Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Citizen Engagement

Governments are more effective when they work with citizens to solve problems and development challenges. For this reason, the World Bank, in partnership with the London School of Economics (LSE), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Participedia and CIVICUS, has developed a free 4-week course on Citizen Engagement hosted by Coursera.

Taught by a global faculty of experts and practitioners, the course provides a holistic overview of citizen engagement through interactive videos, resources, and activities. It explores underlying theories and concepts of citizen engagement, examines the role it can play in improving policymaking and public service delivery, and investigates the impact of new technologies, particularly in developing countries. Participants can contribute their own insights and connect with others through online forums, dedicated social media channels and Google Hangouts.

Twaweza has provided content for this course including a video case study and a lecture by founder, Rakesh Rajani.

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