Projects & Programmes
CAPE has a number of on-going projects and programmes that serve to build political literacy and capacity for civic participation. Feel free to reach out to us on Facebook or email for more information!
Started in September 2018, Parliament Tracker is an initiative by CAPE to track parliamentary proceedings, crunching data on MP attendance, bills and debates, and Parliamentary Questions fielded. This project aims to inform Singaporeans on parliamentary proceedings and promote access to our political processes.
Activism Archive is an archival project documenting case studies of activism and movements of social change in Singapore, celebrating the incredible contribution, diversity and breadth of Singaporean civil society. This project hopes to enhance our appreciation of Singaporean social activism, with a distinct emphasis on documenting and analysing their tactics and strategies: what strategies did they adopt, what worked, why it worked, and what we can learn from each other.
Much of Singaporean academia remains inaccessible to the public due to jargon or paywalls, thus impacting citizen participation in policy conversations and civic engagement. Big Ideas Explained is an infographic project by CAPE aimed at digesting and repackaging theories, knowledge, and research by our homegrown academics for the Singaporean public.
CAPE Reading Group was created with the aim to foster internal political education. Our goal is to bridge the knowledge barriers to entry so that CAPE members can become more informed and better-engaged citizens. It is a platform to meet, mingle, discuss ideas and think of solutions. It also provides a platform to connect and meet regularly with CAPE members.
Advocacy Resources is CAPE’s extensive repository of infographic resources, summaries, and break-downs of government policies and laws, as well as how-to guides on various forms and strategies of pushing for social change in Singapore.
CAPE has also been engaged in outreach to pre-university institutions in Singapore to enhance civic education through workshops. The outreach team also organises get-togethers and capacity building workshops with civil society organisations and tertiary students.
CAPE Table is an informal, ad hoc meal-time space for frank, open and collaborative discussions on current hot button socio-political affairs. CAPE Classrooms are facilitated workshops organised to explore substantive socio-political issues through collaborative discussions and democratised pedagogy, modelled on the Democracy Classrooms of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement. They are currently held at Tembusu College and Yale-NUS.