This post, originally published on the Government Innovators Network, explores how Tunisia’s youth are leveraging digital technology to participate in a political system dominated by the old guard. Still unsatisfied with the state of their post-Arab Spring democratic government, Tunisian youth are generating technological solutions to address issues of governance and political participation.
This post, originally published by the Ash Center, profiles recent Harvard Kennedy School grad Nada Zohdy, MPP ’15. As a student Zohdy studied the mechanics of new forms of citizen participation and engagement both close to home in Cambridge, Massachusetts and in the Middle East/North Africa. Zohdy now manages the OpenGov Hub in Washington, D.C., a co-working community where she interacts daily with people from across the globe who are working on the frontiers of open government. Read more about the Ash Center’s Democracy in Hard Places initiative, which seeks to understand why democratic institutions thrive in some countries while failing in others.