Last August, eSpace collaborated with Egypt's Constituent Assembly in enabling citizens to express their opinions and views about the articles of the constitution as they were being drafted; the collaboration gave birth to http://sharek.dostour.eg
The drafted articles were issued periodically by the Constituent Assembly and published on the website.
The following infographic represents Egyptians' activity on Sharek over a period of five months.
Presenting smart internet solutions that allow for citizens’ involvement with governments.
Following the success of our series of elections websites, eSpace proudly announces the launch of the first Arab hub for transparency enhancing solutions, Sawty.me. The region witnessed an unprecedented success with the launch of referendum.eg, followed by elections2011.eg and then elections.eg, serving the Egyptian referendum, the parliamentary and the presidential elections. This success persistently called for a series of government empowering websites that would enable collaboration with citizens.
Technology Empowered Presidential Elections in the Middle East for the First Time
It has never happened before in the Middle East, and is expected to be a bud for more collaborative governmental online solutions. Elections.eg put the basic blocks for an advanced elections system that would inspire citizens to take an active role and allow the government to reach out for them.
With such a huge population living inside the country and abroad, Elections.eg provided Egyptian everywhere with an easy to use tool to realize their dream of voting for their country’s president. Not only because it presented a bunch of features and services using non-costly open source software, but also because it enhanced the government’s credibility and transparency, the thing that encouraged citizens’ participation.
Watch as Marginize's Ziad Sultan explains the product and its partnership with eSpace on the program, i-Tech Entrepreneurs.
Even though the show is in Arabic, you can experience Marginize for yourself on the YouTube page.