Technology A Lifesaver Of Democracy?


During the World Forum for Democracy, Society 3.0 had the great chance to interview Mark Kamau Kamotho who is part of the iHub initiative in Kenya.

That initiative and the topic ‘electoral risk management’ was already part of one lab during the World Forum for Democracy and was covered in another article. During the interview, Mark Kamau Kamotho shared his view on the role of new technologies in socio-economic development and on how they can  improve democratic participation. Using electoral risk management tools can be seen as an “alternative to violence”, for example. He looked especially at his home country, Kenya, which was affected by countrywide outbreaks of violence after elections in 2007. But what also characterises Kenya is that it is “one of the pioneers of mobile technology in the world”.




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