Sédrick Yann Kouassi N'gotta

Location: Côte d'Ivoire
Precinct Program: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Date(s): Summer 2016
Title & Organization: Digital Civic Activist, IT Manager, CSO, POECI

Sédrick is a digital activist with over four years’ experience working in democracy and governance fields, particularly in citizens’ participation, election monitoring, and advocacy work around transparency and anti-corruption. Sédrick serves as IT manager for The Civil Society Organization and the Platform for Elections Observation in Côte d’Ivoire (POECI). He is responsible both for managing digital communications and integrating ICTs into election observation activities. As a volunteer, Sédrick promotes better understanding of ICT use and web-based platforms to support citizens’ participation in Côte d’Ivoire through capacity development activities and program monitoring for local NGOs. Sédrick intends to use the knowledge acquired through the Mandela Washington Fellowship to develop his recently founded nonprofit organization, Open Africa Initiative, which aims at providing technical assistance to Francophone countries-based CSOs in order to improve their organizational capacities, outreach and, ability to mobilize citizens for change through an effective use of ICT and social media.


Blog Entries

Sedrick N’Gotta – MWF2016 Impact Story

Sedrick N’Gotta is using information and communications technology (ICT) to combat corruption and bad governance in Cote d’Ivoire.
“We are here to show you that our generation will no longer tolerate corruption and bad governance in Africa.”
Sedrick spent 6 weeks at the Presidential Precinct as a Mandela Washington Fellow. The […]