Civis is a non-profit platform that works to enable effective dialogue between governments and
citizens on draft laws and policies. It is a community-driven platform that engages with citizenry
by offering support to shape laws through public consultations, built and maintained by Civic
Innovation Foundation. Civis works on five key areas: urban development, environment, social
justice, information technology and health. It aggregates all the draft documents the government
seeks feedback on, along with summaries in simple English, and engages with citizen feedback.
It has created open source toolkits on civic engagement, which can be implemented in low
literacy areas, as well as an open source platform. The feedback received is then analysed and
shared with the government and assists government capacity to gather actionable insights and
run effective consultations.
What excites us about their work:
Create a participatory structure for citizens to engage with draft policies and laws that
affect them and bridging the gap that might keep citizens inactive and passive recipients