This year on the International Day of Democracy, September 15, Making All Voices Count will be launching its second annual Global Innovation Competition (GIC).
Making All Voices Count is aiming to foster and support new ideas to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness.
This competition is looking to tackle a different governance and accountability problem each year and invites the public to identify and vote on entries.
“We’re looking for bold ideas to boost citizen engagement and government responsiveness. The GIC is open to applicants with ideas for: Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Indonesia, the Philippines, Liberia, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Mozambique, Uganda and Nigeria,” said Innovation Director Daudi Were.
This year’s themes include:
- Legislative Openness – Inclusive and Participatory Lawmaking
- Sub-national Governance
- Gender Equality
- Building Resilience and Response to Humanitarian Crisis
Successful participants will be walking away with up to £300,000 in grants to support their projects plus mentorship; also finalists will attend the Global Innovation Week in Jakarta, Indonesia; a programme of intensive mentoring and networking.
Applications for the GIC open on September 15, 2014 and close on October 15, 2014.
To get more information on this competition you can visit. http://www.