We invite you to listen to this podcast to learn more about open governance and social change in Liberia along with personal experiences from the Director of Open Gov Hub, Nada Zohdy, who recently visited iCampus Liberia as part of a staff swap.
After spending a week in Monrovia working with the iCampus team for the first time, Nada talked with Luther Jeke, the manager of iCampus Liberia, about the foundation of open government hubs and her time in Liberia. She shared her impressions, challenges, and the importance of accountability. “Open Gov Hub is a meeting place where many different people are coming and working together to promote open government reforms all around the world,” Nada noted. She emphasized how energetic, friendly, and warm the people of Liberia were to her.
Nada highlighted that open government is a means to achieve better development, societies, and communities. By opening up information about the government and inviting citizens to participate in co-creating the society they want for themselves, social, economic, and political development of a country will be strengthened. The partnership between iCampus and Open Gov Hub is a great example of how we are part of a global community of people who care about bringing more accountability and transparency to their governments. Nada encouraged the iCampus staff to keep focusing on sustainability through technology to provide a community that supports social change makers.