Using technology to aid Nigeria's electoral process

Episode 142 November 07, 2022 00:53:26
Using technology to aid Nigeria's electoral process
Techpoint Africa Podcast
Using technology to aid Nigeria's electoral process

Nov 07 2022 | 00:53:26


Hosted By

Emmanuel Paul Oluwanifemi Kolawole Chimgozirim Nwokoma

Show Notes

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Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, our Managing Editor, Emmanuel Paul sits with Joachim Macebong, Senior Analyst for Governance at Stears to discuss how technology can help in ensuring free and fair elections and the role data collection and sharing plays.

Among other things, Macebong shares insights on how proper data can help shape the tone of the electorate and curb electoral apathy and distrust among citizens in the electoral process.

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00:00 - Intro
02:24 - We meet Joachim
02:54 - How much technology is Nigeria using in elections
07:18 - Is Nigeria ready to embrace technology usage in elections
10:08 - Stears first election monitoring platform
14:53 - How the platform works
22:10 - Dealing with Nigeria's data gathering issues
26:02 - Can the private sector help?
29:18 - The convoluted registration and collection process
34:53 - Disseminating data in an understandable fashion
39:31 - Africa's future elections and data
45:14 - Live polls monitoring

Useful link
Stears election monitoring platform

This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede

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