While I agree with the principle of social media accreditation, what matters most is citizen engagement, a “two-way interaction between citizens and governments that give… Read More »Citizen engagement and Social Media Policy Town Hall
The participative role of citizens in governance is still quite new for a lot of Filipinos. We have long left governance to our elected officials… Read More »Citizen Engagement: A Mission Possible?
If the number of enrollees in the first World Bank-organized Coursera course on Citizen Engagement is any indication, the world is rapidly moving into one with more involved, aware, and participative citizens. Over 11,000 citizens from all parts of the world registered for the Citizen Engagement course, including about a dozen Filipinos.
The final project for the Policy and Leadership Track I was taking required a digital artifact to showcase an idea for citizen engagement that could be done in one’s own country. I chose the role of social media in disaster risk reduction.