Fact Sheet Forum 4

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Citizenship Education and Democracy in Times of Change
21-24 November 2012
Córdoba, Spain
Fact Sheet
Forum 4
Web 2.0: Digital participation and online tools
for citizenship education
Section
Indications of content
1
Title of project
MorsiMeter
2
Location
Cairo / Egypt
3
Main topics/ key words
Performance
assessment/
Open
Government monitoring/Transparency
4
Brief description of
topic or project
For the first time in the election history of Egypt, the Middle East and the
Arab Region, a digital initiative sets out to follow and evaluate democratic
change. MorsiMeter, an interactive website, attempts to monitor the
performance of the recently elected Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi,
by documenting what has actually been achieved in contrast to campaign
promises. MorsiMeter has itemized the list of Morsi’s ambitious election
commitments and plans to track his progress in achieving them. Content
categories include Sanitation, Security, Bread, Fuel, and Traffic. When
and if Morsi completes a self-assigned task, the site will mark the
commitment as fulfilled. A tracking form in the header shows what
percentage of Morsi’s commitments has been completed, alongside a
countdown of the first 100 days of his new government.
5
Objectives
This initiative aims to monitor the performance of Egyptian President
Mohamed Morsi in his first 100 days in power. The digital initiative defines
itself as a “data-tool” that helps citizens to evaluate the performance
based on facts/numbers rather than emotion and intuition.
5
Target Groups
Citizens, especially those who have access to internet.
6
Methods / Format
Website
7
Results / Evaluation /
Materials
The initiative that has attracted wide global attention, has more than
120,000 fans on Facebook and 30,000 followers on Twitter, in addition to
around 6,000 visits daily on the web page.
8
Sustainable impact of
topic or project (local,
regional)
The Electionnaire Tunisia was the result of intensive interaction between
the local partner and involved experts, as well as political parties. The
local partner played a central role in every phase of the project and
would therefore be able to implement the project in the next elections.
1
governance/citizen
education/
10
Contact information of
presenting persons
(first name, surname,
postal address, name
of organisation, e-mail
address, phone)
2
Amr Sobhy
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +201060688777
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