Uchaguzi, is a joint initiative between SODNET, Ushahidi, CRECO and Hivos Foundation with support from Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Uchaguzi's aim is to help Kenya have a free, fair, peaceful, and credible general election. Uchaguzi’s strategy for this is to contribute to stability in Kenya by increasing transparency and accountability through active citizen participation in the electoral cycles.This strategy is implemented through building a broad network of civil society around Uchaguzi as the national citizen centred electoral observation platform that responds to citizen observations.
Uchaguzi is coordinated through an ICT platform, which enables Kenyans to keep an eye on the vote and provides avenues through which they can report, with any technology available to them, any incidences significant to the election. For the purposes of Uchaguzi the electoral process is perceived as a permanent and recurrent cycle, in which every stage, and not just the Election Day, counts.
Uchaguzi facilitates unprecedented collaboration between wananchi (citizens), election observers, humanitarian response agencies, civil society, community based organisations, law enforcement agencies, digital humanitarians etc. to monitor elections in near-real time.