The Accountabili-TEA podcast



Film as a tool for social impact

We spoke to three dynamic women who are all passionate about using video to tell compelling stories and advocate for social issues. Two of them are alumni of the Lab’s Film Fellowship for young aspiring filmmakers and another is a seasoned journalist who recently trained some of our fellows in Nigeria on the finer points of filmmaking.

Pushing back against civic space restrictions

The closing of civic space has affected many of our network labs, encouraging our teams to devise creative strategies to push back against these restrictions. Narayan Adhikari from AL Nepal and Upenyu Makoni-Muchemwa from AL Zimbabwe share some strategies that communities can use to resist attacks on democracy and human rights.

The power of micro reforms in the public service

We take a deep dive into the reforms of two of our incredible Integrity Icons from Pakistan and South Africa, Assistant Superintendent of Police Amna Baig and Social Worker Unathi Filita. They speak about how reform in the public service starts with small, consistent steps.

Building a sense of “anti-fragility” for social entrepreneurs

Accountapreneurs Pratik Kunwar from Nepal and Damaris Aswa from Kenya share advice for social entrepreneurs on how to perfect a sense of “anti-fragility” for difficult times. We also hear about some innovative methods being implemented around making Covid19 response and recovery projects more transparent.


Staying hopeful and positive

Is it possible for a single act from a single person to change the lives of hundreds of people? In our fourth episode, we chat with Maggie Doyne, the co-founder of BlinkNow Foundation shares her story of how they are empowering the lives of countless Nepalis in the Karnali region. She is an inspiration to us all. Maggie has been awarded many titles, along with being the CNN hero of the year 2015, but she will always be the hero of countless women and children in Karnali.

Your digital rights and responsibilities

Do we actually know all of our digital rights? What are the laws that govern our activities over the internet? Rastra Bimochan Timelsena, aka Random Nepali, – youtuber, lawyer, entrepreneur – clarifies all of our confusion concerning digital laws, individual rights, and the legal processes in a very fun episode.

Ins and outs of lockdowns

In our second episode, we discuss the lockdown dilemma with Dr. Anup Subedee M.D., infectious diseases doctor and a vocal individual about the gaps in Nepal’s public health system. Let’s hear from the doctor himself, whether or not it was the right thing for Nepal to issue different phases of lockdown, and the scientific reasons behind it. We also discuss the dilemma of vaccines in this episode.

Intersectionality and inclusion

In this first episode, we discuss intersectionality with Gauri Nepali, a Dalit activist and a freelance writer who shares her own experience while advocating for the issues of Dalit women in Nepal. Let’s hear from our incredible guest Gauri on everything from her personal journey, struggles, and her dream to liberate our fellow citizens from the helm of caste and social strata. Gauri Nepali is a proud feminist, a Dalit activist, and a freelance writer on gender and cast issues. She is also a board member of Dalit Reader, a knowledge-based production campaign where people can read and write about Dalit issues by joining different workshops. She is also affiliated with various organizations working for LGBTIQ people.


What is Citizenship?

Citizenship Accountability and Participation is a podcast series that explores governance, accountability and all of the ideas that come with it.

In this episode we discuss citizenship, rights and responsibilities. This episode is produced for CivActs a pioneering citizen feedback, dialogue and community voice platform to ensure accountability in the development process.