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SDDP Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF) Report
SDDP Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF) Report
Report Title Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF) Report
Project Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF)
Triggering Question ""What concrete action, project or product would you propose to solve a particular shortcoming of current systems of governance?""
Dates 9 - 13 May 2016
Author(s) Yiannis Laouris
Maria Georgiou
Total Duration 737 person hrs
Statistics Participants=16
Number of ideas=53
Number of Clusters=7
Ideas received Votes=42
Ideas on MAP R=26
Spreathink ST=20.5%
Situational Complexity SCI= 12.98
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Executive Summary

This paper reports the results of the second of a series of workshops organized by Future Worlds Center under the auspices of UNDEF. The dialogue was implemented in the context of the Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF) project. The purpose of this project was to bring together young people from all aroud the world in an attempt to take apart and reconstruct the concept of democracy. The workshop was organized using the structured dialogic design process (SDDP) approach within the context of a rich web-based communication environment. This Co-Laboratoty was organized using the Structured Democratic Dialogue Process (SDDP) approach within the context of a rich web-based communication environment. It is organized by African Initiative.





The Triggering Question (TQ) was
"What concrete action, project or product would you propose to solve a particular shortcoming of current systems of governance?"

In response to the TQ, the 16 participants came up with 57 characteristics, which were categorized in 7 clusters. Following the voting process, 38 ideas received one or more votes and were structured to create the influence MAP shown below.



Influence Map.
Influence tree from the Characteristics SDDP of the Reinventing Democracy workshop for TQ





According to the participants of this workshop, appear to be the most influential were:

  • Action Plan 26, Engage legal practitioners and experts to come out with an extensive legal framework on the right to information.
  • Action Plan 18, Economic empowerment of the less advantaged.
  • Action Plan 39: Train women, youths and other minority groups representatives on citizen journalism.
  • Action plan 34: Increase Literacy Among Citizens in Rural Areas Through The Use Of Change Agents.
  • Action plan 45: Develop A System Or A Tool Using ICT To Make Information Easily Accessible To All.




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Participants

Name Country
Abdulkarim Taraja [1] Kenya
Abel Mavura [2] Zimbabwe
Abiba Abdallah [3] Ghana
Apollo Murigi [4] Kenya
Appiah Evelyn Opoku [5] Ghana
Bill Graham Osei Akomea [6] Ghana
Daniel Ehagi [7] Kenya
Eleanor Opiyo [8] Kenya
Georgina Mabezere [9] Zambia
Gideon Ayodo [10] Kenya
James Gondwe [11] Malawi
Jedidah Millapo [12] Zambia
John Oyaro [13] Kenya
Melvis Lu-uh Kimbi [14] Cameroon
Paul Kasoma [15] Uganda
Rahab Wairimu [16] Kenya