Please help us to Reboot Coda International and to get the organisation off to a great start providing support to three excited Digital Citizenship projects in Southern Africa.
Coda International was co-founded by my Professor, Tony Roberts, way back in 1989 delivering projects in Nicaragua and South African with funding from DFID and the National Lottery. Tony left in 1999 to found Computer Aid International and the team that took over Coda and ran it up until 2018 did an incredible job, expanding to new regions with support from Comic Relief. Last year they decided to hand the reins back and he was appointed Chair of Trustees. I am part of a new team of volunteers who are preparing to Reboot Coda International in 2019. To get things restarted we are raising funds to enable us to provide support to three exciting digital development projects:
- Constituency Watch Zambia: using Facebook as an organising tool for citizens to engage with local politicians and hold them accountable to communities.
- Health Enabled South Africa: using mobile phones as an organising tool for citizens to demand essential health services through the People's Health Movement.
- Treatment Advocacy Literacy Campaign: using text messages to send appointment reminders and health literacy messages from and to People Living With HIV in Zambia.
Please help us to raise a little seed money to Reboot Coda International so that we can then mobilise resources for people's movements like the three above how are using digital technologies to organise people's collective action for transformative social and political change.