On December 4, 2014 during Making All Voices Count’s Pitching Event in partnership with ANSA-EAP, #EdTech, the urgency to develop new ways to strengthen response and resilience to humanitarian disaster in the Philippines was acutely felt.
As reported by ABC News, villagers fled their homes as it was predicted the Typhoon would hit the Eastern Samar province on Saturday.
The #EdTech Event, hosted in Tagaytay City, Philippines, saw seven innovators present their idea, each with a solution for how to improve accountability in education and strengthen response to humanitarian crisis.
Making All Voices Count supports new and existing innovations to empower citizens and secure more open governance. Pitching Events are one way of surfacing new innovations, with the intention of further developing innovators’ capacity and concept.
Our cross sector approach elevates mapping to the core infrastructure of government and society, using a cross sector approach to share information and ideas, identify risk and collaborate together to address risks in a transparent process.
Winners will now participate in a process of incubation in which they’ll receive mentoring from Making All Voices Count’s South to South Lab for up to six months. This is to prepare them for a potential grant.
To learn more about Pitching Events, watch the following video on the programme’s first of such events named #IncYOUBateIt held in Kenya last month: