Making All Voices Count is calling for innovative projects and creative tech solutions that can be implemented in the Philippines under the themes below. The ideas should aim at addressing Making All Voices Count’s overarching goal; transparency, accountability and better governance. Any entity from the Philippines is welcome to apply: companies, government actors, non-profits, for-profits, education establishments, NGOs or individuals.
New projects that seek to incorporate both ‘offline’ efforts with use of ‘online’/ICT tools are strongly encouraged. The two themes for which you can submit your project idea are listed below. Ideas should seek to address two or more of the guiding points under each theme:
1. Within the theme ‘Strengthening community resiliency and response to disasters’ we seek projects that:
– Use of technology and innovation to strengthen disaster preparedness and response;
– Improve governance at local level for resilience and/or responses to natural disasters;
– Uses technology and innovation to support local communities with strengthening disaster resilience and response;
– Inclusive infrastructure and social program planning and development at community level;
– Make effective use of technology to ‘make all voices count’ through active engagement of women and marginalized groups or communities.
2. Within the theme ‘Improved planning and budgeting for disaster resiliency and response’ we seek projects that:
– Utilizes open-data to facilitate dialogue for change between actors;
– Better integration of planning and/or budgeting across 3 levels of government using technology and innovation;
– Follow the money on resilience/response efforts;
– Improve government coordination that mitigates against humanitarian crisis using technology and innovation;
– Make effective use of technology to ‘make all voices count’ through active engagement of women and marginalized groups or communities in disaster planning and budgeting.
Process and Awards
– Up to 10 finalists will be selected to attend Map the Philippines Unconference – 23-24 June 2015, where they will pitch their idea to a panel of judges;
– 1 – 3 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 have access to mentoring support, international networking and related tools and resources through Making All Voices Count’s South to South Lab.
– Applications open on 25 May and close on 17 June 2015 23:59 GMT;
– Finalists announced on 19 June 2015;
– Pitching session and announcement of winners on 24 June 2015