from Transparency International..
May 8, 2013
Our chapter in Kenya has developed a bulk SMS and Mobile Hotline Service called My Better SMS to help people living far away from its legal advice centres report corruption. Currently the chapter’s four centres in Nairobi, Eldoret, Mombasa and Kisumu receive over 800 calls monthly. Citizens who call the hotline number are prompted to choose the regional office they wish to contact. The SMS platform is also used for mobilising people and for sending out advocacy messages. Read more about what our Kenyan chapter is doing with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) here.
In 2012, Transparency International and Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) organised a series ofHackathons around the world to bring together anti-corruption and technology experts for creating innovative ICT solutions to corruption problems. Transparency International is now supporting its chapters to put their ideas on mobilising people through web- and mobile-based technologies into practice. Read about some of the projects here and get in touch if you are interested in becoming involved.