parties andindependents are able to report (on election day) and discuss andalso report on the processes leading to the election. This approachwill enable the project to make citizens to be part of the processleading to election during the last leg of that process, makecitizens police the ballot and integrity of the ballot from adistance (using pictures, text and other soft social media tools),engage the vulnerable groups of people that are easily abused ormanipulated by political parties (usually the youth) to learntolerance and fairness.The immediate expected impact of the projectis to ensure that Sierra Leone conducts a free, transparent andfair election. By making sure that there are mechanisms in place towidely distribute information on legality and fairness ofpre-election, campaigns, voting during elections, and postelections agenda’s. Citizens will be informed on the monitoringprogress and most interesting observations via web platforms,social media, SMS and data shared with broader public via weeklyInternet updates in web portal.
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