AKOMA NTOSA (Architecture for Knowledge-Oriented Management of African Normative Texts using Open Standards and Ontologies)
AKOMA NTOSO defines a “machine readable” set of simple technology-neutral representations (XML) of parliamentary, legislative and judiciary documents. Its XML schema make “accessible” structure and semantic components of digital documents supporting the creation of high value information services to deliver the power of ICTs to support efficiency and accountability in the parliamentary, legislative and judiciary contexts. It is an initiative of “Africa i-Parliament Action Plan” (www.parliaments.info) a programme of UN/DESA.
Bungeni 2.0 is a Parliamentary and Legislative Information System that aims at making Parliaments more open and accessible to citizens … virtually allowing them ” inside Parliament” or “Bungeni” the Kiswahili word for “inside Parliament”. Bungeni is a collaborative software development initiative based on open standards, AKOMA NTOSO (www.akomantoso.org) and open source applications that provides a leading solution for drafting, managing, consolidating and publishing legislative and other parliamentary documents. It is an initiative of “Africa i-Parliament Action Plan” (www.parliaments.info) a programme of UN/DESA