Governance in the interest of Children
The project aims to close the link between people’s lived experience, evidence, and public planning to respond to violence.
It does so by developing and trialling a tool that gives the City Council information that enables it to plan for and deliver responsive child protection services for victims. The tool helps CCR to communicate popular demand for child protection services to councillors and to track the council's performance in relation to their own child protection targets. It also provides citizens with geo-mapped information about risk-hot spots and about individuals and services that protect children from violence.
The councillor connect hotline uses a text messaging service to enable councilors in Arusha to communicate directly with citizens, demonstrate that they are solving social problems, and to make informed decisions about how to allocate public resources, because they know how great demand for a service is.