NDI and Stanford’s Center for Development, Democracy and the Rule of Law are pleased to announce a free bilingual online course—the Technology for Accountability Lab, in English and Arabic. This action-oriented course is intended to facilitate learning and collaboration between two audiences: civic activists who have an interest in using technology in their work and technologists who are interested in using their skills to build a more democratic and less corrupt world. Through joint discussion boards, it will also connect English-speaking participants with their Arabic-speaking peers.
Individuals who complete course requirements will receive a statement of accomplishment from Stanford Online.
The course launches on August 9, 2016 at 19:00 GMT. At that time, 22 videos on 7 accountability topics will become available immediately, in English and Arabic. Presentations are by leading #TechforDem experts, including:
- Stanford researchers on crowd-sourcing for democracy, the importance of transparency, and how to combat corruption with mobile phones,
- NDI and Mourakiboun on election tech,
- Sunlight Foundation on political finance,
- Transparency International on corporate transparency, and
- Brazil’s HackerLab and Tunisia’s Al Bawsala on citizen engagement in legislatures.
Select presenters will appear in webcast Q&A during the course, and course participants will also have the opportunity to participate in collaborative real-world projects.
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Arabic-language materials are made possible through The Stevens Initiative, with generous support from the U.S. Department of State and Bezos Family Foundation. Visit CivicTechLeaders.org for more information.