Fernanda Lobato

Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Precinct Program: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Date(s): Summer 2015

Fernanda Lobato graduated in political science and international relations at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is a communication manager at the Centre for Collaborating in Health, a NGO that fights pediatric AIDS, funded by PEPFAR. She also volunteers as project manager for Eye of The Citizen, a project that aims to increase political participation in Mozambique for good governance and democracy. The Eye of the Citizen is a citizen bloggers platform and uses social media, blogs, and a website to encourage the concept of citizen-journalism and journalists, where every citizen can report problems through the use of technological tools. The Eye of the Citizen implemented a project of monitoring elections, and the technology platform allowed citizens to participate in the elections using their mobile phones (WhatsApp, social media etc.). This project gave a voice to all Mozambican citizen, in the aim for transparency and fair elections.

Blog Entries

Fernanda Lobato | Promoting the Role of the Citizen in Mozambique

In the port city of Maputo, the federal capital of Mozambique, Fernanda Lobato is committed to building citizen participation in government. With the help of local university students, she created The Eye of the Citizen, an online platform for journalism, in 2012 to promote the role of the citizen […]

Fernanda Lobato – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog

Fernanda Lobato is a YALI 2015 Fellow from Mozambique. Through her website, Olho Do Cidadão (The Eye of the Citizen), Fernanda works to present all Mozambicans with opportunities to be engaged citizens.

September 15th, 2015|Blog, Fernanda Lobato|0 Comments