Nigeria’s Co Creative Hub [CCHub] aims to support innovators who are willing to leverage technology to drive conversations around government responsiveness, transparency, social accountability, citizen engagement and participation in governance.
The GovLab Idea Pitch is an open call for innovative thinkers with ideas that promote citizen participation in law and policy-making. It bridges the gap in the election process and drives student participation in University governance.
Your idea should answer the following:
How can the law and policy-making be simplified to encourage participation from citizens?
Is there a way we can use technology to bridge the gaps around the elections process?
How do we drive student’s participation in University governance to hold the authority accountable and encourage responsiveness?
The top 5 applications selected will be invited to Lagos for a 2-day Design and Product workshop. THE Top three Finalists will be selected on the 2nd day and will qualify for the Lagos-based CcHUB Pre-Incubation programme. After that, the top 3 winners will qualify for the CcHUB Pre-Incubation programme based in Lagos.
They will get access to $5000 seed funding, mentorship to support projects through rapid prototyping and piloting, physical resources such as office space, high-speed internet, meeting rooms, and other facilities. Furthermore, they can access up to $10,000 Amazon web service credit.
To apply for the GovLab Idea Pitch, applicants should submit either a new idea or the business plan for an existing business (that must not have been in operation for over 1 year). Applicants must have a team consisting of a minimum of 3 members and must be able to travel to Lagos.
Applications close on the 15th of April, 2019.
For further inquiries about the GovLab idea Pitch, send an email to [email protected]
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