In August 2016, we hosted the first Building Bridges Research Roundtable and were thrilled when nine of the alumni from the 2015 and 2016 cohorts of the Leading in Public Life (LPL) Emerging African Leaders programme answered the call. At very short notice alumni were invited to write up a ‘case study’ of their current work in practice and come to Cape Town to present it. This presented a unique opportunity for our alumni to commit time to write up and reflect on their ‘work in progress’, including current campaigns, advocacy initiatives, and donor-funded projects. Those who answered the call would present them in person to each other and other recognised governance experts.
LPL alumni from seven countries submitted and presented the following 'case studies':
Gwamaka Kifukwe (Tanzania) State-Civil Society Relations in Governance and Democracy: A historical perspective from Tanzania
Dzikamai Bere (Zimbabwe) Building an Inclusive Coalition for Transitional Justice in Zimbabwe: The case of the National Transitional Justice Working Group in Zimbabwe
Jake Okechukwa Effoduh (Nigeria) Governance Activism for the Inclusive Development of Security in Northern Nigeria
Yusuf Shamsudeen Adio (Nigeria) Promoting Democratic Accountability in Nigeria: The Buharimeter
Chris Nkwatsibwe (Uganda) The Citizens' Manifesto Case Study: Recounting a citizen-led advocacy agenda in Uganda
Nancy Muigei (Kenya) Leading from the Middle: Case study on the birth of a social justice movement, 'Sauti ya Umma'
Emmanuel Ametepey (Ghana) Social Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (SPEFA): The case of Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipality
Samson Itodo (Nigeria) Strengthening Legislative Accountability and Local Governance: A case study of the #YLAPNG Project in Nigeria
Axolile Notywala (South Africa) Building and Enhancing Participation, Transparency and Accountability in South Africa through Social Audits