The Global Innovation Competition!

Mathias Antonsson | Ushahidi | November 15, 2013

So it begins! Today we launched the Global Innovation Competition!

£65,000 to the winner. £35,000 each to the two runner-ups and seven £5,000 prizes.

Hosted annually, this competition will tackle a different problem each year in the citizen to government feedback loop in order to improve government performance. It is unique through a crowdsourcing and peer review process and the fact that all finalists will receive expert mentoring by our Jury upon arrival in Nairobi for the Global Innovation Week starting on March 31, 2014.

This year the Global Innovation Competition (GIC) is awarded to applicants that have something particularly edgy, either a proven concept or an idea that is to be developed should they win.

Anyone, no matter where they are in the world, is welcome to apply. Not just organisations, even individuals can apply. However, the applicant must prove they will implement the idea / proven concept in a Making All Voices Count country. The Making All Voices Count countries are: Bangladesh, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.