McNulty Consulting has developed an exciting new theory of change that focuses on local content in local languages. It is aligned to the South African government’s National Development Plan, the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the United Nations’ developments goals, defined in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The theory of change advances the idea that the creation of a mobile digital platform of local knowledge in local languages has the potential to support certain of the South African, African Union and UN development goals. The objectives of such a platform are to empower everyday Africans by providing opportunities to:
- Create and access relevant information (about places, history, people, customs etc.) in their own languages, through iAfrika.
- Access mobile training modules in their own languages, through Diji.
This type of platform has the potential to bring about long-term societal impacts in Africa such as developing digital skills and improving digital, information and reading literacy, promoting local languages and knowledge, supporting social inclusion and cohesion, as well as contributing to the development of a knowledge society and economy in Africa.
Click on the images below for an overview of the Theory of Change.