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The #EDTech Competition: Calling for Innovative Ideas

News | November 10, 2014

ANSA-EAP (Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and Pacific) is hosting an E-Camp on ‘Social Accountability for Better Education Services’ on 3-5 December 2014 in Tagaytay City, Philippines.

The event aims to be a learning exchange on citizen-led initiatives in the education sector for constructive engagement with the government and to harness a network of related stakeholders in the Philippines and/or Indonesia.

Participants at HackJak in Jakarta, Indonesia

Participants at HackJak in Jakarta, Indonesia

On this occasion, Making All Voices Count together with ANSA-EAP have launched #EDTech – a competition open to applicants with innovative ideas to be implemented in the Philippines and/or Indonesia, either proven or to be developed around the following themes. Any entity from the South East Asian region 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. Tech for increased accountability in the educational sector. We seek projects that:

  • Use technology for better governance, transparency and accountability in the education sector;
  • Incentivise sustained government responsiveness in the education sector;
  • Make effective use of technology to ‘make all voices count’ in education through engaging marginalized groups or communities;
  • Promote the MDG education goals and/or support in setting the agenda for the post-2015 education goals.

2. Education for resilience and response to humanitarian crisis. We seek projects that:

  • Make innovative use of education/educating communities to build resilience and response to humanitarian crisis;
  • Use technology to incentivise the role of education in building resilience and response;
  • Use technology to increase the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the idea;
  • Incentivise sustained government responsiveness in the education sector.

Awards

– Up to 10 finalists will be sponsored with the conference fees to attend the E-Camp. This includes the conference kit, accommodation for 3 days and 2 nights, local transportation to and from the venue (please note this does not include airfare);

 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 also have access to mentoring support, international networking and related tools and resources through Making All Voices Count’s South to South Lab.

Key Dates

– Applications open on 7 November and close on 23 November 2014 23:59 GMT;
– Finalists announced on 25 November 2014
– Pitching session during E-Camp on 4 December 2014
– Winners selected during E-Camp on 5 December 2014

Ready to enter? Submit an Idea

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