Tools & Methodologies

How we monitor the state of civic freedoms and organise action against restrictions

Vuka Civic Space Research Methodology

The primary objective of this initiative is to support the application and adaptation of the CIVICUS Monitor’s methodology to empower civil society actors to collect data, create dialogues and take collective action on issues to address restrictions on civic space. In doing so, Vuka! Allies will seek to deploy tested approaches to systematising civic space documentation and dissemination at the national level - which may have broad applications for civil society operating in similar national contexts.

Vuka! Emergency rooms and Incident rooms

The Vuka! Better Coordination Platform has been conceived as a secure place for allies to connect and share information. The platform provides allies with two types of rooms.

Incident rooms: Incident rooms provide a means for collaboratively producing documents and responses, chatting, coordinating actions among Vuka! allies.

Emergency rooms: Vuka! coalition has identified the the need for greater coordination, sharing of resources and contacts, and engagement with diplomats, UN staff, MFAs, and governments in situations of restrictions to civic space. Collectively, the Vuka! Allies are likely to have these contacts and relationships for most countries in the world. You can find a demo video of the emergency rooms below: