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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Out of the box thinkers interested in a pot of gold?

Those who constantly muse 'why don't they just..', 

Here's your chance.

This Global competition launched at the OGP summit in London by Making All Voices Count: A Grand Challenge for Development (a partnership between USAID, (UK) DFID, Sweden and Omidyar Network) seeks new, original and innovative ideas from companies, organisations, government agencies and individuals to increase government transparency and accountability focusing on one or more of these topics:
  • Fiscal Transparency
  • Access to Information
  • Disclosures Related to Elected or Senior Public Officials; and
  • Citizen Engagement
"Making All Voices Count supports innovative, out-of-the-box ideas and initiatives to boost citizen engagement and government responsiveness. Inspired by the principles of the OGP, this Grand Challenge for Development focuses global attention on creative solutions—including those that use mobile and web technology—to ensure that the voices of all citizens are heard and to increase both the incentive, and capacity, of governments to listen and respond."
The Competition opens on November 12, 2013 and closes on December 6, 2013.

The winner will receive a £65,000 grant and runner ups each £35,000. Seven smaller prizes of £5,000 will be awarded. The best applicants will compete through both a public online voting and a peer-review system. The top 10 semi-finalists will be flown to Nairobi for a Global Innovation and Award Week.

Shake off those cobwebs ....

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