Global Innovation Competition announced at Open Government

Global Innovation Competition announced at Open Government

11-06-2013, 04:22 PM


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Title: Global Innovation Competition announced at Open Government
Author: سيف اليزل سعد عمر
Date: 11-06-2013, 04:22 PM

Global Innovation Competition announced at Open Government Partnership Summit

Making All Voices Count challenges you: design an innovative solution to close the feedback loop!

London. At the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit in London today, Making All Voices Count: A Grand Challenge for Development announced its first ever Global Innovation Competition . At the event, the Making All Voices team emphasized that the competition is seeking new, original and innovative ideas from anywhere in the world, from companies, organisations, government agencies and individuals. The Competition opens on November 12, 2013 and closes on December 6, 2013.
The Global Innovation Competition is looking for innovative solutions to increase government transparency and accountability. The best new ideas and proven concepts from around the world will receive a £65,000 grant and the two runner ups will each receive a £35,000 grant. In addition, 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 .
“We are so excited to be launching this Competition at the OGP Annual Summit,” said Daudi Were, Innovation Programme Coordinator of Making All Voices Count. “The Summit has gathered hundreds of the brightest minds and most exciting efforts at transparency and accountability the world has seen. We are on the cusp of discovering new ways to connect government and citizens. I can feel it.”
Inspired by the OGP, the Competition seeks submissions relating to one or more of four topics:
• Budget Transparency
• Access to Information
• Asset Disclosures Related to Elected or Senior Public Officials
• 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.