Welcome to the platform for democratic reformers committed to making our government and politics more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens
We built a community providing the news transparency, citizen generated reports, free information flow and public debate that people need to build free, thriving and progressive societies.
DemandAction.org is stimulating open debate about society and transforming the next generation Africans into leaders through platforms and social campaigns that engage and empower young people to act with cause to change society.
We believe that information is power, or, to put it more finely, disproportionate access to information is power. We are committed to improving access to government information by making it available online, indeed redefining “public” information as meaning ” information online.”
Government and politics is made more open, accountable, and responsive to
citizens through continuous citizen engagement
We use our platform to connect people across the world with a common goal of researching and publishing information; sparking debate on issues; starting investigation into social misdeeds among other things. Our stated goal is to achieve a more effective, accountable, open, ethical government and democracy. By creating and deploying cutting edge technology solutions, social innovation platforms, we strive to continuously drive the ismprovement of the standards in governance by revealing corrupt practices, misconduct; detecting conflicts of interest; conducting advocacy to influence legislation to correct of life on the African continent.
We have built and use a social community platform to bring people together. The communities conduct researches; publish citizen reports; run petitions and campaigns; drive community engagement work; champion good government reforms through advocacy and citizen journalism.
We do drive investigative journalism sometimes with sources inside the government .
We use whistle-blowers to document evidence of corruption, waste, fraud, or abuse. Many of our nation’s most dedicated citizens work in and around the federal government. When they come across information revealing serious misconduct, and they rightfully believe that they would risk losing their job if they came forward and “blew the whistle” on the wrong doing they see, they work with us to make it publish and get information sent to the right authorities for investigation.
WDA investigators and journalists take leads and information from insiders and verify the information through investigations using the “Freedom Of Information Act,” interviews, and other fact-finding strategies. We then disseminate our findings to the media, legislature, and public interest groups through alerts, statements, studies, and journalistic reports.
We are both a technology and people driven platform, we are constantly creating and deploying cutting edge technology which primarily uses tools of civic tech, open data policy analysis and journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all. Our passion is to use technology to enable more complete, equitable and effective democratic participation.
We connect people, stimulate open debates to drive game changing governance,
account-ability and social reforms in our society
“Dare to be remarkable” – Jane Gentry
Aproach & Platform
Is there something in your African community, state, or nation that you want to see changed? Start a petition now and initiate the change process. Petitions can reshape the world if carefully thought out and written properly. You may already have a cause or strategy in mind, but here are some tips to help you write an unbeatable petition. We will drive you through the process — hold your hands.
Our citizen reporters cover social and political influence stories both through reporting and close collaboration with thousands of members across the world who share in the vision. We also have WDA investigators and journalists who take leads and information from insiders and verify the information through investigations using the Freedom Of Information Act, interviews, and other fact-finding strategies. We then disseminate our findings to the media, legislature, and public interest groups through alerts, statements, studies, and journalistic reports
Report Our citizen reporters cover social and political influence stories both through reporting and through close collaboration with thousands of members across the world who share in the vision. WDA investigators and journalists take leads and information from insiders and verify the information through investigations using the Freedom Of Information Act, interviews, and other fact-finding strategies. We then disseminate our findings to the media, Congress, and public interest groups through alerts, statements, studies, and journalistic reports. WDA is transforming the next generation of Africans through youth-created media platforms and social campaigns that engage and empower young people to act.
WDA encourages citizen journalists to publish evidence of corruption and human rights abuses in Nigeria and Africa. We approach our work in a number of ways. We work with thousands local transparency activists, bloggers, on and off-line active citizens and journalists, involving them in distributed citizen research projects.
We have designed our forums to generate ideas which may not arise from merely news reporting and commentary . This approach elicits responses from community members thereby enriching the discussion and acknowledging thoughtful ideas to be debated. The back-and-forth engagement and interaction with other community members sharing insights, perspectives, points-of-view help to solidify opinions and reach consensus on issues that can be run as petitions and potentially become background for advocacy work
There are a number of ways that we try help drive advocacy work through WDA. Our people try to influence decisions for the right outcome within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. There are many activities that WDA undertakes including media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research or conducting exit poll or the filing of an amicus brief. Sometimes, we may make a direct approach to legislators on an issue which plays a significant role in national building, politics and the path forward for the better.
We use a social community platform to bring people together. The communities conduct researches, write citizen journalism, run petitions and campaigns, drive advocacy work; champions good government reforms through advocacy and citizen journalism. Our power lies in our people, their passion, the collaboration of the community and the desire to do the right thing.
WDA started as a dream and transformed into a “journey of self determination.” It is about the empowerment of Africa. It is about being all you can be. Here at WDA, we have dedicated our passion and time to envision our dream of a better, stronger Africa. WeDemandAction.org is a non-profit that seeks Democratic Reforms, Open Governance and Social Justice through Citizen Engagement
WDA is funded through multiple avenues and has a diversified approach to its operations: it seeks grant to perform policy assessment in Africa; trend analysis to discover the impact of bad governance in Africa; uses its technology to bring people together to work for the common goal; Injects funding to policy, governance and economic research areas.
We are young organization and Our vision is a “big dream” and we understand that the thinking is quite huge and audacious, but “we are shooting for the moon and if we miss, we shall surely land among the stars.”
Where Does the opportunity Lie?
Where Does the opportunity Lie? We are passionately focused on solutions to solve issues in Africa and transform the continent dramatically. Our expertise lies in advance knowledge of technology trends and civic technology tools, connecting people through community platform and outreach, creating a distributing platform and unleashing the power of the innovation spirit
We believe that using practical modern technology; the tools of open and civic tech; scientific research , policy analysis and a global community, we can significantly drive the building of solutions for Africa. Among other things, we plan to use technology to enable more complete, equitable and effective democratic participation in Africa. DemanAction.org connects individuals, communities, schools, organizations, governments , etc. in developing countries seeking Democratic Reforms, Open Governance and Social Justice through Citizen Engagement
When people are connected, we can do amazing things
>We will continue to focus on research, community platform, tools, citizen reporting , open governance towards solving challenges that have hindered the growth of African continent. We will continue to seeks Democratic Reforms, Open Governance and Social Justice through Citizen Engagement