Our project in Mali’s seeks to empower vulnerable groups by connecting them to information about their legal rights to land. Specifically we are working with women, adolescents and people living with accessibility issues to inform them on their rights to land ownership, related to a new law that was introduced in 2016, and give them the tools to make those rights a reality. Working with Association SORO and supported by Oxfam’s Voice Program, we created an interactive voice response (IVR) and SMS system that provided users with information their rights and locally available resources that could help them become successful agricultural entrepreneurs.
Working with C2D, Orange and the National Federation of Artisans of Mali (FNAM), OneWorld is in the process of creating an interactive voice response (IVR) and SMS system that will help local artisans connect to the FNAM. The IVR system allows artisans to listen to information on their rights and the services the FNAM provides. If they require more specific information they can request their phone number be forwarded to a local FNAM representative who will call them back to respond to their query. Additionally, OneWorld is developing a simple offline application that will allow local FNAM offices to register artisans and send their information over SMS to the head office. This collaboration is part of a Global Affairs Canada funded project called Technologies pour le secteur de l'artisanat au Mali (TSAM)
Working with PGLR and local youth organisations, this project provides citizens the opportunity to monitor and report on the political situation around them. Using an app or via SMS, citizen observers can send in reports to focal points who verify and publish the information to the wider network. Through this technology, citizens are able to engage directly with their local governments, strengthening accountability and transparency.