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Leveraging Technology for Effective Government and Civil Society:
A Review of Africa’s Digital Renaissance and Innovations in Civil Society




DATES:  July 22-24, 2019



Call for Practitioner Case Studies Lightening Rounds


Please contact the AROCSA office with your questions by e-mailing Anastesia Okaomee,

The submission of proposals for paper presentation has ended. At this time we welcome proposal submissions for case studies that utilized and/or produced technologically-driven data in the work of CSOs.


Case Study Lightening Rounds provide an opportunity for practitioners to present case studies based on research that they have collected during their work and interventions in the field. Following the 8 minutes presentation, researchers and scholars will share in discussions and draw ideas for research from questions and issues emanating from each case study. This will help prompt practice-into-research projects and also produce research-into-practice learnings that will inform evidence-based practitioner interventions .  Both (or either) qualitative and quantitative research methods are applicable for these case studies.




This opportunity is limited to practitioners showcasing impactful case studies in their work that reflect the following sub-themes in the context of TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT in Africa:


  1. Digital Innovations                                              4. CSO self-monitoring
  2. Digital governance for development                 5. CSO/CSO collaboration
  3. CSOs monitoring government                            6. CSO/ Government collaboration

We welcome presentations from any sector so long as the case study focuses on civil society engagement.

*Becoming an AROCSA member and registering for the conference is a pre-requisite for practitioners to present their case studies.  Presenters outside Nairobi will be responsible for their travel/accommodation costs.




1. Visit (application form below)

2. Register to become a member of AROCSA, if you are not already a member*

AROCSA membership is $15/year expiring December 31st and includes complimentary membership to ARNOVA for limited number of Africa based scholars and practitioners. Please contact for questions regarding membership

3. Submit a 600-word summary proposal: Deadline for Submission – May 31, 2019

(All self-identifying information should be removed from the proposal to allow for blind review)

4. IF ACCEPTED, final submission of presentation according to the guidelines/format by: June 30th, 2019


The 600-word summary should include the following:

1.   Name of organization;

2.   A title that clearly identifies the Case Study and period of the project

2.  The Problem or issue that case study addressed;

3.  How technology was used, and how data was used or produced in the course of the project; 

4.  Outcomes of the project




Important Dates


Deadline for submission of Summary case studies                            June 5, 2019

AROCSA Review and acceptance, Announcement & Feedback       June 15, 2019

Submission of full presentations                                                          June 30, 2019

July 22nd – 24th, 2019:                                                                         Conference


Please contact the ARNOVA office with your questions by e-mailing Anastesia Okaomee,








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IMPORTANT: All proposals are considered under a blind review, therefore we request that you remove information that would identify you as the author in the text of your proposal.




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