#Tech4Governance Competition for Ghanaians

#Tech4Governance Competition for Ghanaians

Deadline: May 17, 2015.

#Tech4Governance is an idea-pitch competition hosted by Making All Voices Count  for Ghanaians where applicants  pitch their new ideas; these ideas should seek to incorporate both online and offline tools to address two or more of the guiding points under the themes listed below. The ideas should aim at addressing Making All Voices Count’s overarching goal; transparency, accountability and better governance.

Eligibility

Any entity from Ghana is welcome to apply: companies, government actors, non-profits, for-profits, education establishments, NGOs or individuals.

Themes

The two themes for which you can submit your project idea are listed below. Ideas should seek to address two or more of the guiding points under each theme:

1. Within the theme ‘Improved service delivery’  your projects should:

  •  Use technology to increase accountability and responsiveness of District, Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies;
  • Use technology to strengthen feedback mechanisms from duty bearers at the local and district level;
  • Strengthen and promote use and adoption of ICT tools in government ministries, departments and agencies;
  • Promote citizen engagement and government accountability through open data and information sharing;
  • Make effective use of technology to ‘make all voices count’ through active engagement of women and/or marginalized groups or communities.

2. Within the theme ‘Improved electoral processes’ your projects should:

  •  Use technology and innovation for voter registration, voter identification and voter verification processes;
  • Use technology for election monitoring at district and national level;
  • Use technology to allow citizens to vet the electoral process including gaps in voter registration;
  • Use technology to allow media organizations effectively monitor and cover electoral processes at national and district level;
  • Make effective use of technology to ‘make all voices count’ through active engagement of women and/or marginalized groups or communities.

Award/Benefits

  • Up to 10 finalists will be selected to participate at the pitching competition in Accra, Ghana, where they will pitch their idea to a panel of judges;
  • 1 – 2 winners of the competition will get incubation support for their ideas from Making All Voices Count, with mentoring. Incubation will include preparation for potential innovation grants of up to GBP 40,000 down the line, depending on:
    (i) the development of a proposal strong enough to warrant a grant and
    (ii) demonstration of their capacity to successfully implement;
  • Winners will have access to mentoring support, international networking and related tools and resources through Making All Voices Count’s South to South Lab.

 How to Enter

Visit the #Tech4Governance site here; scroll down to the bottom and click on “Submit an idea”.

For more information, visit Making All Voices Count.

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