Pamela Adaugo Nwakanma
People Powered is a global hub for participatory democracy. Its mission is to expand people’s power to make government decisions, by supporting organizations and governments that are building participatory democracy around the world. Together with our dozens of member organizations around the world, we aim to shift governing power toward historically marginalized communities, especially in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. The Research Coordinator for Decolonizing Democracy will convene and support international research networks on participatory democracy, with a focus on researchers in the Global South, as part of the organization’s work to decolonize democracy research. Democracy research has mostly focused on the dominant western model of electoral representative government, a model that is widely losing trust and failing to address people’s needs. The Research Coordinator will help to shift democracy research beyond the dominant western model and to shift attention and resources toward participatory democracy researchers in the Global South.