Technological innovation is transforming civil society organization and creating new opportunities for government accountability. This four-week online professional development certificate course will evaluate case studies where new technologies have been used for activism and what factors and contexts are most influential on outcomes. It will also provide participants with strategies for maximizing the impact of new media and train them in the effective use of analysis and message management tools.
Course Topics and Featured Tech
- Communicating Online: Social Media Analytics and Outreach
- Simple Tools for Big Data: Sunlight Labs and Accountable Congress
- Building an Engaged Public: CrowdHall and Online Discussions
- Open Government Partnerships and Local Connections: How to Open Your Government
- Interact directly with prominent experts, academics, and technologists, including the World Bank, Georgetown University, and Open Forum Foundation.
- Apply new technical skills through hands-on simulations for social media, government accountability, and open governance.
- Share interests and experiences in this space to strengthen personal networks with other professionals for better community tech-enabled programming.
- Initiate a sustainable open government project through their own organisations or in their home countries to promote accountable governance.
- $345 if application and payment is submitted early
- $445 if application and payment is submitted by start of course
- Group discount rates available. For more details, please contact us at info [at] techchange.org.
- If you are not happy with your course experience for any reason, TechChange is happy to offer you a full refund. Read more in the FAQ section
Christopher Neu is the Chief Operating Officer at TechChange, where he is responsible for its daily operations. Previously, Chris worked at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) in the Centers of Innovation. Born and raised in Jerusalem, Chris has also worked with the Association of International Development Agencies (Ramallah), IFES during the 2006 Palestinian Elections, and the Center for the Study of Democracy. Chris holds an MA in Democracy and Governance from Georgetown University.