Making All Voices Count #Tech4Governance Ghana Competition 2015 (GBP£40,000 Prize)

Application Deadline: 17 May 2015 23:59 GMT

Making All Voices Count Grand Challenge invites non-profits, for-profits, education,establishments, NGOs, individuals, companies, and government actors from Ghana with innovative ideas that contribute to improved service delivery or electoral processes in Ghana.

On May 30th 2015, Making All Voices Count in partnership with Penplusbytes shall host a pitching competition #Tech4Governance – open to applicants from Ghana with new ideas that 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. Any entity from Ghana is welcome to apply: companies, government actors, non-profits, for-profits, education establishments, NGOs or individuals.

Themes

New Ideas that seek to incorporate both ‘offline’ efforts with use of ‘online’/ICT tools are strongly encouraged.

  1. Improved Service Delivery
  2. Electoral Processes

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can be non-profits, for-profits, education establishments, NGOs, individuals, companies, and government actors from Ghana.
  • Applicants must have innovative ideas that contribute to improved service delivery or electoral processes in Ghana.
  • Proposed ideas should seek to incorporate both online and offline tools to address two or more of the guiding points under the mentioned themes.
  • The ideas should aim at addressing Making All Voices Count’s overarching goal; transparency, accountability and better governance.

Process and Awards

– 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.

Timeline:

Application Deadline: 17 May 2015 23:59 GMT;
– Finalists announced on 22 May 2015;
– Pitching session and announcement of winners on 30 May 2015

Submit Your Idea Now for The #Tech4Governance Ghana Competition

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the #Tech4Governance Ghana Competition

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