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Trac FM: Increasing effectiveness and government response to CSO campaigns in Uganda

Source:  Making All Voices Count

Date: November 2017

Description:  In Uganda, Trac FM has established the methodology of using SMS polling which feeds into radio programmes to address community issues in an open forum discussion. Trac FM has managed to reach over 350,000 citizens as poll participants in Uganda over the last four years.

With support from Making All Voices Count, the Trac FM project Common Matters has expanded, assisting civil society organisations (CSOs) in amplifying citizen’s voices to exert pressure on government officials through advocacy campaigns. Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) believes that Trac FM technology played a key part in the success of its campaign on the Marriage Bill.

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