Welcome to the Global Innovation Competition (GIC) of Making All Voices Count.
Making All Voices Count holds its third annual Global Innovation Competition (GIC 2016). The GIC is open to applicants from around the world with inspiring ideas. If you have an idea/proven concept for a project that uses innovative technology to improve the relationship between government and citizens in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Indonesia, the Philippines, Liberia, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Mozambique, Uganda and Nigeria, we invite you to apply. Everyone is invited to participate; public votes and nominations will determine which entries progress in the competition.
This year we are tackling five themes that relate to the programme’s overarching goal; better governance, transparency and accountability, and decreased corruption. The themes are also promoted by Open Government Partnership (OGP) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are:
- Political Party Funding.
- Human Rights and Transitional Justice.
- Extractive Industries.
- Climate Change and Resilience.
- finalists will attend the Global Innovation Week in Accra, Ghana; a programme of intensive networking and mentorship.
- winners will receive grants from a pool of GBP 450,000 to support their projects, plus expert mentorship
Anyone wishing to submit an application is invited to visit: http://ideas.makingallvoicescount.org. The first round questions include:
- ○ What is your Idea/project title?
- ○ Is this a new untested idea or has it already been proven?
- ○ What problem does your idea/project want to address?
- ○ How will the proposed approach build on or add to the existing ways of dealing with the problem?
- ○ What innovative technology shall you use and why?
- ○ Which theme does your idea fit best?
- ○ Which sub-theme question will you be answering and how?
- ○ How does your idea/project engage local, regional or national governments as a means of increasing citizen engagement and/or government responsiveness?
- ○ How does your idea/concept engage with gender equality and/or the rights of disadvantaged groups?
Additional information will be entered in the second round by those that qualify.
The GIC 2016 will have the following three rounds:
- ○ First Round (Preliminary): Public Votes and Nominations
- ○ Second Round (Semi-final): Initial Idea Review
- ○ Third Round (Final): GIC week consisting of mentoring and networking