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#Tech4Governance Pitching Competition in Ghana

Event | May 30, 2015

Submissions

  • Applications open 21 April and close on 17 May 23:59 GMT
  • Finalists announced on 22 May 2015
  • Pitching session held on 30 May 2015

Eligibility

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

Themes

The themes for which you can submit your 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’ ideas that:
  • 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 marginalised groups or communities.
  1. Within the theme ‘Electoral Processes’ ideas that:
  • 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 organisations 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 marginalised groups or communities.

Process and Awards

  • Up to 10 finalists will be selected to participate at the #Tech4Governance Pitching Competition in Accra, Ghana where they will pitch their idea to a panel of judges.
  • 1 – 2 winners of the competition will receive 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:
    • the development of a proposal strong enough to warrant a grant and
    • 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.
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