New technologies enable a new level of citizen information and participation
The “Citizen Information” Products of Hawa Dawa enable municipalities to digitally provide information on air quality to citizens in a “moderated” way. Citizen information is becoming increasingly important: on the one hand, because today’s information media have created a new standard, which is expected as the usually available information, and on the other hand, because those affected would like to form their own opinion on pressing, important issues, which is based on up-to-date data.
Information management is therefore increasingly playing an essential role for municipalities. Facts must be made available through selected, reliable channels to provide a severe basis for public opinion- formation, especially in the times of conspiracy theory and “fake news”. Consistent information for citizens promotes acceptance of measures and can also be transformed into increased civic engagement. Read more