ATPS Wins Top Advocacy Award in Open Contracting
The African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) won the top award on Innovative Advocacy Approach, under the Civic Engagement for Open Contracting project funded by Hivos East-Africa. The award was presented in a virtual award ceremony held during the programme close-out week that ran from 21st September till 24th September 2020.
The main objective of the Civic Engagement for Open Contracting programme is to ensure that citizens have equal and inclusive access to public goods and services and can meaningfully engage in public resource allocation and policy decisions. Hivos East-Africa funded the ATPS to a tune of 35,000 EUR to undertake that project as one of its partners. Under the programme, the ATPS was mandated to: Conduct an in-depth review of the state of open contracting in ten (10) African countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa); Conduct a comparative analysis of the state of open contracting in the selected African countries to identify and document what works, what doesn’t work and why in the implementation of open contracting in the respective countries; and Conduct lobbying and advocacy activities through the use of knowledge products to advocate for the uptake of open contracting in African countries. The programme ran from August 2019 to July 2020.