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Isara: Open Sign Language Dictionary and Learning Application

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2012

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Isara is an open sign language dictionary and learning application. It provides interactive, real-time, and attractive sign language learning through usage of Kinect as motion sensor. With Kinect, user can practice the gesture based on video by doing until the gesture is perfectly done.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if every deaf people in the world can achieve their rights, communicate and receive education in their mother tongue, sing language?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

According to the World Health Organization, there is about 364 million deaf people in the world nowadays. If one deaf person, at least has two close relatives, their father and mother, 1 Billion people need to learn sign language.

Sign language is one of the hardest languages in the world. It consists of gesture, body language, and facial expression. Besides, sign language doesn’t have a global standard, so it varies in every country

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Based on problem background above, our idea is to create an open sign language dictionary and learning application called Isara. It provides interactive, real-time, and attractive sign language learning through usage of Kinect as motion sensor. With Kinect, user can practice the gesture based on example video until the gesture is perfectly done.

As an open dictionary, Isara accommodate any sign languages without diminishing its richness and diversity. and as a learning application, Isara also provides intuitive sign language learning for children through thematic sign learning feature. This feature let user learns through themes, images, and other visual aids. Besides, Isara also provides user-specific practice to test user's skill.

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Isara is the first ever Indonesian Sign Language in Indonesia, not to be confused with Indonesian Sign System. So it's existence of Isara itself made impact to the acknowledgment of sign language for deaf community in society.
By introducing Isara/Indonesian Sign Language to schools and public, people including teachers and parents with deaf kid start to accept Sign Language and event learn Sign Language to communicate with deaf kids.

When society know about sign language more or even learn it, The stigma about Sign Language, that it is a "language for disable", will disappear over time. With it deaf community will gain their confident in society to learn and use their own language.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Currently Isara has been used intensely in 4 Deaf Organizations and more than 20 Deaf Schools in 5 Cities (Jakarta, Bandung, Jogja, Magelang and Solo) impacting for more than 500 deaf people in Indonesia.

Now we are on the post production of 3 Indonesian Sign Language from outside Java. By next year we are planning to distribute outside Java Island, start with Bali, Makasar, and Pekanbaru. Our Target is we will coverage whole Indonesia in 2018

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Our goal is making Isara become The Biggest e-Community for Deaf in The World that does not just contain the Richest Sign Dictionary, but also Contents in Sign Language from all over the world. With that, world will become a much more Deaf-friendly place that serves Deaf People’s Basic Human Rights, Sign Language. Society will become a more inclusive society with smaller and smaller gap will be achieve between Deaf People and Hearing People especially in Education. One of our most important indicators is there will be more and more Deaf People pursue their higher education all around the world

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The vision of Isara project is to provide easy access to sign languages, by creating big and solid e-community for Deaf People that will not only get the benefits of Isara but also support the development of Isara.

We are planning to make some cash through direct selling (DVD and Mobile Application), and Subscription from Educational Institution. We also have a plan to host our videos in Youtube as Youtube Partner to generate revenues from ads

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Businesses, Other.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

We were a student from the same collage and in the same club called Programming Club. In Programming Club we were exposed with building technology that could have positive impact to the society. We just stumbled upon each other that turned out to have the same passion about Digital Inclusion. We are really love technology and want to spread them to unfortunate people.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

We have a talented award winning team with more than 15 international and national awards since 2011. Our team is very inclusive, it consists of 3 Sign Language Expertises (Deaf and Hearing) as Business and System Analyst, 5 Programmers, 5 Multimedia Designers (Deaf and Hearing), and supported by The Biggest Deaf Organization in Indonesia (Gerkatin).

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1. Winner of Asia Pacific ICT Award 2011 of e-Inclusion/e-Community Category

2. Winner of Mandiri Young Technopreneur 2011 of Information and Communication Technology Category

3. Intel University of California, Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge 2012 Programme Finalist

4. Winner of United Nation's ITU Telecom World 2012 Young Innovators Competition

5. Winner of Digital Empowerment For All in ITU Regional Development Forum 2013

6. Winner of GIST Startup Bootcamp 2014

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Tell us about your partnerships:

1. Gerkatin Indonesia (as know as Indonesian Association for Welfare of the Deaf ) gerkatin.com is the biggest Deaf Foundation in Indonesia. They are basically the core of Isara where they help us building more than 8000 videos of Isara, connecting to community and schools.

2. Bank Mandiri (Corporation). Help us in funding through their Corporate Social Responsibility program

Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

Schools and Parents of Deaf Children that are lack of informations and ignorant that they usually force their kids to speak and lips-reading and forbid deaf children to communicate with sign language

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Empowering Women Everywhere

"Discrimination of Women from Womb to Tomb is well known".
Empowering Women Everywhere, helps women to make necessary transitions over their life courses.
Protection of women and girls from exploitation
Protecting Rights to Education,Development, Protection, Participation, Safe Childhood.

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Cyber Activist Network

Cyber Activist Network (CAN), is a social platform to discuss and share the knowledge related to current Cyber Security issues and its impact on a common man. It is a platform for cyber victims to connect to experts and get the needed support to expedite the resolution process. We represent the be

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Ortech- Human Resources

Ortech works with hundreds of post elite-unit army individuals with qualities that surpass any regular employees abilities due to their prestigious positions army.
In addition to being part of the elite society in the army, our employee base is educated with various of bachelors and masters degrees

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Naor

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Year founded

2013

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For‐profit

Organization Country

Israel, T, Kibutz Carmya

Country where this project is creating social impact

Israel, T, Israel

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Ortech works with hundreds of post elite-unit army individuals with qualities that surpass any regular employees abilities due to their prestigious positions army.
In addition to being part of the elite society in the army, our employee base is educated with various of bachelors and masters degrees

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What If we eliminate the long and tedious job search and instantly direct you to the right people?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

We want to save you the headache and tedious job search.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

We focus on connecting your company with diligent, hard working and quality individuals to improve your workforce.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

As of right now this project is expanding and working great in Israel.
We serve A lot of companies and match them the perfect employees.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

The impact is expressed by providing and matching the companies worldwide the finest employees to fit the criteria of their demand.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

The way we see it the company's strategie is to expand and work world wide. in 5-10 years we will be well known.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

This project does not require a big budget' only for advertising.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

As of right now I am not familiar with any one who has a project like mine.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

As Ron has completed a five year service in Special Forces (SF) he recognizes the benefits of working with a post army individual as they are harnessed with the perfect tools to out-stand all competition in the
job market.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

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Inclusive Business.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

I have identified my customers to be any work place who is looking for hiring the perfect employees.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

It will help me by expanding my company and to add a lot more of advertising world wide.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

My company, Ortech- Human Resources is my first project and its already working and has a big success.

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

yes

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Face-to-face Tribal Reconciliation in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

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Abidjan
Ivory Coast
5° 18' 29.0664" N, 4° 1' 17.742" W

In all Africa -- and in our 35 years of successfully helping adversaries engage -- we have not experienced a more effective, well-motivated, visionary peacebuilder and beacon of tolerance and non-violence than Offuh James Offuh in Cote d'Ivoire.

Police/Fire/Ambulance button for mobile phones

Create a button on mobile phones where everyone will be able to alert one of the following services : Police/Ambulance/Fire Department as emergency call and be able to be traced.Better if we could alert the following departments by a voice command.

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Smart Tracking Driving License

STDL will involve a smart driving license which with the help of a hardware installed which will help the motor vehicle to identify the driver information and simultaneously, will be able to connect with the central server room (which will monitor the vehicles and the driver’s movement in the area )

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Smart Tracking Driving License

STDL will involve a smart driving license which with the help of a hardware installed which will help the motor vehicle to identify the driver information and simultaneously, will be able to connect with the central server room (which will monitor the vehicles and the driver’s movement in the area )

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India, PB, Patiala

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India

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STDL will involve a smart driving license which with the help of a hardware installed which will help the motor vehicle to identify the driver information and simultaneously, will be able to connect with the central server room (which will monitor the vehicles and the driver’s movement in the area )

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if there was a CARD to save the lives of loved ones from road mishap?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

In 2012, in every 8 minutes, 3 deaths were caused by the road accidents, And in every 2 minutes, there are about 3 road accident being registered in this country. So, isn’t there something wrong at the grass root level? Major reasons for the road accidents have been observed as INEXPERIENCE, SPEEDING, RECKLESSNESS etc. So, what can be the ways to check the preceding reasons ?

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

The idea is to develop a Smart driving license, which would enable us to check the malpractices on road which ultimately cause road accidents and similarly it would help us to keep an eye on the unwanted social elements and crimes involving any use of vehicle. Smart tracking driver license will involve a driving license which with the help of a hardware installed which will help the motor vehicle to identify the driver information and simultaneously, will be able to connect with the central server room (which will monitor the vehicles and the driver’s movement at district level). To drive a particular vehicle, driver will require to access the car through STDL Card using STDL Hardware installed for authentication of the license.

What awards or honors has the project received?

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Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

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How does your idea encourage citizens to participate in making roads safer?

Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

Additional Information

Is your project targeted at solving any of the following challenges?

Technology: Projects that leverage technology to promote road safety, Governance: Projects that address public policy, legal, and/or regulatory issues in the area of road safety.

Would you like your project to be considered for the Bangalore People’s Choice Prize?

Yes

If yes, how is your project applicable to the Bangalore context?

System to avoid underage driving

The project restricts the ignition of a 4-wheel automobile based on the chip in the driving licence.The project uses a chip reader and a stack memory to store the details of max 20 people's driving licence data, thus restricting any unauthorized access(under-age drivers or thieves).

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Safe and Healthy Canadians

I want to walk around my neighbourhood ... and feel safe. Don't you?

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Not registered

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Canada, Surrey

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Canada

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

I want to walk around my neighbourhood ... and feel safe. Don't you?

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if we could all participate and contribute to our friends and families' safety and health?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Talking a walk outside the house and around the neighbourhood has been proposed to be a healthy activity. However, why do we not see it happening more often? We can chalk it up to laziness, obesity, technological distractions, and lack of time. Although, these factor may contribute to Canadians not performing physical activities outside, the issue of safety (or lack of safety for children and adults) is more pressing.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Re-think the Block Watch Program. Encourage building more neighbourhoods where people interact daily, rather than erect buildings that continue to isolate community members.

What awards or honors has the project received?

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Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Individuals, Foundations, NGOs, Businesses, Regional government, National government, Customers.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

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Wearning!

We want to help civil protection, security, crowd control and search and rescue organizations with a unique proposition, to equip first responders with wearable devices to collect geo located multimedia information and to create an interactive communication channel to provide the experts the required information to create efficient actions plans, critical to save lives.

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Type of organization (e.g. NGO, association, not-for-profit, foundation, social enterprise)

Social Enterprise

Total Number of Full-Time Employees

50-75

Lead Contact First Name

Kenneth

Lead Contact Last Name

Ramberg

Title

Mr.

Country

Norway

Twitter URL

Facebook URL

LEAD CORPORATE PARTNER

Organization Name

Wearning

Total Number of Full-Time Employees

2

Lead Contact First Name

Denis

Lead Contact Last Name

Salamanca

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Mr.

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Spain

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Wearning!

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Wearables for a best and safest world.

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Project Starting Year

2014

Primary European Country where this Project is creating social impact

Spain, BA, Barcelona

Additional European countries where this Project is creating social impact

Norway

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New products & services: Entries in this category develop and offer essentials product and services that address needs currently unmet.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Currently participating on Barcelona NEXT Program powered by Google

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We want to help civil protection, security, crowd control and search and rescue organizations with a unique proposition, to equip first responders with wearable devices to collect geo located multimedia information and to create an interactive communication channel to provide the experts the required information to create efficient actions plans, critical to save lives.

Problem: What problem is this project trying to solve?

Emergencies are difficult to assess, therefore information provided by first responders is key. By communicating with them we would be able react to unexpected turns of events. The time to come up with a contingency management plan is critical to save lives.

Current means are based only on spoken descriptions of the events or other experimental solutions that have physically limited the development of first responder's duties.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

To equip first responders with wearable devices such as Google Glass, smart watches, bracelets, among others. To collect geo located multimedia information, not only audio but text, pictures and videos. Also to create to create an interactive communication channel with responders, gathering as fast as possible the best quality data as possible. This would allow the experts to have the required information to make most efficient action plans.

Co-Creation Model: Tell us about your main strategic partners and how the partnership truly create value. For each Partner please include its type (business/social/public), its name, a short description, its key motivation to participate in the co-creation project, and the key contributions it is making in the co-creation project. Please follow the format displayed below:

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-Key partners to provide mentorship about customer development and product validation.
-Unique opportunity to have access to investors to develop the project.
-International opportunity to promote the project and global awareness about urgency response.

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Chile Eathquake study case
First responders are key in catastrophes, for example earthquakes. Not only local civil protection organizations but international organisms are waiting for information from different areas to determine which is the specific help that they need to send.

In the recent Chile's earthquake for example different communities have been suffering because they have not received help fast enough. In part, this have been due to that action plans have been stablished too slow because of the lack of information.

With our product, first responders could be sending geo located data with wearables without stop doing their duties, and organizations could be processing this information to prepare quick action/response plans.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact. Please specify using qualitative and quantitative data (e.g. # of indirect and direct beneficiaries); help us understand how this solution truly makes a difference.

The biggest impact would be save lives. In situations of emergencies, accidents and disasters.

Our purpose is that actions plans could be developed 100% faster. Reduce by 200% the efficient of the resources sent to the areas where the incidents occurs.

Our main and only goal is to improve current means and systems. If one and only one life is saved because of our solution, that would be enough for us.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)

Currently, we are in active conversations with disaster response organizations and companies with existing solutions, to validate our product. Trying to determine the best technology to use to create the minimum viable product.

Once we have that done, we will move forward to roll the solution with urban strategic partners to test the solution in Barcelona city. After having a tested solution we will be ready to deploy it in a bigger scale globally on private and public civic protection organizations.

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Foundations, Businesses, Regional government, National government, Customers.

Sustainability Plan: Has your project already reached financial sustainability? If not, what is this solutio’s plan to ensure financial sustainability? Do the main partners have enough stake to sustain the solution? If this project requires limited budget, how will other resources be secured to maintain or grow this work?

We are actively working of two paths:

1) Startup accelerators that would allow us to have access to private investors.
2) Active conversations with strategic partners of the sector. That could not only fund some of our research but also help us validate our conceptual solution.

Both initiatives have one objective in common, to collect funds to develop the required technological research on wearable technologies that could be efficient for the product. And the knowledge from organizations to develop a robust and flexible product.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

At this moments most communications are based on spoken descriptions of the events. If disaster response organizations want to have access to multimedia (non geo located) data. They are mostly working with the press of browsing social networks.

The bad thing of the previous described solution is the time and the quality of the information. By the time the organizations have had access to this assets it could be to late for many victims. They cannot have a direct communication channel with people who is on site, asking to take more content that could be beneficial for the planning of the contingency plan.

Our product will allow to capture as much data as possible, without interfering with responders activities on the field and at the same time, will open this priceless channel of communications between the planning and the emergency site.

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Founding Story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the Partners to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Kenneth and I have been focused on this project for the last months. We meet on our Project Management Master' classes last year. Immediately after we meet we shared our passion for wearable devices as an irruptive technology. But the most important thing we shared is that we want to focus on a project that can help to have a better world, not another social network or game company. We wanted to help to solved problems that represent relief for the people.

Kenneth have been collaborating with companies focus on search and rescue, and emergency services (hospitals) for the last 5 years. And I have been managing technological implementation projects since 2009. But the sparkle begun we I got accepted on Google Glass Explorer program and was able to get one of the 8,000 units of Glass that are available for the public. Ever since, we knew had the perfect team for this project.

Team: What type of team will ensure that you achieve your projected impact? Specifically, how do the corporations’ and the social-mission organisations’ top management each play a role in the success of this project?

Since the first moment, both Kenneth and I, knew we could not make this alone. Ever since we have been participating on every possible activity, conference and program to add key people to our cause. So far we have been very successful on this, we have received the support on Barcelona Startup Weekend and NEXT, both programs powered by Google. Receiving a lot of mentorship on the model definition and the sector itself.

And right now, we are negotiating a collaboration with a company that have been working with the United Nations for decades on search and rescue solutions. This alliance will give us the needed both knowledge and networking to create a product that could accomplish our objective. Solve a people's problem and save lives.

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Barriers: What main barriers may you have encountered to co-create during the creation and implementation of the project and how did you try to overcome them?

At this point, a part for technological aspect related to this new technologies, we have find a great support and collaboration for our project. Receiving very important feedback from our mentors, from first responders and organizations with have spoken with.

On upcoming steps of the projects we will have to focus on some barriers such as information security and communications. But we are committed to find the best parters and specially to create the best team to overcome any obstacle.

Governance: What is the type of the relationship between the partners? (e.g. joint venture, contractual relationship, joint project...)

As we are on a conceptual phase of the process, we are right now on a joint project schema. We do have active negotiations on this aspects to potentially create a joint venture. But our main focus at this point is to create and validate an strong and reliable concept of the solution.

Interaction model: How is the project a transformative partnership? How is the interaction transforming the partnering organizations and their employees/ leadership in terms of creating a new vision, new management practices, new skills and new organizational structures? Please provide for concrete examples

As mentioned before, giving the phase our project is right know, we have a joint project. We have formed a team both experts on the sector and technology to define a scope and a business model for the product.

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Fonds pour l'amélioration des parcs de l'Estrie

Jouer dehors, le rôle premier de l'enfant!

En aménageant des parcs plus accessibles, plus attrayants et plus sécuritaires, on permet aux enfants et aux familles d'être plus actifs et de jouer librement à l'extérieur. Quelle belle façon de favoriser un mode de vie physiquement actif!

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Christine

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Baron

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Conseil Sport Loisir de l'Estrie

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More than 5 years

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Fonds pour l'amélioration des parcs de l'Estrie

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Bien bouger en Estrie!

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Growth (your pilot is up and running, and starting to expand)

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Not registered

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Canada, QC, Sherbrooke

Country where this project is creating social impact

Canada, QC, Estrie

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Jouer dehors, le rôle premier de l'enfant!

En aménageant des parcs plus accessibles, plus attrayants et plus sécuritaires, on permet aux enfants et aux familles d'être plus actifs et de jouer librement à l'extérieur. Quelle belle façon de favoriser un mode de vie physiquement actif!

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

Et si l'ensemble des municipalités rurales de l'Estrie (81) avaient enfin une opportunité financière pour aider à rénover les quelques 180 parcs du territoire dans le but de les rendre plus accessibles, plus attrayants et plus sécuritaires!

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

À la suite de plusieurs visites dans les parcs estriens en milieu rural, nous constatons que, malgré les efforts, les équipements récréatifs et sportifs montrent des signes d'usure et de désuétude, qu'ils sont peu attrayants et qu'ils présentent des lacunes au plan de la sécurité et de l'accessibilité.

Dans plusieurs milieux ruraux, l'investissement dans l'aménagement d'infrastructures récréatives et sportives date d'il y a plus de 30 ans.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

En 2010, le CSLE a entrepris un blitz d'information auprès de toutes les municipalités rurales de l'Estrie (81) afin de les informer de l'état de situation dans leurs parcs respectifs et de les sensibiliser à l'impact de ceux-ci dans l'adoption du mode de vie physiquement actif de leurs citoyens.

Au cours de nos quelques 79 rencontres, une problématique a été soulevée par les gestionnaires d'équipements : FINANCEMENT.

La totalité des municipalités sont prêtes à investir pour améliorer la situation, mais ne peuvent y arriver seules! La création d'un fonds régional pour soutenir une campagne majeure de rénovation et la mise aux normes des infrastructures récréatives et sportives de l'Estrie a été proposée comme solution.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Prix reconnaissance et mérite à l'excellence - Catégorie Innovation et développement de l'AQLM (2005)_Dossier équipements CSLE

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Quelques programmes publics sont actuellement disponibles, toutefois, lorsqu'on regarde les projets financés versus les projets déposés non retenus, on constate qu'ils s'adressent aux projets de grande envergure (ex.: construction d'une aréna). Les programmes sont complexes et les délais souvent trop courts pour permettre aux petites municipalités qui n'ont pas de ressource permanente en loisir de présenter leur projet.

Or dans plusieurs municipalités, les besoins sont tout autres (rénov. aire de jeu; remplace. bandes patinoire) . Au lieu de financer un projet à 3M$ (incluant les contributions municipales et de partenaires) ce fonds pourrait permettre de soutenir 50 projets à 60000$, ce qui est plus réaliste pour les communautés.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Depuis 2010, nous avons : visité tous les parcs municipaux et scolaires de l'Estrie; préparé les diagnostics de 180 parcs estriens en milieu rural; rencontré les décideurs de 72 municipalités et les maires de 6 MRC.

Nous estimons que la mise à niveau (rénovations d'équipements sportifs, mise aux normes des aires de jeu, installation de mobilier urbain, plantation d'arbre, etc.) des parcs en Estrie pourraient facilement atteindre 7M$.

Grâce aux actions de sensibilisation et d'information, nous disposons des résolutions de plus de 60 municipalités prête à s'investir dans ce projet.

Jeu d'Échange représente une enveloppe substantielle pouvant servir de levier financier pour la création du fonds. En conséquence, une intervention majeure et concertée sera mise en place pour faire des parcs estriens des lieux accessibles, attrayants et sécuritaires pour jouer et bouger!

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Le projet national ESPACE coordonné par l'Association québécoise du loisir public est actuellement en déploiement à la grandeur de la Province et vise également à rendre les parcs plus accessibles, plus attrayants et plus sécuritaires. Travaillant de concert avec ce projet, nous estimons que le momentum est parfait pour enrichir les actions déjà entamées en Estrie, et aller de l'avant avec ce projet de Fonds régional qui pourra inspirer les autres régions.

Au plan local et régional, l'information, la sensibilisation et la formation auront comme répercussions l'aménagement durable des parcs.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Plus de 60 municipalités, la CRÉ Estrie, diverses organisations et des entreprises sont intéressées à participer si le fonds est créé. La création du fonds est ponctuelle, mais les retombées (infrastructures et l'impact sur la population) seront durables puisque parallèlement nous travaillons à sensibiliser, à informer et à accompagner les gestionnaires sur l'aménagement, l'entretien et l'animation des parcs, et ce même après la fin du projet.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Foundations, Regional government, Customers.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

En région, nous sommes le seul organisme à traiter de cet enjeu. Notre intervention est basée sur les besoins énoncés par les acteurs du milieu. Nous sommes reconnus par les autres organisations régionales (Conférence des Élus de l'Estrie (CRÉ-Estrie), Direction de la Santé publique de l'Estrie, bureau régional du MÉLS, du MAMROT, etc.).

Au plan national, le projet ESPACE a débuté l'an dernier et nous participons aux travaux du comité aviseur pour partager l'expérience acquise et aider à soutenir les retombées du projet dans notre région (formations, outils, tendances, etc.).

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Depuis 2003, le CSLE intervient de façon significative auprès des propriétaires d'équipements récréatifs et sportifs pour rendre ces derniers attrayants, accessibles et sécuritaires. Au fil des visites, nous avons constaté que les améliorations étaient lentes à opérer et que les travaux effectués était souvent concentrés sur un seul équipement alors que les besoins étaient généralisés à plusieurs infrastructures d'un même parc. Lors de nos rencontres avec les gestionnaires, notre lecture de la situation a été validée : les besoins sont grands, les ressources $ sont limitées et l'accessibilité aux fonds publics est ardu pour les petits milieux.
Pour connaître l'historique complet, visitez le : http://www.csle.qc.ca/fr/coup-d-il-equipement/.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

L'Équipe du CSLE sur ce dossier est composé : 1 coordonnatrice (à temps plein), 2 conseillers (à temps partiel sur ce dossier)

Outre ces ressources, le CSLE peut compter sur le soutien de ressources professionnelles à l'externe : Institut québécois de la Sécurité dans les aires de jeu, architecte paysagiste, AQLP, etc.

Avec Jeu d'échange, une ressources serait sûrement ajoutée à l'équipe afin de mettre sur pied et coordonner le fonds.

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Plus de 60 municipalités de l'Estrie
Conférence régionale des élus de l'Estrie
Québec en Forme Estrie
Bureau régional du Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport
Bureau régional du Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire
Direction de la Santé publique de l'Estrie - Service promotion-prévention

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A Good Place for homeless LGBT youth

A Good Place is an online network that connects LGBT homeless youth, service providers, and allies to provide love and support as well as feedback on services.Together, LGBT youth and service providers create a remarkable feedback loop ignited by conversation and led by action.

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First Name

Agnes

Last Name

Pyrchla

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About Your Organization

Organization Name

A Good Place

Organization Website

Organization Country

United States, NY, NYC

Country where this project is creating social impact

United States, New York City

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

Current annual budget, in US dollars (if your solution is an idea please estimate what your budget will need to be in order to carry out your solution)

$1,000‐$10,000

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A Good Place for homeless LGBT youth

Year founded

2013

Stage: Select the description below that best applies to your solution.

Idea (you're poised to launch)

Elevator Pitch

A Good Place is an online network that connects LGBT homeless youth, service providers, and allies to provide love and support as well as feedback on services.Together, LGBT youth and service providers create a remarkable feedback loop ignited by conversation and led by action.

Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if LGBT youth had a safe place to turn and service providers heard directly from LGBT youth about LGBT needs?

Problem: What problem is this project trying to solve?

At the highest level, our solution addresses the insufficient support available for LGBT homeless youth. The first sub-problem is the lack of avenues for them to seek out advice and information, and the second is the dearth of a consolidated data source on homeless shelters’ provisions for this particular population, including both general information and crowd-sourced reviews.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

A Good Place is a website tailored specifically to the homeless LGBT youth, affiliated service providers, and the rest of the pro-LGBT community, that:
• Provides a safe, friendly online environment for youth to seek advice, amenities, shelter reviews, and support.
• Aggregates quantitative information on shelters and homeless youth for governments and agencies to better allocate resources.
The website features forums for LGBT youth to seek advice, crowd-sourced reviews of shelters and other resources available to LGBT homeless youth as well as a section for anyone to offer resources such as a bed or shower.

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Example: Walk us through a specific example of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Imagine Kayla just ran away from home in Florida because her parents didn’t support her when she came out as gay. She has nowhere to go so she chooses New York, since she's heard its an accepting city. At this moment, Kayla is lost and alone. Enter: A Good Place. Even before Kayla becomes homeless, she can ask peers difficult questions, find out more about homelessness in New York, and even make a few contacts. From there, Kayla can reevaluate her decision. If Kayla does go to New York, she can create a profile to learn about good shelters or even find a bed on A Good Place for her first few nights. Kayla can make friends and log advice based on her experiences. Kayla's voice is heard and she is encouraged to use existing social services.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date?

Although the website has not yet been built, the LGBT homeless youth we interviewed is excited about the future impact. There are 2,000 homeless LGBT youth in NYC; we have the potential to provide all of these youth with access to advice, reviews of service providers, and housing/showering/mentorship opportunities from other New Yorkers who want to help. A Good Place can give a voice to those who don’t have one and foster a sense of community to those who need it most. In addition to the direct impact on LGBT youth, the network will also have an impact on how the government allocates resources to address this issue. Currently, the government does not provide tailored services to support LGBT homeless youth specifically. Empowering youth to talk about their experiences and share information about their needs to those trying to help will be remarkable.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)

The spread of our website transcends geographic boundaries. Launch campaigns facilitated by service providers (i.e. outreach workers, shelters, youth) will introduce the solution to a specific homeless population (LGBT homeless youth in NYC). Like with most websites, popularity will incentivize users to create hype to other homeless youth, primarily through word of mouth. This downstream spread effect will impact other LGBT friendly communities eager to participate in the initiative. We plan to target particular US cities with large LGBT homeless youth first and then grow nationwide.

Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

• Legality and safety concerns from end-users on services offered through our solution (i.e. Couchsurfing, meetups, etc.) are addressed by implementing profile and feedback/rating capabilities for users to rate each other, activities and service providers. Identity and age verification services will further overcome this barrier
• It takes time to reach and connect with homeless youth. In order to combat this, we will partner with other organization's street teams who already have established relationships with our desired user. We will encourage our existing partners to spread the word.

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Founding Story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the founder to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

As the days of 2013 passed, the founders of A Good Place started noticing more and more homeless people on the streets of NYC. More importantly, these homeless people looked a lot like us, which got us thinking. Then we volunteered with Green Chimneys, a program that aims to teach LGBTQ homeless youth life and vocation skills. After speaking with the youth about their experiences, we learned about the great struggles shared among all the youth in finding support groups like Green Chimneys, which are only able to care for a small groups at a time. Many voiced the need for a platform that made social support groups and resource opportunities for personal and professional stability available. This inspired A Good Place.

Partnerships: Tell us about your partnerships.

A Good Place has partnered with Green Chimneys, a NYC based program that assists LGBT homeless youth with transitional living and career training. A Good Place's founders volunteered with Green Chimneys and loved the organization. In turn, Green Chimneys' coordinators believe in A Good Place's mission and have connected us to LGBT youth. The youth we spoke mentioned they love spending time online and are always seeking support and community.

Closing the Loop

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How does your project primarily ensure that feedback delivers results?

Help funders, governments, and other organizations to listen to and act on feedback.

Please elaborate on your answer to the above question.

A Good Place helps funders, governments, other organizations, and its constituents listen to and act on feedback collected from their target audience. A Good Place provides LGBT homeless youth a forum to post reviews on their needs, shelters or services and aggregates this information for governments and agencies tohave a better understanding of the needs of this population and how to better allocate its resources to support them. Our project empowers the government to better serve these youth, directly due to the feedback loop created.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the same problem? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Websites such as the homeless guy , invisible people and The Homeless Youth Network are a few examples of solutions that give the homess a voice and offer resources. Our solution is different in that it includes:
1) Personalized profile: allows user to obtain and provide personalized feedback based upon services they’ve experienced.
2) Safe community: forums allow for LGBT youth to access other peer’s experiences, learn from them, and access mentorship.
3) Integrated platform: A Good Place collects and aggregates information important to LGBT homeless youth and service providers.

Languages: In what languages are you able to read and write fluently?

English.

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Thinking about your feedback loop; what information are you trying to get from whom, to whom, and to bring about what change?

What is the purpose of your feedback loop?

If other, please specify

What mediums or mechanisms do you use to collect feedback? (check all that apply)

If other, please specify

Could you briefly describe the way you collect the feedback?

What mechanisms are in place to protect people from retribution?

If other, please specify

What are the immediate benefits or incentives for people to provide feedback?

If other, please specify

How do you ensure new and marginalized voices are heard?

If other, please specify

What are the incentives for the intended recipient to act on the feedback?

If other, please specify

How does the feedback mechanism close the loop with those who provided feedback in the first place?

If other, please specify

How is feedback published/transparent?

If other, please specify

Give two concrete examples of how feedback loops have brought a program or policy more in line with citizens’ desires.

If there was one thing you could change to increase the impact of your feedback loop, what would it be?

What are your biggest challenges or barriers in “closing the feedback loop”?

If other, please specify

Are you aware of The Feedback Store?

What are the main uses you can envision for the Feedback Store?

What is the one thing you would most like to see changed to improve the competition process?

What are you doing to make sure that feedback providers know that they are empowered by the information they can give and that they know exactly what the information they are providing?

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Female Community Ride Share

Sexual Harassment in everyday's trip to college or work. public transportation became a mess! And cars are no longer affordable!
What about a women community ride, We connect women's going from a place to another, so they can share a ride!
Rider is safer, driver makes money, environment is happy!

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First Name

Samira

Last Name

Negm

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Organization Name

Ray7a

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Organization Country

Egypt, QHR, Obour

Country where this project is creating social impact

n/a

Is your organization a

Not registered

Current annual budget, in US dollars (if your solution is an idea please estimate what your budget will need to be in order to carry out your solution)

$10,001‐50,000

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Female Community Ride Share

Year founded

2013

Stage: Select the description below that best applies to your solution.

Idea (you're poised to launch)

Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if YOU have the solution?

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Elevator Pitch: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences. Share a concise summary. This will be the first introductory text about your solution that viewers will see.

Sexual Harassment in everyday's trip to college or work. public transportation became a mess! And cars are no longer affordable!
What about a women community ride, We connect women's going from a place to another, so they can share a ride!
Rider is safer, driver makes money, environment is happy!

Problem: What problem is this solution trying to solve? Describe the specific context within which this solution operates.

Community Ride Share Solves A lot of Problems:
1) Sexual harassment in Public transportation
2) unavailability of safe rides to distant Places
3) Traffic Jam
4) Pollution
5) Time waste in everyday trips without a value
6) No income for Mom's, or female college students

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Be specific!

In a website accessed by Women only, each one will post her daily trips, indicating if she has a car to offer a ride, or if she's requesting a ride.
Matching trips will communicate with each other to reach their Target Safely.
Verification of the identity of the women will be automated by the website, using a database of verified emails from companies, universities, or using the national ID
Also Each woman would be able to know how the other women are connected to her, is she a friend of a friend? or college? to ensure higher safety and security

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Example: Walk us through a specific example of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

I Live in Obour City , far east of Cairo, I work in Smart Village, near the gates of Alexandria, far west of Cairo!
To Go to work,
-I have to request from my dad 10 mins ride till the main street,
-then i have to take a microbus for 20 mins to Mawkaf-ElAsher,
-then another microbus to ElMehwar in another 60 minutes, because of the traffic jam,
-then another 10 mins in microbus to smart-village
-then a 5 mins in taxi to drop me near the company!
And by the way, this is a transportation best case scenario!
Needless to mention non polite words i hear, and those hidden touches from the guy behind my back!
On other hand if some one drives me to work, we take another road, which makes me arrive in less than an hour, without pain!

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date?

Currently the portal for sharing the rides in under-construction, it's not released yet, It'll be released in 1/1/2014

Future impact
- Saving time for those who don't have a car
- Providing safer Ride
- Easy income for women who have car
- Less Polluted air
- Less traffic jam
- Going to work/college/school will no

Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

Security:
- Women Only Ride
- Know how are you Connected to the Driver/Rider

Motivation:
- Driver will make money
- Website will notify users once a matching ride was found

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)

Spreading into all developing countries who have traffic & security issurs
1- Egypt
2- Middle East
3- India and surrounding countries
4- Far East
5- Africa

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Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Other ppl are making a carpooling website, but it didn't succeed because it didn't solve the security issues, nor it provides a value for the driver

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Short Term:
- Car Makers advertisments
- Google Adwards

Long Term:
Payments will be done through the website, a percentage will be charged by us.

Founding Story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the founder to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

When I used to live in Heliopolis , my collegue was driving me to work every day.
When I moved to Obour I wished I know a collgue who lived there, then i thought about the women network for ride share

Partnerships: Tell us about your partnerships.

Women Powering Work

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Is your project targeted at solving any of the following challenges?

Other

Does your project utilize any of the strategies below?

Customizing technology such as mobile phones, websites, or telecommuting tools to enable greater economic participation

Female Community Ride Share

Sexual Harassment in everyday's trip to college or work. public transportation became a mess! And cars are no longer affordable!
What about a women community ride, We connect women's going from a place to another, so they can share a ride!
Rider is safer, driver makes money, environment is happy!

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RISE - INDIA (Raising Information Security Education - India)

RISE – India is led by high school students & supported by CSRC India to make available cyber safety curriculum and content to schools. The RISE platform promotes adoption of the cyber safety curriculum and facilitates conduct of lessons through partnering with volunteer security practitioners.

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An End to Bloodshed, Injuries & Accidental Deaths

Drastically reducing bloodshed, injuries and deaths due to current primitive driving scenario.Key elements of the market system for advance driving scenario are 1) Reporting power in the hands of vehicles and commuters 2) Market determines the unacceptable driving patterns 3) A Regulatory Agency

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Popit4aprofit is a resource website that high school students or even any students could go to learn about programs and organizations they should be in. We try to help organizations be resourceful for students, and we link them to internships, college fairs, parties, and programs they should be in.

Centralized Data of the World Wide People

My Idea and Project is very secure, useful, systematic, friendly for the whole world of Present and Future. I am sure that the World will cooperate for this project and will like to contact me.

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Go to Project: Conflict/Insecurity prevention by combating the root causes.

Conflict/Insecurity prevention by combating the root causes

Uganda Peace Foundation combines poverty eradication and peace building efforts for realization of sustainable peace in Uganda and the entire world.This strategy can be replicated in other countries in a similar situation.This strategy is referred to by Prof.Dave Ulrich as Big,Hairy,Audacious, Goal(BHAG).

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George Darlington

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I am an entrepreneur right from my school days.While I was studying my Ordinary Level I traded in sugar,salt and soap to supplement on the families income.Later I taught but also established a boutique.In 1977 I joined the Uganda Army(UA) and shortly a war broke out between the 2nd Republic of Uganda and the Tanzania People's Defence Forces with the Uganda National Liberation Army.We were defeated and most of our officers and men were imprisoned,went in exile and others started armed rebellion.As for me because of my entrepreneurship spirit I started business of buying human medicine from pharmacys and selling them to private clinics.I was able to pay school fees for my sisters.When I retired from the National Resistance Army I established Uganda Peace Foundation.

What makes you an intrapreneur? What are the skills, capabilities, and personality traits that make you an intrapreneur?

I am independent,creative,courageous,patient and believe in incessant learning. I think out of the box and venture out into the unknown,into the unfamiliar territory,into the uncomfortable zones and the uncharted waters.
When I started Uganda Peace Foundation I was offered jobs by the Jinja District Service Commission and the Government of Uganda,also my sisters in Sweden invited me to go and work there;I declined all these opportunities though I was living on a shoe string budget and at times just having hot water for a meal,failing to pay tuition for my children and paying house rent.One time one of my sons told me that I love Uganda than them.They are part of the Uganda that I love.I know what Uganda Peace Foundation means for Uganda and mankind in general.

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Company Country

Uganda, KMP

Primary country where this project is creating social impact

Uganda, KMP, Kampala

Additional countries or regions

Can be replicated in other countries in a similar situation.

Industry

Other

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The Need: What social or environmental problem are you trying to solve?

The most pressing challenge of the globe is conflicts coupled with terrorism.Most of the solutions are military approaches and other solutions are about conflict resolution and reconciliation,and post conflict rehabilitation.We need to tackle this problem by addressing the root causes of conflicts/insecurity.Close your eyes for ten minutes and examine the adverse effects of conflicts/insecurity.Women and girls have been raped,gun barrels have been forcefully inserted in their vaginas,they have been sold into sex slavery by warlords,great loss of human life,destruction of the infrastructure,depletion of natural resources,loss of economic opportunities,great injuries to fighting forces and civilians,and countries which were known to be economically strong have become weak economies after war

The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!

Uganda Peace Foundation,an organization that I established when I retired from the National Resistance Army(NRA) now Uganda People's Defense Forces(UPDF) in 1994 having first joined the Uganda Army(UA) in 1977 is an upshot of a research that I undertook on the root causes of conflicts/insecurity.The research findings revealed poverty coupled with unemployment and other social ills to be major causes of conflicts/insecurity.Since it's now acknowledged globally that these are the root causes of conflicts/insecurity it becomes imperative to develop strategies of inhibiting conflicts/insecurity by tackling poverty coupled with unemployment and other social ills.We spend less in preventing conflicts/insecurity than controlling them once they have occurred.And the best strategy is when you combine poverty eradication with peace building efforts.So in Uganda Peace Foundation we have developed these strategy that will prevent conflicts in Uganda and the entire world.Can be replicated elsewhere

The Solution: Why is this solution innovative for your company and industry?

This solution is innovative in our company and industry because it's the first that is addressing prevention of conflicts by combating the root causes and combines poverty eradication with peace building efforts.And applies both a top down and bottom up strategy with great participation of the masses.Today we see advocates of this approach such as the United States Institute for Peace,Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflict and the CICS, University of Bradford.

The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities.

This model of combining poverty eradication and peace building efforts makes a difference in preventing conflicts/insecurity as the poor people and the unemployed who are the raw material for armed conflicts/insecurity will be economically empowered by development programmes that we have initiated.These programmes include entrepreneurship training and having got skills to manage businesses we provide them with affordable micro finance capital.While we are doing this we also provide them with peace education.Another programme that will absorb the poor and the University graduates is the Village Earth Model which is intended to empower one million people in ten years.Other projects are for Human rights,Education,Environment,Hiv/Aids,Democracy and Good Governance,etc.Visit Uganda Peace Foundation website: https://sites.google.com/site/peacefoundationorgug.
Also visit the International Conference website for more on this model: http://regonline.activeeurope.com/internationalconferenceonpeacesecurity

The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?

Our peers include the United Nations agencies,Center for International Cooperation on Security(CICS) of the University of Bradford,University of Peace at Costa Rica,The Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflicts(GPPAC),A number of Universities including Makerere University,Kampala(Uganda),The African Union(AU),The East African Community(EAC),Inter Governmental organizations,Non Governmental Organizations,The Micro finance Summit Campaign, Inter Parliamentary Union,etc.This solution that have been crafted by Uganda Peace Foundation is new of its kind and once the stakeholders I have mentioned get together in the International Conference that we are organizing and they own the solution we shall fly beyond the sky.
Challenges from governments and other micro finance org.

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I retired from the National Resistance Army(NRA) at a time of great political activities in our country and I had initially wanted to participate in the politics of Jinja District but somehow because of my military career with the Uganda ArmyI began receiving information on armed conflicts/insecurity in Uganda,this coupled with my military experience I started to do research on the root causes of conflicts/insecurity.After three years of research that led me to travel to the neighboring countries of Uganda in 1997 I concluded that poverty coupled with unemployment and other social ills were major causes of conflicts/insecurity.I abandoned the idea of joining politics and in 1998 I conceived the idea of starting Uganda Peace Foundation,as an organization to promote global peace/security by addressing the root causes.I started on the task of convincing the elite to join me and we form the Board of Trustees of the foundation.In September 1999 we registered this organization.

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

Stakeholders now including governments,local population, intergovernmental organizations,civil society organizations,the academia and the United Nations believe in addressing the root causes of conflicts/insecurity and some are advocating for our approach to conflict prevention.Peter Van Tuijl,Executive Director of Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflicts(GPPAC) says that, "The old state-centric,military-focused take on security falls short in addressing complex challenges,like transnational terrorist networks and the social inequalities conducive to conflict.We need a more holistic approach,carried out by different stakeholders,bases not only on national security considerations but on what it is that individuals and communities need in order to feel safe".
Local I have carried out sensitization on peace,trained people on entrepreneurship and the Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) in 42 districts of all regions of Uganda to a number of seven thousand people.

What is your projected impact over the next 1 to 3 years?

Our projected impact over the next 1-3 years will be great as this is the time that real economic benefits will be realized by the disadvantaged in Uganda as the Microfinance program and the Village Earth Model that was developed to empower one million people in a period of ten years will have been launched in the Karamoja Region of Uganda and will be rolled out in other regions of Uganda.We shall also market this idea in the neighboring countries that have also been entangled in armed conflicts.
Activities on Hiv/Aids prevention,care and support services,human rights,democracy and good governance,environment,education ,etc will all be implemented.Details of all activities that Uganda Peace Foundation will execute in the next years can be found out at our website.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

Preparation for any development programme is essential for its success and I have invested in Uganda Peace Foundation fifteen years in terms of intellectual effort,time and money.The greatest barrier to the success of Uganda Peace Foundation is funding.I have done prospect research and donor relations that is why now having been in military trenches I am able to know funding opportunities like this one. We just need whole hearted cooperation of all stakeholders including funders for this idea to fly and be meaningful to the world.Though I was living on a shoe string budget at times taking hot water,unable to have fuel for cooking and lighting as well as paying school fees for my children and rent for accommodation I declined jobs and other opportunities.I knew what this idea meant.

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What is the benefit or value you're creating for your business?

Uganda Peace Foundation is a membership based organization and is people oriented and most of the projects that we have carried out was out of membership fees.So far we have seven thousand members in 42 districts of all regions in Uganda organized in groups of twenties and we have now created a membership platform were people can become members from all over the world including Ugandans in the diaspora.The membership website is:
http://www.regonline.co.uk/ugandapeacefoundationmembershipformcopycopy

VALUE for the Foundation is SOCIAL CAPITAL

How are you leveraging internal resources (funds, time, knowledge, etc.) to support this initiative?

To support this initiative as I have alluded to is membership and then I have no other activity that I have time for other than Uganda Peace Foundation.That is why I declined job opportunities in the Uganda Government and Sweden so that I have time to develop Uganda Peace Foundation.I am married to the foundation.Many organizations fail because the authors fail to give 150 percent of their time and commitment to the organizations. One of the values of Uganda Peace Foundation is incessant learning and therefore explored all opportunities on the internet for knowledge generation.I believe in intellectual capital,social capital,reputational capital and emotional capital.That is the power of intangible assets.

Expand on your answer, explaining the long-term funding and support plan.

Other than funding that will be generated from membership fees,we shall also raise operational funding from the micro finance programme,workshops/conferences,magazines,membership identity cards,t.shirts,etc.We shall also develop relationships with donors and other stakeholders.

Tell us about your partnerships across your company and externally that are key to your project's success.

Yes,I am developing partnerships with the United Nations agencies,World Micro credit Summit Campaign,Intergovernmental Organizations,Civil Society Organizations,the Academia and Professional organizations that provide experts in different fields such as leadership,management,funding,membership mobilization,etc.

What internal support have you gotten for your project? What kind of push-back have you received?

Ugandans are very enthusiastic about the idea that is why we got that big membership.Of course we had challenges especially from people who believe in the traditional military take on security.And also micro finance players who are threatened with our friendly micro finance programme.And powerful people who didn't understand the concept of combining poverty eradication with peace building efforts.Those opposed to the National Resistance Movement Government,want peace after

Conflict/Insecurity prevention by combating the root causes

This solution created by Uganda Peace Foundation deserves the support of all stakeholders as without peace/security,we can't have any development whatsoever.Governments have their interests and approaches to global challenges,so the best allies in having this concrete practical solution to be meaningful to mankind for present and future generations should be the social entrepreneurs and I urge you to team up with us in this noble cause.It is the best that we can give our mother,planet.This is an idea that Professor Dave Ulrich refers to as a Big,Hairy,Audacious Goal (BHAG) and it is needed for

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Shamir

Tell us about yourself/your team.

I work as an Escalation Engineer at Microsoft Global Technical Support Center. I am a graduate in Computer Science and Engineering and have 10 years of experience out of which over 7 years have been at Microsoft. I am expert in several Microsoft products and also develop software. The latest being an app for the Windows 8 Store, called Trendz.

What makes you an intrapreneur? What are the skills, capabilities, and personality traits that make you an intrapreneur?

I am very good at thinking of solutions to real world problems. I always try to evaluate an opportunity and how we can make things better.

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Company Country

India, KA, Bangalore

Primary country where this project is creating social impact

United States

Additional countries or regions

Industry

Government

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The Need: What social or environmental problem are you trying to solve?

Speeding, hit and run, accidents, carjacking, car chase, car bombs.. not the kind of words you want to read in a platform like this, for that matter anywhere. What if we can get in a system that will be able to curb some of these things if not all? Yes, this may be a very ambitious idea but then I think it’s worth giving it a shot.

The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!

Cloud Cops is my answer. What and how?
1. GPS
2. Smartcard
3. Integrated electronics
4. Embedded systems
5. And the Cloud!
Use of these technologies, collaboration with auto makers, support from the government and we will get what I call Cloud Cops and that this is something we can build with limited effort and use effectively towards a safer world.
Every vehicle will have a GPS system installed that will upload data to a secure cloud infrastructure. The system will make use of the smartcard to authenticate the driver (will use an existing system like social security number). The in vehicle embedded systems and integrated electronics will respond to commands from the cloud system.

The Solution: Why is this solution innovative for your company and industry?

There are disparate, unconnected, specific solutions to some of these problems. The solution I propose if implemented currently will be the first of the kind and will really help make the world a safer place

The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities.

1. An accident takes place, and this integrated system will automatically alert the nearest hospital and rescue services.
2. No more carjacking, no need of installing LoJack and wait for the car to be robbed. The owner of the vehicle will have access to the cloud where he can configure which all users can drive his/her car. Since it is on the cloud it will be accessible from anywhere via the internet.
3. Speeding.. the driver will be warned by the system if he/she exceed speed limits that are determined by the ‘Cloud Cops’. The system will alert the ‘Cloud Cops’ about over speeding, auto tickets can be issued.
4. In needy circumstances the system will allow the ‘Cloud Cops’ to control the speed or get the vehicle to get to a standstill or invoke the immobilizer.
5. Hit and run.. ‘Cloud Cops’ would be able to figure out with the GPS data that which all vehicles were at the crime scene during the incident.
6. Parents can monitor their kids who are being transported by their drivers or school buses, monitor their teenage kids who drive.

The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?

LoJack and a few others. Most of these solutions are reactive, the solution proposed here is proactive.

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In my case, it is not a "aha" moment unfortunately, it is a "oh my god" moment. The n number of crimes that happen, the car bombs, the hit and runs, speed chase is what made me think of this

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

Submitted a ThinkWeek paper at Microsoft which received 3 stars. Need support to give this idea life.

What is your projected impact over the next 1 to 3 years?

In countries like the United States, implementing something like this should be technically feasible already. And this will definitely help reduce the crime rates in this area hugely. In countries like India, we need something like Adhaar to be implemented before this solution can be implemented.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

Government red tape. Privacy of citizens. Proper policy framework and maximum automation.

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Nueva Oportunidad a privados de libertad

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Go to Changeshop: Nueva Oportunidad a privados de libertad.
Created on 08/20/2012 by Lauren Diaz
- A Foundation which offers integral solutions to a social problem
- Empower the prisoners’ population.
- From employees to entrepreneurs.
- Solutions to excluded populations.

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Lauren

Last Name

Diaz

About Your Organization

Organization Name

Nueva Oportunidad

Organization Country

Costa Rica, Heredia

Country where this project is creating social impact

Costa Rica, HE, Heredia

Age of Innovator

18-34

Gender of Innovator

Female

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Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

How long has your organization been operating?

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Nueva Oportunidad a privados de libertad

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

How long have you been in operation?

Operating for less than a year

The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?

There are currently no integral re-socialization’s mechanisms for prisoners in Costa Rica. Existing work or educational programs within prisons, don’t guarantee reemployment. Therefore, when prisoners get out of jail, they face a second sentence: social rejection.
Unable to find a job, they reoffend as the only way to support their family. So they back to prison and collapse even further the prison system. By May 2010, the prison overcrowding, according to the Ombudsman, amounted to 31% and citizen insecurity had an accelerated growth rate.

The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!

Nueva Oportunidad aims to create a business incubator model adapted to a penal institution for prisoners close to serve sentence, incubate their business ideas and have a real job option when they serve their sentence. Encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit in penitentiary institutions, inmates are no longer conceived as criminals. They become entrepreneurs, breaking a social common paradigm about people in prison.
This model was developed in three stages: technical advice, funding and monitoring.

The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities

Nueva Oportunidad is an innovative project of social re-insertion that breaks the assistance culture to empower an excluded population, the prisoners, to be leaders in their own re-socialization process.
The process has the following stages:
1. Permissions and accreditations: we coordinate permissions and alliances with the Ministry of Justice and Peace.
2. Make the project suitable for the prison institution: we study the prison institution’s conditions to adjust the program to it.
3. Talks and workshops “Wakening up dreamers”: experiential courses for at least 20 people each, about motivation, leadership and values. Their goal is to create an idea incubator and “wake up dreamers”.
4. Reception of proposals of courses’ beneficiaries: we receive business ideas and select at least 20 of them to be incubated.
5. Incubation: we incubate business ideas, to study their viability and feasibility.
6. Link with investors: we connect the inmate, already out of prison, with banks, donors, investors and sponsors to get the first capital injection for his enterprise. This funding can be non-refundable.
7. Monitoring: we support the enterprise in its first managing steps.
All of this stages achieve social impact, breaks a violence circle and gives a solution to an excluded population.

The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?

The official penal institution in Costa Rica is the Ministry of Justice and Peace, which through the Social Adjustment, is in charge of penal policy.
Partners:
Private companies: give jobs to prisoners inside the penal institution, for symbolic remuneration.
Ministry of Education: schools inside the penal institutions.
Distant National University: distant university careers for prisoners.
All of these programs are consideredpartners and not competitors. Nueva Oportunidad gives an innovative, practical and real solution to employment re-insertion.

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What solution(s) does your initiative address to help emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and thrive in underserved communities? (select all applicable)

Access to financing, Access to talent, Access to economic opportunity, Policy change/advocacy.

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

Motivation. We’ve achieved in giving a hope to hopeless people. We are currently working in a series of “Talks and Workshops: Waking up the dreamer”, in which we identified new prisoners’ initiatives and talents with strong possibilities of turning into micro-enterprises.

What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?

We plan to get at least 50 enterprises conceived by prisoners in three years and at least 40 of them being able to stay in the market.
After their launch, los ex-prisoners will be able to hire people in jail living the same situation they did.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

- The lack of citizen awareness about this social problem: we can overcome this situation through media and rise awareness campaigns.
- Problems to assure resources: expanding the contact networks and improving the negotiation technics can fix this.
- A bad national criminal policy planning: we contribute to the criminal policy planning.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone

Task 1

Concretar patrocinios por al menos $20000

Task 2

Realizar una campaña masiva de información audivisual en redes sociales, medios web y de comunicación

Task 3

Realizar talleres cada 22 días, como mínimo, en el centro penal.

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone

Task 1

Fundraise at leas $50k

Task 2

Source at least 70 business ideas for prisoners. Recibir al menos 70 ideas de empresa de privados de libertad

Task 3

Incubate at least 20 enterproses started by prisoners.

Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world.

Nueva Oportunidad arises in the context of UNA Entrepreneurs program, in the National University of Costa Rica. I took this “Entrepreneurs” course being Administration student.
As a Law student also, I have always been interested in Criminal Laws.
In this course I was asked to create a model of social, industry or services business. I wanted to stop being part of the population which only criticizes and provide solutions.
Visiting prisons I investigated about which was the major fear of the inmates. The answer was not being able to find a job. That’s how Nueva Oportunidad came up.

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New Opportunity requires support in all areas for growth, to become a replicable model. Our team can contribute with experience and expertise to contribuite to the growth of our model.

CyberSafe Certification

CyberSafeBC.ca will provide videod-based information for BC youth to help them learn about the dangers of being digitally active.

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Dave

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Nolette

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Organization Name

Justice Education Society

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Organization Country

Canada, BC, Vancouver

Country where this solution is creating social impact

Canada, BC

Region in BC where your solution creates social impact

Vancouver, Coast and Mountains, Vancouver Island, Thompson Okanagan, Northern British Columbia, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, Kootenay Rockies, Columbia Basin.

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

How long has your organization been operating?

More than 5 years

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Which of the following best describes the barrier(s) your solution addresses? Choose up to two

Access.

The Need: Describe the need for your solution and the size and characteristics of the community(ies) your solution is engaging

Digital technologies enable users to communicate and exchange information through many channels. Youth use these new technologies.
- 93% of teens use the Internet
- 80% + are online at least once a week
- 73% of teens have profiles on social networking sites
- 75% of teens own a cell phone
- 97% of teens play computer, web, portable, or console games.

Digital technologies provide countless opportunities for creativity, learning and sharing. Unfortunately, they are also the domain of phishers, scammers, hackers, bullies and sexual predators.
CyberSafeBC.ca will help youth be aware of the dangers when they share information and images via email, text, social media, online and through gaming systems. It will target youth through a video-based, certificate-granting course.

The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!

CyberSafeBC will arm youth with information to help them be CyberSafe on the internet, on their phones and on gaming systems. Upon completion of a video-based training course, users will be able to take an exam to get certified by CyberSafeBC.
The training will deal with four areas:
• Online Safety-phishing (scammers of financial information) and money/security issues (visa and banking);
• Digital Footprint-Sharing text and images-once it is out there, it is impossible to get back;
• Online Ethics-what can be posted, cyber-bullying, uploads and downloads of intellectual property and best practices for email, texting and social media; and
• Online Criminality-luring, youth porn (sexting of images of youth under 16) and piracy (theft of copyrighted intellectual property).

This website will be unique because it is targeted to youth, includes a complete video-based curriculum, tests for knowledge competency and provides a certificate. Also applicable to parents & seniours.

The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include the primary activities involved in your solution.

CyberSafeBC.ca will provide an online course that helps young people understand the dangers of being digitally active. The course will be hosted by two video facilitators who lead users through the video content. Upon completion, users can take a competency-based exam and with a passing score, receive a CyberSafeBC Certificate that confirms that they are aware of online dangers and know how to be cyber safe.
Case 1: A thirteen your girl wants to have a Facebook account – like ALL her friends, but Mom says “No, you’re too young. It’s dangers to post your personal information online”. Daughter agrees. But, she has taken the online course at CyberSafeBC,ca and she is now CyberSafe certified – she know the dangers and she talk to her Mom about what she will do to stay safe.
Case 2: A 10 year old boy wants his parents to buy him a cell phone – like ALL his friends, but Dad says “No way. You wouldn’t use it responsibly”. But the son has been CyberSafe certified and he tells his Dad about the steps he will take to be sure to stay safe when he calling or messaging his friends.
Case 3: Dad thinks he may they have infected their home computer with a virus. Mom says she received another email asking for her bank information and suggests maybe the virus came from there. Their child jumps into the conversation and says, “You guys need to get CyberSafe Certified so that you know how to stay safe online. The online video course will teach you about hackers, phishers, spammers, luring and a lot more. If you pass the test, it means you know what to do to stay safe”.

The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others working to address the same needs as you and indicate what sets you apart from them.

No other websites provide this solution. CybeSafeBC will be targetted at youth, will included a complete curriculum on online safety and will provide a certificate to confirm competency.
There are a number of terrific online resources that provide information in this area: BeWebAware.ca, MediaSmarts.ca, ProtectChildren.ca, Deal.org, TheDoorThatsNotLocked.ca, KidsintheKnow.ca, ZoeandMolly.ca, Cyberwise.org, Cybersmart.gov.au, Cybersafekids.com.au, InHope.org, etc. In addition, there are several YouTube channels that include excellent videos.
CyberSafeBC.ca will integrate the best of this content into a complete curriculum. All content will be introduced, presented and then discussed by facilitators.

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The founders had their “Aha!” moment when developing the Online Safety section of www.LegalRightsForYouth.ca and looking at the information provided on other websites about cyber safety. There are some great resources mainly for educators and parents, but not many sites focus on the youth who need to be CyberSafe. JES wants to pull together these existing internet resources and create new resources that will become part of a youth focused online certificate training course.
JES is a curriculum specialist having developed thousands of pages over 20+ years so it is well positioned to consolidate resources and create a dynamic course for youth. The course will target youth ages 11-17 but the content will be useful also to older and younger youth - as well as teachers, parents, seniors and other members of the public.
Plus, beyond youth, the content is 100% applicable to adults as well. In this digital era, we all need to be aware of the online dangers - we all need to be Cybersafe.

Please describe the goal of your initiative; outline what you are trying to achieve

The goal of this initiative is to help British Columbians be more safe and confident when they use their phones, the internet and gaming systems. With funding success, the Justice Education Society would create a dynamic online certificate granting course on Cyber Safety - primarily for youth but also useful for parents, teachers, seniors and other members of the public.

The course would live online at www.CyberSafeBC.ca and it would combine a range of video modules that cover:
- Online Safety
- Digital Footprint
- Online Ethics
- Online Crime

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

This is a new initiative for JES which arises out of the work done in the past years. JES has delivered several workshops on Cyberbullying to teachers and has attended recent workshops on Sexual Luring and Social Media. We will be presenting a workshop in October on Social Media and the Law as well. Our staff are active within the online safety topic area, but the CbyerSafeBC course has not been developed and there is no impact to date.

What is your projected impact over the next five years?

JES provides in-person instruction to over 18,000 students each year. Through websites like LegalRightsForYouth.ca, CourtsofBC.ca, and LawLessons.ca, we have an established audience of youth, teachers and students. We reach 20,000 students each year and we have strong community partners that can provide valuable resources. CyberSafeBC.ca will be promoted through all JES channels and the website maintenance and promotion will continue for at least 5 years. Within its first two years online, we anticipate the site will receive at least 50,000 unique visitors. With traction among youth, the site has the potential to attract over 100,000 visitors per year. This course has the potential to become national in scope as it could be easily adapted for different provinces.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

The first challenge will be to prevent as much as possible the “gaming” of the system. Clever youth could find a way to get a certificate even though they did not take the course. JES will require that they cover at least 90% of the pages of the course before they are able to take the exam and then we will auto-generate test questions so that they are randomized and different for every test.

The second challenge may be creating interest in the course among the target audience. We will use student-created videos on online safety. We will market the course to teachers who already use our programs. We will introduce the course to the 20,000 students we see each year. The course can also be promoted to parent advisory groups in schools and to seniors in community centres.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone

Task 1

Create committee / Research and assess existing resources

Task 2

Content development and script writing

Task 3

Online course development Website development

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone

Task 1

Beta-testing of the online course and launch of CyberSafeBC.ca

Task 2

Promotion of CyberSafeBC.ca

Task 3

Evaluation, on-going promotion and maintenance

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The Justice Education Society (JES) will engage community partners to help develop the course content. These partners will include representatives from: BC Ministry of Justice (Crime Prevention Division), Vancouver Police Department, RCMP, BC Teacher's Federation, Vancouver School Board, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and other strategic partners.

Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your solution? If so, where and why?

We will target youth ages 11-17 and teachers mainly through our orientations, newsletter and teacher professional development workshops. We will target parents and seniors through the school advisory committees and community centres respectively.

What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?

JES legal education and information are used by over 350,000 British Columbians each year. JES facilitates professional development workshops for service providers and teachers, provides training for separating parents and delivers public seminars on a range of legal topics from cyberbullying to residential tenancy. The Society has published legal resource materials in print and online on over 30 websites and in 200+ videos.
JES objectives include:
• To continually identify new ways the justice system can be made more accessible to all.
• To provide hands-on educational programs and services to the general public.

JES is a leader in the development public legal education and information. For a detailed list of our programs and resources, please visit www.JusticeEducation.ca.

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

JES is always open to collaborating and networking with others to produce excellent justice resources. We have an extensive networking of teachers, service providers and others which can be accessed to promote resources. Our web and communications team is young, talented and passionate.

FIT: Community inclusion, life skills and recreation for people with multiple challenges including developmental disabilities.

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Craig

Last Name

Stewart

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John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland

Organization Website

Organization Country

Canada, BC, Vancouver

Country where this solution is creating social impact

Canada, BC, Vancouver

Region in BC where your solution creates social impact

Vancouver.

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More than 5 years

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Cost.

The Need: Describe the need for your solution and the size and characteristics of the community(ies) your solution is engaging

We know a man who was homeless, can be violent, has fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), and has been in prison. Would you rather this person was living in a homeless shelter in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, or back in prison? Either he is prone to a criminal lifestyle or is costing more around $100,000 a year in a correctional institution. Clearly, these are no options.

Individuals with multiple issues need agencies that can focus on more than one issue at a time, with wide training and experience. Someone who may have a criminal background can scare off health professionals, and people familiar with the criminal justice system do not always have sufficient training or experience in developmental disabilities or mental health concerns.

The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!

A low barrier drop-in centre building positive relationships to produce change is what we’ve seen work: skill development, education, recreation and commitment without judgment through projects, programs, workshops, outings and one-on-one time with well-trained staff in a safe, accessible space.

Our attitude as service providers is everything. Commitment to people is what elicits change. Not reacting to the disability, mental health concern or other issues, means treating the person as a person, not a malady. It means not addressing one part of their life, but all aspects, and how those parts interact. It means firm boundaries and no judgment. It means there is no specific program of how to interact with people dealing with concurrent disorders since every single person is different and unique—programming could be anything from a group outing to the zoo, to a workshop on creating a resumé or a lesson on oral hygiene. It must meet the needs of the individuals who walk in the door.

The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include the primary activities involved in your solution.

Our understanding of the many barriers and challenges—and their combination—faced by marginalized individuals with a developmental disability means that we know how to provide effective “wrap around” support.

One of our staff went to a housing facility to meet someone who had been referred to our organization. When she got there, a ruckus was being made by a very loud and verbally aggressive man, who turned out to be the person she was there to meet. He turned around and said “hi” and she smiled and said: “I’m very pleased to meet you.” She did not respond to, or acknowledge, his behaviour. He, in turn, since that day, treated her with respect. This foundation has enabled him to succeed in maintaining more permanent housing with us after living in the streets of the Downtown Eastside.

The primary activities involved in our project start with individual support plans (what assistance will be most effective?) and include career planning (using specialized training), employment preparation workshops (resumés, interviewing), life skills workshops (budgeting, hygiene), discussion groups, outings, art therapy, cooking classes, yoga and fitness, games, and music.

Inclusion, inclusion, inclusion; providing new opportunities, experiences, and choice to people who have gone without, finding something they’re interested in, is what weaves them into the neighbourhood and community fabric.

The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others working to address the same needs as you and indicate what sets you apart from them.

While many organizations work with marginalized individuals, we are unique. We cross diagnostic boundaries. Too many organizations and government agencies police those boundaries (“This is what we can’t do...”). No matter what is going on in a person’s life, they still have positive changes they can make. Our large training budget covers training requests from staff to cover the things they think they need, which means that as an organization, we have experience in everything from Non Violent Crisis Intervention and how to work with sexual offenders and the impacts of aging on someone with Down syndrome.

We believe in pulling people from the Downtown Eastside to get their life on a better track.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of does similar work to JHSLM, but focus on women.

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Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world.

John Howard, a prison reformer in 18th century England, was held prisoner in France. He was later in charge of a prison and was shocked to learn of its conditions, eventually traveling almost 70,000 km to fight against deplorable prison conditions elsewhere.

Reverend J.D. Hobden incorporated our organization in 1932. His life and considerable talents were dedicated to people who had made bad choices and were now making positive ones. He said in 1941: “It has long been held by enlightened statesmen and reformers that the methods of treatment of prisoners within a country is the index of standards of its civilization.” He suggested that Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin—all ex-prisoners—may have turned against society because of how they were treated.

The current staff have all had “Aha!” moments of greater or lesser impact. For one person, this was a relative committing suicide just before a law changed that would have permitted him more freedom—a senseless death.

Please describe the goal of your initiative; outline what you are trying to achieve

We are trying to achieve a few things at once: 1) a better life for people who face more or less severe challenges; 2) change perceptions about the capacity of people with those challenges; and 3) develop innovative ways to improve our communities, one person at a time.

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

Community Living British Columbia has increased the amount of contracts with us by almost 50% in the past year alone. Many individuals referred to us have health or mental health concerns, and may have been impacted by criminal justice in some way (other aspects of this organization deal more directly with people impacted by criminal justice). Our attitude, passionate staff, and thorough training have been making an impact recognized both by clients and their families and professionals in our field.

We deal in lives changed, one at a time. We work with individuals with extremely troubling pasts but who are proud to say that since they’ve been with us, they have been doing really well, despite lingering addictions and mental health issues. When people have crossed a line with us, we have remained firm on boundaries, while assisting them to figure out what they will do next—people we’ve had to evict have written us afterwards to tell us how good a job we’re doing.

What is your projected impact over the next five years?

50 individuals with developmental disabilities being trained in Life’s Work Implicit Career Search (“an innovative, purposeful approach to career exploration and planning”) with half of them maintaining sustainable employment afterwards; 100 individuals in stable, safe, and secure housing; increased, measurable levels of independence, coping skills, and general life skills.

There will always be individuals marginalized by their barriers. The change we want to see is an attitude of inclusion so that we as a society, can say that we’ve done everything we could to enhance the lives of all of our citizens. We want to see the marked impact of our approach on all levels of government through the contracts we receive and the experience of our contacts of what we do.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

As with many, if not all, not-for-profit societies, the inconsistency of funding is the biggest threat to the continuity and stability of the people we support through our work. It is a continuous endeavour of general fundraising, applying to foundations and governments that will ensure the success of our project. A secondary barrier is remaining flexible to innovation while maintaining the most effective methods of support.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone

Task 1

Have the reported independence and Adaptive Functioning Index of at least 10 individuals increase.

Task 2

Facilitate at least one workshop per month, on a variety of topics from employment to hygiene to something fun.

Task 3

Ensure the regular and smooth operations of the facility to ensure best uses of all resources for sustainability.

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone

Task 1

New, sustainable employment for 5 individuals.

Task 2

A quantifiable increase both in reported levels of independence and functioning, and in referrals to our program.

Task 3

Secured funding for the following year.

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Tell us about your partnerships

Since 1932, JHSLM has worked in partnership with other organizations in the areas of cultural awareness, employment, education social skills, leisure activities, housing, vocational placements, volunteer work and life skills training. Our biggest supporters are the Correctional Service of Canada and Community Living British Columbia, though we are funded by other parts of tthe municipal, provincial and federal governments.

Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your solution? If so, where and why?

While we do not have the capacity to implement this project idea across the country, we do have more than 60 affiliate John Howard Society organizations across the country each of which have their own list of distinct programs. There is certainly a great and widespread need to assist populations of individuals who have not reached their full potential and who are prey to their unaddressed barriers.

However, if we say we care about all people and all citizens are equal, then our approach can find traction anywhere current systems of managing marginalized people have proved inadequate.

What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?

Flexible, well-trained, and dedicated staff find themselves backed up in their day-to-day work with our clients by the organization. The cohesion of staff and senior management is uniquely harmonious. We all want to have an impact on peoples’ lives. The open dialogue and fruitful exchange among all staff translates into excellent communication and consistency of approach.

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

Farm working capital without the cost and risk

We help SME get better access to finance using the supply chain

About You

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About You

First Name

Rob

Last Name

Grimberg

About Your Organization

Organization Name

Capital Tool Company

Organization Website

Organization Country

Netherlands, UT, Utrecht

Country where this project is creating social impact

Indonesia, BA

Is your organization a

Hybrid

How long has your organization been operating?

More than 5 years

Has the organization received awards or honors? Please tell us about them

Winner G20 SME finance challenge

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Select the stage that best applies to your solution

Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

How long have you been in operation?

Operating for less than a year

Which of the following best describes the barrier(s) your innovation addresses? Choose up to two

Access, Cost, Transparency, Quality.

The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?

Micro farmers need working capital to finance seeds, fertilizers and land preparation but do not have the funding.
Micro farmers are informal and as such difficulty to access finance.
Micro farmers only sell to limited buyers due to credit concerns with clients.

The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!

We have developed a mobile farmer working capital solution integrated into the TREFI platform (see http://www.changemakers.com/SME-Finance/entries/trefi-scalable-sme-finan...).
The solution provides financing for
- purchases to improve productivity of the land
- the farmers invoices
- the invoices up the chain
without the risk and cost.

The credit risk is avoided by
- Synergies with the farmers suppliers to have better information and control on the farmers
- Ability to use the farmers sales to pay for purchases
- Approval of invoices by buyers through the mobile phone network
The security risk is avoided by
- Reducing the need for farmers to hold cash

The cost is avoided by synergies with the supply chain.

The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities

The system works as follows:
At the start of the cycle
- Fertilizers, seeds, land preparation etc are invoiced to farmer by supplier connected to TREFI platform at the duration of the growing cycle
During harvest
- Buyer visits farm to buy harvest or farmer takes his product to sell in the market
- At transfer of the product the farmer sends SMS to system with following content
- id number buyer, amount, product code
- Buyer instantaneously receives SMS with request to approve invoice
- Replies to SMS with OK
- If OK is received
- System generates tax compliant confirmed invoice to buyer, accessible through web
- System pays the farmer the invoice in his account (net of VAT)
- if applicable system uses funds received to pay farmers suppliers
- System pays VAT to authorities

- Collection companies work on the platform to collect funds from the Buyers

- System prepares accounting report for farmer

The same process is applicable for the buyer. The buyer may finance his invoices to supermarkets etc.

The key advantages of this process are:
- Farmer can receive suitable finance from suppliers, enabling to increase productivity of his land
- Farmer and Buyer do not need to hold cash, improved security
- Farmer operates (partly) formal (while he only needs to be able to send an SMS)
- Farmer can sell to more Buyers as trust is brought to farmer by system for other buyers
- Farmer gets better credit standing at Micro Bank through the availability of credit history

The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?

Peers are Micro Finance institutions and suppliers to farms.

Competition may come from a technology provider that combines:
- Strong development skills
- Risk technology
- Structured finance technology
- Collection tools

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Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world.

Formalisation should happen without the micro entrepreneur knowing he is formal.

Please describe the goal of your initiative; outline what you are trying to achieve

Increased productivity of farms
Improved sales prices of products
Safety for farmers

Which barrier(s) to financial inclusion does your solution seek to address? (select all applicable)

Physical and other accessibility obstacles that prevent communities from reaching financial services, The lack of affordable financial products tailored to the needs of underserved and excluded communities,, Other (Please describe below).

If you selected 'other' above, please specify which other barriers to financial inclusion you solution seeks to address:

Lack of ability in farmers to formalize

For which underserved or excluded communities will your solution create access to valuable, affordable, secure and comprehensive financial services?

Micro farmers in Peru, Indonesia

Could your solution work in other geographies or regions? If so, where?

Yes. All emerging markets with mobile phone infrastructure, collection companies and appropriate legal framework.

If your solution is dramatically successful, how will things be different in 10 years?

Micro farmer land return rate up 300% and gross income of the farms up 500% due to better pricing on their sales.

What will have had to have changed to make this happen?

Funding available on the platform to use to finance invoices to and from farmers and funds to implement the solution.

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

The solution is in development.

What is your projected impact over the next five years?

At least 50,000 farmers with improved access to finance.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

Barrier => solution
Ability to create confirmed invoices over the SMS network => work in jurisdictions that allow this
Need to set-up farmers on the platform needs farmer to visit branch or representative to visit farm => work in collaboration with microfinance institutions
Lack of mobile phone connectivity in rural areas => work in places with mobile phone coverage

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

Pilot with a number of farmers

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone

Task 1

Identify pilot farmers

Task 2

Finalise system

Task 3

Identify pilot suppliers

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

1000 farmers connected

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone

Task 1

Collaboration with micro finance institution

Task 2

Funding for financing the farmers

Task 3

Project funding

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Tell us about your partnerships

World Bank collaboration to ensure local government approval and participation

Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?

We are interested in farmer communities / farmers micro banks to join the pilot.

What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?

The operating environment preferably has
- strong mobile phone infrastructure
- ability to create a confirmed invoice through SMS
- mobile payments available
- partner micro bank focusing on micro farmers

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

We invite micro finance institution to participate

Biblioteca Itinerante

Biblioteca Itinerante es un espacio donde participan muchos jóvenes voluntarios en busca de procurar cultura en zonas marginadas y/o alejadas de las bibliotecas.
Llevamos hasta esos lugares arte y lecturas.

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Canımız Kampüste: Lessons Outside the Books and on the Streets

Location

Turkey
38° 2' 20.8212" N, 32° 35' 39.3216" E

Canımız Kampüste breaks the silence on harassment and gender-based violence. Powered by local university students and armed with digital media, Istanbul ‘is alive on campus.’

Safeguarding Device for Girls & Women (in India)

A form of non surreptitious surveillance consisting of an electronic device provided to potential victims ( women & girls), allowing direct assistance from the police for security against offenders.

About You

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About You

First Name

Avantika

Last Name

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About Your Organization

Organization Name

Birla Institute Of Technology, Mesra, Patna Campus, INDIA

Organization Website

Organization Country

India, BR, Patna

Country where this project is creating social impact

India, BR, Patna

Age of Innovator

18-34

Gender of Innovator

Female

Is your organization a

Not registered

How long has your organization been operating?

More than 5 years

Has the organization received awards or honors? Please tell us about them

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Safeguarding Device for Girls & Women (in India)

Select the stage that best applies to your solution

Idea (you're poised to launch)

How long have you been in operation?

Still in idea phase, but looking to launch soon

Which of the following best describes the barrier(s) your innovation addresses? Choose up to two

Access, Cost.

The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?

In India, women form the most vulnerable section of the society as far as security is concerned. Indian societal psyche is marred with case of rape, molestation & female trafficking.
Through detailed surveys & keen observation we have concluded that there seem to be 2 reasons for the poor security scheme against exploitation of this vulnerable section of our society:
a)Lack of instant reporting of threats by the vulnerable individuals.
b)Lack of prompt response & rendering of effective help to the distressed.

The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!

We propose to mitigate the threats as mentioned above by using a modified form of Electronic Tagging (a form of non-surreptitious surveillance)
Instead of implementing a device (that keeps track of the prisoners once they are freed from prison), India can look forward to utilize the same mechanism for providing protection to the most vulnerable sections of the society particularly those women who have no other alternative than to work at potentially dangerous places without any security

The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities

It is a form of non surreptitious surveillance consisting of an electronic device attached to the wrist of potential victims (particularly women & girls), allowing their whereabouts to be monitored. The devices locate themselves using a global positioning satellite and a tiny transmitter which sends a signal warning the nearest police station that the victim needs an immediate assistance. GPS receiver is used to monitor the location of the victim. It’s basically a step to combat the unreported crimes in context to women & girls taking place in India & can be very useful if implemented

The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?

Since our model utilizes the concept of electronic tagging to a great extent; the current UK G4S administered ankle device poses a stiff competition. However, in India the use of such a device is severely limited & thus our innovation has immense market potential. Moreover, the tagging device is used to keep track of prisoners (potential offenders) whereas our device focuses on monitoring potential victims.

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What solution(s) does your initiative address to better the lives of girls and women by leveraging technology? (select all applicable)

Access to technology.

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

Through this proposal of our innovation we aim to reduce the unreported offense & put a check on women & child trafficking.
Impact cannot be described at this level of our innovation because it is currently in the Idea- phase

What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?

We hope to implement it in the most cost-effective manner & thus make it easily available for vulnerable groups (basically women)of all economic strata.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

Being students of undergraduate course, the foremost barrier for the successful implementation of our project is lack of sufficient monetary funds to develop the prototype.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone

Task 1

Concrete idea formulation

Task 2

Assembling the prototype

Task 3

Launching it in a test market

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone

Task 1

Modifying its features to make it self- reliant

Task 2

Making it accessible to the vulnerable section of women

Task 3

Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world.

This cannot be described as an "Aha" moment rather it was more of an introspection & deep realisation to think of something which could safeguard & secure women & girls from the potential offenders of the society.
It was literally disturbing for me to view the issues & consequences pertaining to the security of women & girls being dealt regularly on the front page of the daily newspapers in India. Some of the consequences described in these newspaper simply shook my inner self. And from then on I am striving hard to come up with something revolutionising that can aid to their (women & girls) safety & security for the entire 24 hrs. And my endeavours in this direction has resulted in the proposal for implementation of this standalone 'Safeguarding device'.

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At present we don't have any sponsoring partners for our innovation. It's only two of us; the innovators- AVANTIKA & JAYA

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

MiCasa - Creating Communities One Building at a Time

A web application that makes it easy for strata residents, council groups and management to create a real, harmonious community in strata buildings.

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About You

First Name

Mathew

Last Name

Peake

About Your Organization

Organization Name

Thiink Strata Online

Organization Website

Organization Country

Canada, BC, Vancouver

Country where this solution is creating social impact

Canada, BC, Vancouver

Region in BC where your solution creates social impact

Vancouver.

Is your organization a

For‐profit

How long has your organization been operating?

1‐5 years

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Select the stage that best applies to your solution

Growth (your pilot is up and running, and starting to expand)

How long have you been in operation?

Operating for 1‐5 years

Which of the following best describes the barrier(s) your solution addresses? Choose up to two

Access, Transparency.

The Need: Describe the need for your solution and the size and characteristics of the community(ies) your solution is engaging

Over the past 5 years throughout British Columbia, the popularity of high density strata living has collided with the rapid adoption of web and mobile technology. The result has been an increase in demand from B.C’s 700,000 (approx.) strata residents for technology that creates community, opens communication and provides operational transparency.

B.C’s Property Management companies cannot meet the evolving technology needs of strata residents due to limited technical capabilities.

We’ve discovered that dynamics such as age, computer literacy, language, access to technology and location exist in MiCasa’s target market (B.C. strata residents). We can always do a better job of understanding the effects of these dynamics on our target market.

The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!

MiCasa fills the gap between the technology needs of B.C strata residents and the capabilities of Property Managers.

MiCasa is a web application specifically built for strata residents. We are focused on using technology to:

Build harmonious communities - get to know your neighbours, meet people with similar interests, improve strata security.
Improve communication - engage residents in discussion, access strata documents, paperless archives and instant correspondence.
Provide operational transparency - notify residents, understand what’s happening at the management/council level.

Property Managers can provide a whole new level of service, by providing instant access to strata information, approved tradespeople and FAQ’s.

We address some target market dynamics by providing exceptional customer support (via phone, email or directly through the MiCasa web application) and reducing the learning curve (keeping the user experience simple). We can always do better.

The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include the primary activities involved in your solution.

MiCasa helps create harmonious communities - Use MiCasa to encourage discussion throughout the year so that by the time your Annual General Meeting rolls around, residents will be up-to-speed on strata issues requiring their attention.

Example - Landscaping: Landscaping is an important part of protecting property value in a strata building. Most landscaping project costs should be covered by the strata’s contingency fund; however, some details of a landscaping project may need to be voted on by residents during an Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The Property Manager (or landscaping committee) can upload the landscaping plan to MiCasa’s secure document storage area (instantly notifying residents), then start a landscaping discussion thread on the MiCasa Community Board.

After downloading and reading the landscaping plan, residents can choose to contribute their ideas on the Community Board thread. Some residents may prefer to just read through the comments posted by other residents.

The overall outcome is a more engaged, harmonious community, armed with enough information to make an educated decision at the AGM.

The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others working to address the same needs as you and indicate what sets you apart from them.

While MiCasa was one of the first companies to tackle the residential strata technology market, over the past 2 years competition has started to appear.

Here are a few of our competitors:

http://www.residentwebsite.com/
https://www.strataeus.com/
http://www.nexusonline.ca/

We set ourselves apart from our competition by choosing to champion B.C. Strata Residents rather than Property Management Companies. By meeting the technology needs of strata residents, we help them create harmonious communities and grow our business. By applying technology to solve real-world problems we help people live better in strata buildings.

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Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world.

MiCasa grew from my own needs as a strata resident.

I purchased my first apartment in North Vancouver around 5 years ago. While talking to some fellow residents at my first strata AGM I noted that the overall crowd feeling was confusion. Residents were concerned about casting votes on important issues that they did not fully understand.

After the meeting I approached the president of my strata council (a Property Manager himself) and asked if there was an email list that I could join to keep informed on strata related issues. I was informed that no such email list existed.

Aha!

The next morning at the office (at this time we owned a small web development company) I discussed the idea of creating a simple website for strata residents with my business partner Jonathan Hawkes. As a strata resident himself Jon loved the idea. We immediately set to work creating the first "pilot" application and eventually evolved it into the application that exists today.

Please describe the goal of your initiative; outline what you are trying to achieve

The goal of MiCasa is to redefine the way residential buildings currently operate in British Columbia. We aim to establish a new norm where owners, renters, council groups and management use technology to work together and develop a real, harmonious community. We are committed to improving the lives of people living in residential strata buildings.

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

Since launching the basic version MiCasa in Late 2011 we have recorded slower than expected growth. However, we have been working very closely with residents from the strata buildings that have adopted MiCasa and opinion is high.

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What is your projected impact over the next five years?

Five year projections

- reached 5% market traction in our Metro Vancouver sandbox.
- expanded throughout B.C.
- reached 2% market traction in Seattle or San Francisco.
- reached 2% market traction in Sydney, Australia.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

Gaining entry into strata buildings is our largest barrier to success. Once established in a strata building MiCasa is welcomed by residents. Overcoming this barrier may mean establishing distribution agreements with Property Management Companies.

Strata Property Act and Privacy Act: To overcome this potential barrier we need to effectively communicate MiCasa's alignment with these act's. Strata Residents need to feel that they are dealing with an ethical company and that their rights and privacy are being protected in accordance with these act's.

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Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

500 Strata Buildings

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone

Task 1

Refine our distribution model to generate more sales.

Task 2

Expand our customer service model so that we can more effectively listen to our users.

Task 3

Increase production in the area of application development so that we can meet the needs of our users.

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

1500 Strata Buildings

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone

Task 1

Ensure adequate access to capital. Perhaps seek outside investment or partner.

Task 2

Shift from working in business to working on business. Strategize entry into lateral markets.

Task 3

Stay focussed. Keep listening and supporting our customers. Keep innovating our product.

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Tell us about your partnerships

We have no partnerships with outside companies at this time. We are actively seeking distribution partners at the moment.

Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your solution? If so, where and why?

No. At the moment we are focussing our limited resources on refining our business model in our Vancouver market. This gives us the ability to better understand the needs of local strata communities before rolling-out province or country wide.

What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?

We are a B.C. company, but at the moment our 3 co-founders are located in Vancouver, Sydney and Vienna. We operate autonomously much of the time, so clearly defined rolls, goals and responsibilities are hugely important. We foster a business environment based on trust and mutual respect for each other. We encourage each other to excel in the areas of product and workflow innovation. Our business depends on it.

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

Nueva Oportunidad a privados de libertad

Nueva Oportunidad es un emprendimiento de innovación social. Se configura como una Fundación, que da soporte y acompañamiento a la población privada de libertad en su proceso de reinserción a la sociedad a través de desarrollo del espíritu emprendedor para generación de empleo digno, mediante la adaptación de un modelo de incubadora de empresas adaptado al centro penal.

Nueva Oportunidad es emprendimiento que se enfrentó a una realidad: el rechazo generalizado a la población privada de libertad. Para buscar una solución real y sostenible a esta problemática.

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Punadi

Tribal Welfare Department is a government organization catering to STs.
We do developmental activities for tribal communities.

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Organization: Tribal Welfare Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh Visit websitemore ↓↑ hide↑ hide

About You

First Name

Richa

Last Name

Singh

About Your Organization

Organization Name

Tribal Welfare Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

Organization Website

Organization Country

India, AP, Hyderabad

Country where this project is creating social impact

India, AP, Hyderabad

Is your organization a

Government entity

Your role in Education

Resource Officer, Social Worker.

The type of school(s) your solution is affiliated with

Public (tuition-free)

How long has your organization been operating?

More than 5 years

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Select the stage that best applies to your solution

Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

How long has your solution been in operation?

Operating for less than a year

The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?

The foundation of education in tribal children is very weak. Though efforts were provided to enhance education, but ground realities still reflect a sorry picture. We see that the problem revolves around the teachers who are the knowledge provider to students. Being their GURUS, they should be trained in the manner that they will be able to build a strong foundation for students. The problem remains in lack of support and training to teachers (no human resource development being provided to teachers. Teachers do not own the system and students thus become the major loosers of education.

The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!

Punadi is a telugu word meaning Foundation.It is a quality enhancement Programme initiated by Department of Tribal Welfare, Andhra Pradesh to achieve basic competencies among tribal children of all types of schools under the management of Tribal welfare department. We are focusing on children from 3rd to 9th class. The objective is to achieve basic competencies in the subjects of Telugu, mathematics,English and Life Skills; Improving quality of class room process so as to achieve the basic competencies. Through teaching lifeskills we will be able to advance empathy in education fields of tribal children.The Programme covers all the children studying from classes 3rd to 9th of all Government Primary School, Ashram Schools, Residential Schools, and Tribal Welfare Hostels etc. functioning under the management of department of Tribal Welfare. The purpose is Understanding the status of children learning performances in the basic competencies.Children are the basic stakeholder.

The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities

We are still in pilot phase.

The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?

We do not have any competitors. We, being Tribal Welfare Departmen, are focusing on Tribal Communities. I hope there will be no challenges as the message will be spread as knowledge enhancing programme of children and will be adopted by others too.

Now that you have thought out your entry, help us pitch it.

Define your company, program, service, or product in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]

We,Tribal Welfare Department being a government entity caters to tribal communities(STs).

Identify what is innovative about your solution in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]

Providing a platform where teachers will own the system and consider for bright future of tribal childrens.

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What has been the impact of your solution to date?

The project is still in pilot phase

What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?

Building the competencies in tribal children. The project will be largest human development project catering to more than 13000 teachers and 3 lakhs students.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

The losing of confidence among teachers.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

BRIDGING GAPS

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone

Task 1

Making the teachers and district authority of tribal department to own the programme

Task 2

Finishing training to teachers and starting of classes for studnets

Task 3

Getting timely reports on assessment done (*fortnight basis) and identifying gaps.

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

SUSTAINING PROGRAMME

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone

Task 1

Completion of teaching to students on competencies, taking their tests and analyzing results.

Task 2

Analysing the before and after effects of Trainings and teaching on students and developing further plans

Task 3

Doing efforts for bridging the gap in lagging districts.

Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]

The project is covering entire 23 district of Andhra Pradesh. Everyday our Commissioner tribal welfare, Mr. Somesh Kumar is monitoring the status through teleconferencing and over phone. We hear from students itself how they are feeling about the programme. The student sing the song and share happliy their feelings. It make us feel proud that we are building foundation of 3 lakh students and that too minorities.

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Tell us about your partnerships

Partnership with Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, rashtriya Vidya Mission and SCERT.

What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section? [75 words]

Team withy members all of whom are confident enough to make change in society.

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

No need.

Shelters for anti social homeless peopel

Getting homeless people of the streets.
Helping the weakest of those living on the edge of society.

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Background Information

First Name

Mette

Last Name

Vestergaard

The competition is only open to people between 18-34 years-old and resident in UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark or the Netherlands. Does this apply to you

Yes.

Country of residence of entrepreneur

Denmark

Tell us about your personal background. Why are you passionate about this issue? Making an idea a reality takes innovation, dedication and strong leadership. Do you have the necessary entrepreneurial skills to realize your vision?

I am studying Industrial and furniture design at school of architecture in Aarhus.
I have worked whit sustainability on a few projects. I am specially interested in social sustainability and helping people to help them selves.

About Your Organization

Organization Name

Organization Website

Organization Country

Denmark, AR

Country where this project is creating social impact

Denmark, AR, Aarhus

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

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The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?

a lot of homeless people in Denmark are on the streets because of psychic problems, and a lot of these people are anti social, and cant cope with the night shelters where a lot of homeless people sleep.

The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!

To make it easier for these people to get of the cold ground and under shelter i have designed small wooden shelters. The form of the shelters are proportioned for sitting, sleeping and standing outside. The crooked form is suppose to give awareness to the fact that homeless people are a part of our society.
To make this a social project, the houses are to be build by carpenter-students as a construction project.

The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities

Outdoor shelters, one person only, will make a differences for the homeless people who would otherwise sleep on the street ore on a bench. To me, sustainability is a lot about "the better choice" whether it is using fsc-wood instead of illegal wood, ore giving a homelessn person a better place to sleep.

The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?

As my project is non-profit, the more the merrier.!

Select the stage that best applies to your business

Operating for 1-5 years

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What is the social impact you have had to date and how you measure it?

As the project is still on paper only, the project have only been used to start discussion about homeless people, why they are homeless and what kinde of problems they deal whit.

What barriers might hinder the success of your business? How do you plan to overcome them?

the problem might be an unwillingness to help these people, because op an opinion that they should just get of the streets. The problem is awareness, and the solution might be to tell more about the homeless lives.

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How does your model address financial, social, and environmental sustainability?

The financial aspect of this project will be based on organisations only, it is not suppose to generate money for me ore anyone else, but to generate a better and more healthy alternative to the people who live on the edge of our society.

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How do you see social entrepreneurship contributing to the improvement of developing countries?

What aspects of your stay in Uganda as part of the competition do you think you will find most challenging and rewarding?

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Go to Project: Eniware: Portable Power-Free Medical Equipment .

Eniware portable sterilizer

Infection prevention and room-temperature, power-free gas sterilization for medical instruments in under-resourced health care settings.

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About You

First Name

Myra

Last Name

Donnelley

About Your Organization

Organization Name

Eniware

Organization Website

Organization Country

United States, DC, Washington

Country where this project is creating social impact

India

Is your organization a

For‐profit

How long has your organization been operating?

Less than a year

Has the organization received awards or honors? Please tell us about them

We're still too new, but "watch this space!".

References - Please provide two references with a two-sentence biography, email address, and phone number for each

Dr. Daniel J. Carucci MD, MSc, PhD:

Dr. Carucci, is the President of Global Health Consulting, Inc. providing consulting services to for-profit and non-profit organizations, international NGOs, multilateral and service organizations who are working toward improving the impact of global health investments. As Vice President for Global Health at the United Nations Foundation, Dr. Carucci supported programs and fostered diverse partnerships to address the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, and as Director of the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, he oversaw a $200 million investment portfolio of research programs supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in cutting edge technologies directed at solving technical barriers to improved global health.

dan@globalhealthconsulting.com
Cell +1 (202) 607-7374

Dr. Linda Wright, MD, Deputy Director for Research for Mothers and Children; Director, Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Linda has been Deputy Director of the Center for Research for Mothers & Children (CRMC) since 2003, and between 1989 and 2003, she served as the Program Director of the Neonatal Research Network (NRN), a group of 16 academic medical centers that redefined neonatology as an evidence-based specialty. Dr. Wright provides a unique breadth and depth of expertise in the domestic and developing worlds and has strong ties to other NIH Institutes, funding agencies, non-governmental organizations, and industry.

Phone: 301-402-0830
E-mail: WrightL@mail.nih.gov

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Select the stage that best applies to your solution

Idea (you're poised to launch)

How long have you been in operation?

Operating for less than a year

Which of the following best describes the barrier(s) your innovation addresses? Choose up to two

Access, Equity.

The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?

Infection and disease transmission in clinics and hospitals afflict millions in the developing world. Sterile medical equipment can mean the difference between life and death. Healthcare associated infection rates in developing countries range from 15% to 40% or more. With the expansion of basic surgery,the problem grows as access to healthcare grows. Potentially lifesaving procedures tragically cripple or kill millions of men,women and children due to lack of affordable,effective sterilization of medical equipment. Safe,effective surgical interventions lower maternal/child mortality and morbidity. Individual health gains benefit the health of society;1/3 of injury-related deaths in the developing world occur in the most economically productive segment of the population - working adults.

The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!

Eniware has licensed a proven, effective NO2 gas sterilization technology from Noxilizer, Inc. NO2 sterilization works at room temperature without electricity. It can sterilize temperature and vacuum sensitive items such as pre-filled syringes and complex or delicate diagnostic devices as well as basic medical supplies in a short period of time. A portable, small-scale sterilization chamber consisting of a plastic bag or box and a simple way to release a small capsule of NO2 would enable healthcare workers to safely sterilize vital supplies anywhere at any time. This approach is scalable, both in terms of unit size and production. The simplicity of the concept provides for minimal training requirements, widespread use, expanded access to safe and effective sterilization, and cost-efficient function at the point of care. The Eniware solution is designed for low- and no-resource settings including disaster areas, conflict zones and hospitals and clinics in the developing world.

The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities

The sterilization challenge is best understood as an ever-expanding effort to provide low-cost infection prevention and safe, high quality healthcare in any setting. Affordable and effective sterilization of medical instruments and devices addresses three interrelated challenges in global health:
1) Healthcare associated infections (HCAI)
2) Expanding basic surgical care
3) Preventing disease transmission: HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and other diseases
However, resource-limited settings with poor access to reliable electricity and/or clean water inhibit community health workers from effectively sterilizing medical instruments. Eniware's proven technology and cost-effective sterilization will close that gap. For example, WHO estimates that 50 - 100,000 women annually develop obstetrical fistulas, and more than 2M women worldwide live with this devastating condition caused by tissue death during obstructed labor. Low-cost, reliable Eniware sterilization would enable trained birth attendants and community health workers to safely prevent fistula through caesarian section, as well as repair existing fistulas, without fear of contracting life-threatening infection. The ability to efficiently and effectively sterilize medical instruments and thereby expand access to safe, basic surgery is key to restoring these hundreds of thousands of injured women to health and productivity in their families and communities.

The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?

In resource-limited and remote environments NO2 sterilization provides the ability to truly sterilize instruments and equipment independent of electrical power or other fuel sources. The system is compatible with a wider array of medical equipment than traditional hi-temp, steam autoclaves. The characteristics of the NO2 gas also provide considerable benefits compared with other gas steriliants like H2O2 and EO: NO2 can penetrate packaging and complex devices,it does not leave residue,it is not explosive and it sterilizes completely even at low concentrations. These traits will allow for an affordable,effective and adaptable sterilization system that requires very little training and can be deployed anywhere from rural and community clinics to field hospitals and disaster relief teams.

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Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world.

Eniware's founder,Dr. James Bernstein,instantly recognized the potential for Noxilizer's patented ground-breaking gas sterilant technology to become a game-changer in under-resourced health care settings. When he learned that Noxilizer's business plan focused exclusively on sales to North American/European medical manufacturers and hospitals, Dr. Bernstein licensed the proven patented process for healthcare settings in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and for military and humanitarian uses worldwide. Originally developed by Noxilizer to sterilize heat- and water-sensitive high tech medical devices (such as endoscopes) in first world tertiary care hospitals,Eniware's room-temperature,power-independent adaptation of Noxilizer's NO2 sterilization has the potential to prove an unprecedented boon to community health workers,military first responders and disaster relief professionals,enabling fast,safe and cost-effective sterilization of medical instruments any time, anywhere.

Please describe the goal of your initiative; outline what you are trying to achieve

We are trying to improve health equity worldwide by improving access to basic surgery through infection protection and low-cost, power independent sterilization of medical equipment. We are particularly committed to reducing maternal and child morbidity and mortality, to reducing the spread of infectious blood-borne diseases including HIV/AID and hepatitis, and protecting the lives, well-being and productivity of injured people everywhere.

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

Dr. Bernstein began building the Eniware team in November 2011. Currently we are working with Dr. Linda Wright of NIH's Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research toward clinical field trials of prototype models (one portable plastic bag, one tabletop hard case)in the NICHD settings in India, Kenya, Pakistan and Zambia. We will be partnering with university-based teams to develop the prototypes and with Noxilizer to lab test them for safety and effectiveness. Our integrated development model is designed to develop client streams and distribution/training partners as we develop and field test our prototype models. We are working with Dr. Dan Carucci and other experienced global health professionals to identify and build these partners. Right now we are at the "idea, about to launch" stage. Check back with us in a year and two years for evidence-based data on our impacts!

What is your projected impact over the next five years?

Marketing and distribution will be achieved through a phased strategy. Initial penetration will be through key partnerships with established humanitarian and global health programs such as Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF),the International Committee of the Red Cross(ICRC),UNICEF,Mercy Corps,Partners in Health(Harvard),the Dartmouth Global Health Initiative(GHI) and Gates Foundation HIV prevention grantees. Project partners acquire products for their own use and for local distribution, and train humanitarian responders and local healthcare providers in product use/maintenance. Here are 3 statistics we hope to positively impact: 350,000 maternal deaths from pregnancy complications, 2M women living with fistula, and neonatal infections 20x the rate of the developed world.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

FDA approval of Noxilizer's patented technology is in process. Our device(s) using their licensed technology will be tested and verified by Noxilizer and certified under their approval. We will also seek CE certification for Eniware products manufactured for use in the developing world. We do not anticipate any high regulatory barriers to certification due to our partnership Eniware. Currently, the only critical obstacles to success would be loss of any key personnel before Year Two.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone

Task 1

Establish academic partner(s) for prototype design

Task 2

Test and verify prototypes in partnership with Noxilizer

Task 3

Identify and build partnerships for distribution and training

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone

Task 1

Clinical field trials of device(s) in partnership with NIH and CDC

Task 2

Finalize partner agreements to use and distribute device(s)

Task 3

Develop and coordinate field training protocols and supports

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Tell us about your partnerships

We are currently partnered with Noxilizer and NICHD. In the coming months we will hope to formally partner with an academic institution and the CDC for prototype development and a clinical trial. Next we will build out our partnerships to global health organizations, global health funders and disaster response/humanitarian relief organizations. Finally, we will partner with government/inter-governmental agencies including USAID, UNICEF and Ministries of Health.

Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?

Our license is for health care settings in the developing world including Africa, Asia (except Japan)and the Middle East, and for military and disaster/humanitarian relief worldwide. Our first locations will be those for the clinical trials at Global Network sites in India, Kenya, Pakistan and Zambia. These sites have a particular commitment to data-driven, evidence-based practice. Plus they are incredibly open to working with us.

What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?

We operate a lean and mean, high function fast-track team in our virtual office and on site in Washington, DC. We are highly collaborative with just enough ego to think we can pull this off, but not so much that we get in our own way. We are entrepreneurial in temperament with diverse and complementary skill sets. We are all committed to a shared vision of health equity and "doing good, better."

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

Educateurs Sans Frontieres established by the Association Montessori Internationale

Location

Amsterdam
Netherlands
52° 21' 50.7924" N, 4° 53' 41.748" E

A new program for those in the Montessori Movement who are actively involved, or interested, in working to create more harmonious neighbourhoods, communities, regions, countries, and the world through new forms of collaboration and innovation, both small and large.

Dr Montessori's work can be applied in a wide variety of ways that can benefit the cause of the child beyond the school and the home. . . . in any place, within all social strata, through public or private agencies, in settings rural, urban and remote.

Global Citizen Media Training Project

Citizen media is growing by the day. Under-served communities need access to internet services, and the use of the latest technology, enabling people to participate in social and community engagement. The proposed Changeshop is a spin-off from the Ethical Citizen Media entry in the Google Citizen Media contest. This project incorporates STEM principles, as a way to promote STEM projects in urban America, and on a global scale.

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Vivir Saludable / Healthy Living

The project “Healthy Living” is a long term initiative aimed at providing socio economic development of the rural communities affected by the Chagas disease (ECh) in the province of Loja in Southern Ecuador. With an integral approach, this public health strategy is intended to prevent the transmission of ECh and other diseases related to poverty, by facilitating human sustainable and continued participation process of human development for the involved populations.

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About You

First Name

Mario

Last Name

Grijalva

Twitter

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About Your Organization

Organization Name

Centro de Investigación en Enfermedades Infecciosas de la Pontificia Universdad Católica del Ecuador

Organization Phone

593 2 2991700

Organization Address

Av. 12 de Octubre 1076 y Roca

Organization Country

Ecuador, P

Country where this project is creating social impact

Ecuador, L

Is your organization a

Not registered

How long has your organization been operating?

More than 5 years

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Vivir Saludable / Healthy Living

What change do you want to bring to the world?

The project “Healthy Living” is a long term initiative aimed at providing socio economic development of the rural communities affected by the Chagas disease (ECh) in the province of Loja in Southern Ecuador. With an integral approach, this public health strategy is intended to prevent the transmission of ECh and other diseases related to poverty, by facilitating human sustainable and continued participation process of human development for the involved populations. This project is based on the information gather throughout ten years of biologic, epidemiologic and social research on ECh in Southern Ecuador.

What are the primary activities of your project?

The five action lines of “Healthy Living” are based on the priorities defined by the communities and these are: 1) improve the access to healthcare, 2) infrastructure development (roads, water supply, housing) 3) increase employment and economic resources opportunities 4) training to the financially active population and 5) strengthen the safety within the households and the community.

Among its main activities we find:
• Consultation processes to establish intervention priorities and organizational models appropriate to the context.
• Education on health addressed to different actors within the community and based on clinic activities (Physical and laboratory tests).
• Environmental education aimed at recognizing and maintaining local resources such as drinkable water and biodiversity; a combination of academic knowledge with local stories.
• Generation of economic activities that allow generating income to local inhabitants (commercialization of products, crafts production, ecotourism, among others)
• Housing improvements by means of research processes that enable the design of healthy housing adapted to the needs, possibilities and wishes of the community.
• Accompaniment to organization activities and decision making and local resources management processes.
• Strict documentation of all the activities and processes so that these can be replicated in other communities within the region.
• Permanent assessment of activities’' effects.

What is innovative about your initiative? How is it a new contribution to the field?

Chagas disease is caused by the Trypanosome cruzi parasite, transmitted by the stool of insects of the subfamily Triatominae. These insects proliferate in precarious rural houses. This disease has become into a worldwide concern since the incidence of the disease stop being restricted to endemic countries within America due to the high rte of migration of Latin American people to northern hemisphere countries. The Healthy Living initiative is developed within this context and its main challenge is to understand the interaction and dynamics among the communities, the socio economic systems and the ecosystems. We believe that our mission as healthcare professionals, development and academics, is to support, guide and channel the community strengths towards a “healthy life” that promotes social change through the integral improvement of the life conditions of the communities involved. In order to achieve these goals we must understand and improve the interactions among community members and the environment, so that communities achieve integral benefits with benefits that promote the control of the Chagas disease in southern Ecuador. Likewise, we promote the government involvement and strengthening and the collaboration among non government organization working in the area. We base our intervention in data obtained Turing the last 10 years of multidisciplinary research in southern Ecuador.

What stage is your project in?

Operating for 1‐5 years

Tell us about the community that you engage? eg. economic conditions, political structures, norms and values, demographic trends, history, and experience with engagement efforts.

Guara, Bella María and Chaquizhca communities were affected in the province due to the presence of insects within the households. Speedy social, clinic, economic, political and ecological test under an environmental impact analysis framework enabled us to learn about the context in which the intervention would be initiated. In brief, the life conditions within the area are linked to poverty traps which hinder the construction of healthy environments: lack of employment, weak family economies, limited access to basic services (drinkable water, sanitation, healthcare providers etc.). Main community strengths include a favorable environment to agriculture production, the biodiversity of the area, indigenous practices and traditional farming, networks of local regional and national organizations that work in the development of the area and an active communication network (schools, local radio and mobile phone). On the other hand, the challenges that the community will have to face are mainly the lack of social cohesion, the weakness of the local response to the needs of the community and the urgent challenges regarding the areas’ infrastructure (roads, water supply and sewerage). The communities have actively worked as the managers of the initiative.

Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project

Mario J. Grijalva studied biology in Ecuador 1992 and obtained a doctorate degree in United States in 1997. As from 2000 he works as Director in the Infectious diseases Research Center of the Ecuador’s’ Catholic University as well as professor in the Faculty of Medicine of the Ohio University USA. As from 1992 Mario has done research on the Chagas disease in Ecuador and has published 27 scientific studies at international level. As from 1999 he has been working in the development of the research capacity in Ecuador through the creation of infrastructure and education of professionals at local level. Although broad scientific information has been generated, the conditions of the population in the areas affected by Chagas disease has been slightly modified during the last decade. The Healthy Living initiative is developed due to the need of creating a long-term demonstrative control model on ECh in Ecuador, which based on the application of scientific knowledge and the participation of the communities, manages to be replicable and sustainable. By means of the hard work and the dedication devoted by a team of young Ecuadorian scientist, Mario achieved that government and non government organizations within the area support his initiative. His trajectory is acknowledged at national and international level and this guarantees the projects.
http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/dbms-grijalva/

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Please describe how your project has been successful and how that success is measured

A scientific experiment is reliable only to the extent that the obtained measures can be reproduced, that is to say it lacks random measurement error. The project includes a consistent system to gather data in the field which enables the development of research that supports the formulation of a model of eradication of the Chagas disease in Ecuador. All data collected, within the field and the laboratory, are stored in data bases that allow the registration of the present situation and monitoring to possible changes in the behavior of the disease. Eventually the knowledge generated will be shared with the scientific community, organizations focused on healthcare and the community in general. A consistent, reliable and reproducible data Collection allow the reliable assessment of the Chagas disease in Ecuador and in the rest of the globe. Probably the most important parameter of project’s evaluation is the receptivity of local residents upon the arrival of different intervention groups and the horizontality of the relationships built among all stakeholders.

How many people have been impacted by your project?

101-1,000

How many people could be impacted by your project in the next three years?

More than 10,000

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

Support the creation of community scenarios for decision making; facilitate the access to government instances aimed at resource management and strengthen the skills of the community.

Task 1

Generation of organization skills through communitarian meetings using shared need as axis. The implementation of drinkable water system is being used as a basis to this purpose.

Task 2

Permanent accompaniment, support and advice to community leaders and the community in general aimed at solving their needs. Rights and obligation of residents are acknowledged.

Task 3

Provide community residents with training on several issues of interest that promote human and economic development.

Identify your 12-month impact milestone

1.Promote the access to the basic infrastructure required to improve the life conditions of the population.
2.Generate an integral Communications strategy.
3 Funds management.

Task 1

Accompaniment in the process of management and implementation of drinkable water system which will be provided by Ayuda en Acción.

Task 2

Provide support to improve the access of the communities through "Participative budgets, implemented meeting in local governments.

Task 3

Improve healthcare through training to community health care providers.

How will your project evolve over the next three years?

Over the upcoming eight years the Healthy Living initiative must evolve in the design of a housing model that hinders insects’ infections which can be implemented, replicable and extendable, socially equitable, ecologically sustainable and adapted to the cultural and social reality of the communities. This housing model must be created, installed and assessed to allow it replicability within other Cantón Calvas areas and then in the whole province of Loja. In this regard, the project will carry out a strict documentation of the process and will mainly work on the strengthening of the social and local government organizations. Likewise it will promote the initiative at national and international level to gather resources for its implementation.

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What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

The Healthy Living initiative does not intend to change people’s behavior, on the contrary it aims at stimulating people’s critical and creative thinking so that they manage to administer their lives and take the responsibility of maintaining the initiative in an autonomous manner. The hugest challenge for this intervention is to understand the interactions and dynamics between communities, socio political and economic systems and the eco-systems. Many development and healthcare professionals support the idea that the intervention must provide communities with support to solve their problems in contrast with public health inflexible traditional models. Thus, the Healthy Living initiative is based on the acceptance that the each the uniqueness of each community defines the development and undertakes more healthy lifestyles.
On the other hand, there are certain barriers that have been identified as from execution in the field. It is about the lack of social cohesion within communities and the lack of action in the agreed commitments by the local government. Instead of considering these obstacles to the success of the initiative we might think about these as issues that may delay the achievement of goals.

Tell us about your partnerships

Te intervention aims at joining the efforts carried out by local, national and international organizations present in La Loja province by integrating their own activities with government initiatives such as Participative Budgets and the Good Living Plan (Sumac Kasey). Likewise the project is interested in working jointly with civil organizations, leaded by the decentralized Cantón Calvas Autonomous Government and the Ministry of Public Health, to support inclusion and participation of families in finding their own solution applying a critical and reflexive analysis from their own reality,
Te initiatives technical direction is in charge of Dr. Mario J. Grijalva, Director of the Tropical Disease Institute within Ohio University and the Tropical Diseases’ Research Center in Pontifical Catholic University in Ecuador. Also, the project has a Coordinating Committee composed by representatives from the following institutions: Guara,s communitarian development committee, Luranda, Chaquizhca and Bella María (CODECOM) GADCC) decentralized Cantón Calvas Autonomous Government, The Minister of Public Health, Plan Internacional (PLAN) Ayuda en Acción Foundation, Ohio University Pontifical Catholic University in Ecuador (PUCE). This committee is responsible for supporting the formulation of an action plant, provide support for the execution of specific activities and assess the progress of the initiative. Lastly, the Ministry of Health facilitates insects’ controls within communities and support the communitarian healthcare work

Current annual budget of project, in US dollars

$10,001‐50,000

Explain your selections

AS from 2008, the year when we carried out the first visit to the communities that are now part of the study, inhabitants have always showed interest in the interventions performed by our team. The interest expressed by the community the support provided by Plan Internacional who has been working in the field and providing support to our interventions as from 2003, allowed us to think ahead, Healthy Living, an integral strategy to control de Chagas disease in Ecuador applying a perspective focused on the people and the environment .Within this context, individuals, government and non government organizations and universities became into the actors in the development scenario. The combination of knowledge and capacities turned this initiative into a challenge that had to be taken and achievable.
The initiative promotes a financial co-participation of benefited individuals. In this manner the economic effort made by families, as well as their contribution in terms of work or local materials, make them value the achievements and contribute to improve the population’s moral and self esteem. Also, the resident’s management before the government and non government organizations is facilitated and technical support to them is supported so that at national level they administer the resources which enable them to meet the needs of the population. These efforts are supplemented by the management of international of financial support to document the process and assess the effectiveness of the activities.

How do you plan to strengthen your project in the next three years?

Local NGOs, Ayuda en Acción and Plan Internacional have been enthusticic about the identification of investors interested in the initiative. The trajectory of both institutions makes this process potentially favorable to the project. On the other hand, Ohio University (OU) Pontifical Catholic University in Ecuador (PUCE) are constantly looking for opportunities that generate sustainability to the project at short an long term. This initiative is designed in such manner that to the extent the project moves forward the results obtained feedback the huge possibilities of receiving local and international funds. The direct relationship between PUE and OU favors ad facilitated the scenario for this purpose.
In addition the project emphasizes the development of the local government capacity to manage funds and implement actions that meet the needs of the community. The progressive strengthening of the local capacities will translate into the strengthening of the project.
Last, the design f integral communication campaign will allow strengthening the participation and commitment of benefited individuals at community level, it will facilitate the fulfillment of commitments by local and national organizations and will facilitate fund raising and will set the pattern for replicating the initiative in other communities in the region, province and country.

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Which barriers to health and well-being does your innovation address?
Please select up to three in order of relevancy to your project.

PRIMARY

Incentives for unhealthy living

SECONDARY

Limited access to preventative tools or resources

TERTIARY

Lack of access to targeted health information and education

Please describe how your innovation specifically tackles the barriers listed above.

Community participation is the key fundamental of the Healthy Living initiative. By means of the promotion of a genuine and participative leadership within the communities, decisions will be taken in a consensus of opinion to improve the life conditions of the community. Training process addressed to members of the community and the strengthening institutions at local level will allow the mobilization of resources that improve the access to tools that improve wellbeing and promote the prevention of diseases and improve people’s safety and properties. Finally, the communication campaign will help to enlarge the knowledge about the problems and their solutions, as well as the promotion of constructive and healthy habits.

How are you growing the impact of your organization or initiative?
Please select up to three potential pathways in order of relevancy to you.

PRIMARY

Repurposed your model for other sectors/development needs

SECONDARY

Enhanced existing impact through addition of complementary services

TERTIARY

Influenced other organizations and institutions through the spread of best practices

Please describe which of your growth activities are current or planned for the immediate future.

At present the initiative is ending the formative research phase, during which information on the present situation of the community, local and national stakeholders were gathered. We are now strengthening local leadership within communities. The next step is to make use of said information to design the concrete interventions to be carried out. This is a participative process where beneficiaries will be supported to analyze the gather information and propose specific actions. These actions will be converted into financing proposals at local, national and international level, which will be followed by management and implementation.

Do you collaborate with any of the following: (Check all that apply)

Government, NGOs/Nonprofits, Academia/universities.

If yes, how have these collaborations helped your innovation to succeed?

The Academy is where the initiative is originated. Data gathered by the scientific research in the Pontifical Catholic University and the Ohio University support the project. Research has been carried out in cooperation with the Ecuadorian Ministry of Public Health local councils and NGOs working in the field. The serious trajectory, clear funds management and production of products have provided the group leading the project with high credibility. All these activities leaded to developing functional collaborative relationships among all organizations involved which translate into huge public response at local, national and international level.

Esparcimiento y Recreación para mejorar la Salud

Mejorar la salud de la población mediante el uso de espacios de esparcimiento y recreación públicos (parques) en las ciudades.
Estos lugares deben tener la conservación y seguridad adecuadas para que los ciudadanos practiquen actividad física de forma agradable y segura.

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First Name

Ebert

Last Name

Poquioma

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About Your Organization

Organization Name

Esperantra

Organization Website

Organization Phone

Organization Address

Organization Country

n/a

Country where this project is creating social impact

n/a

Is your organization a

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How long has your organization been operating?

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Esparcimiento y Recreación para mejorar la Salud

What change do you want to bring to the world?

Mejorar la salud de la población mediante el uso de espacios de esparcimiento y recreación públicos (parques) en las ciudades.
Estos lugares deben tener la conservación y seguridad adecuadas para que los ciudadanos practiquen actividad física de forma agradable y segura.

What are the primary activities of your project?

Generar el diseño arquitectónico de centros de esparcimiento urbanos, comprometiendo a las autoridades locales (municipios) y regionales.
Promocionar la actividad física en todas las edades
Comprometer la seguridad (policía) como resguardo (en zonas pobres los parques son tomados por mendigos, delincuentes, drogadicción).

What is innovative about your initiative? How is it a new contribution to the field?

La innovación está en facilitar espacios seguros y confortables para la práctica de actividad física.

What stage is your project in?

Idea phase

Tell us about the community that you engage? eg. economic conditions, political structures, norms and values, demographic trends, history, and experience with engagement efforts.

Beneficiará a las poblaciones de zonas pobres, que se inhiben de hacer actividad física fuera de la casa porque no hay espacios adecuados.

Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project

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Please describe how your project has been successful and how that success is measured

En los últimos 10 años la ciudad de Lima ha tenido mejoras en parques y ciclovías; sin embargo falta el componente de mantenimiento y seguridad.
Los resultados se medirán a mediano plazo en el incremento de la actividad física y la reducción de obesidad ; y a largo plazo en la disminución de la incidencia y mortalidad por enfermedades crónicas (diabetes, hipertensión arterial, infarto al miocardio, cáncer, accidente vascular cerebral).

How many people have been impacted by your project?

More than 10,000

How many people could be impacted by your project in the next three years?

More than 10,000

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

Compromiso de los gobiernos locales y regionales.

Task 1

Proporcionar el diseño de parques y elegir el lugar

Task 2

Coordinar el financiamiento para estas obras

Task 3

Comprometer la participación de Municipio, Policía y Sector Salud

Identify your 12-month impact milestone

Incremento de la población haciendo actividad física y disminución de la obesidad

Task 1

Los gobiernos locales asumen el mantenimiento de los nuevos parques

Task 2

La Policía cubre y resguarda los parques 18 horas al día

Task 3

Mayor Promoción de la actividad física

How will your project evolve over the next three years?

Contar con un parque agradable y seguro por cada 10,000 personas; la población haciendo actividad física

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What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

Falta de interés de las autoridades locales; a quienes se les tiene que explicar la importancia de este proyecto

Tell us about your partnerships

Municipios
Policía
Autoridades de Salud
Empresa privada (publicidad)

Current annual budget of project, in US dollars

$10,001‐50,000

Explain your selections

Promover actividad física es tarea de varios socios: los municipios y policía por su responsabilidad ante la población; la empresa privada por la responsabilidad social y marketing

How do you plan to strengthen your project in the next three years?

Creando espacios donde sean necesarios, con mantenimiento (conservación) y seguridad adecuados.

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Which barriers to health and well-being does your innovation address?
Please select up to three in order of relevancy to your project.

PRIMARY

Limited access to preventative tools or resources

SECONDARY

Health behavior change

TERTIARY

Incentives for unhealthy living

Please describe how your innovation specifically tackles the barriers listed above.

Mediante confort y seguridad para realizar actividad física en parques, dismunyendo la obesidad y evitando las enfermedades no transmisibles

How are you growing the impact of your organization or initiative?
Please select up to three potential pathways in order of relevancy to you.

PRIMARY

Grown geographic reach: Within host country

SECONDARY

Enhanced existing impact through addition of complementary services

TERTIARY

Leveraged technology

Please describe which of your growth activities are current or planned for the immediate future.

La organización está creciendo en actividades porque se está enfocando en métodos de prevenir las Enfermedades No Transmisibles.

Do you collaborate with any of the following: (Check all that apply)

Government, Technology providers, NGOs/Nonprofits, Academia/universities.

If yes, how have these collaborations helped your innovation to succeed?

Actualmente, en el Perú se está sensibilizando a muchos sectores para contribuir en reducir la carga de enfermedades crónicas

Discover and share the true story one bite at a time

Everyone plays a role in creating, validating and extending the big story with information bites they know.

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About You

First Name

Nicolas

Last Name

di Tada

Facebook URL

About Your Organization

Organization Name

InSTEDD iLab América Latina

Organization Website

Organization Country

Argentina, B

Country where this project is creating social impact

n/a

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

How long has your organization been operating?

1‐5 years

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Discover and share the true story one bite at a time

Select the stage that best applies to your solution

Idea (you're poised to launch)

How long have you been in operation?

Still in idea phase, but looking to launch soon

THE NEED: Describe the need for your solution and the size/dynamic of the community (ies) you will engage

The true story of any social event is a complex and changing network of information bites. These include events, people, places, reasons why things happen, dates and times, etc. Putting this together collaboratevely today takes time and happens away from where things are happening. Each person can share or validate little bits of the story but nowadays there is no way to do this collaboratively and in real time. The real problem is that the story closest to the reality lies in the hands of a distributed group of people that may or may not know each other without a way to converge or revolve around the truth.

THE SOLUTION: Please explain what your solution offers and how it is innovative. How will you put your solution into the hands of users or beneficiaries? Be specific!

Our solution offers a way for everyone, anywhere, to send a short message relevant to what's going on around them. This information bites are collected and curated into a structured "mini-wikipedia" of places, events, causalities, and consequences. Anybody can act both as a journalist or as a curator, by expanding, complementing or contradicting each bite of information. People can also confirm or deny information pieces based on their observation or beliefs.

THE MODEL: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference through use of information technology and media

Citizens in the field would interact with the system through SMS, Twitter, email or even voice calls. A dialog between citizens and the system would go like this.

A Citizen in Libya starts by sending a text message to a local phone number with "NATO is bombing civilian buildings". The system will reply with a message confirming the reception and will ask for more information about when, why, what happened before or after in short, individual messages. The citizen could also add additional bites of information at his own will.

In parallel the system would send this new information bite to other users in Libya asking "Is it true that NATO is bombing civilian buildings?". People can then confirm or deny the information and can also contribute with additional bites, like exact date, place, consequences or reasons.

The result is a web of information bites, validated or refuted individually by the community. This allows a more nuanced understanding and exploration of the situation. This information can be queried by the citizens themselves through text messages, etc. or could also be navigated via the web and also used by mainstream journalists to understand and influence the information requests.

THE MARKETPLACE: Who are your peers and competitors? What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?

This is a new kind of service that could built upon the collective experience of social interactions that have happened are evolving around things like Wikipedia, Twitter, Ushahidi, SwiftRiver, etc.

As far as we know there is no way right now to evolve a picture of the truth made of bites of information contributed and validated by a distributed group of citizens and journalists. This idea combines the notion of a Wiki (crowdsourced knowledge), the network model of Twitter (people contributing information, others subscribed to topics/people) with a novel concept of validation and extension of information by citizens themselves.

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FOUNDING STORY: We want to hear about your “Aha!” moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution’s potential to change the world.

While working in crowd sourcing information in Haiti, we realized that the picture of the situation does not lie in the hands of any individual. We were helping thousands of citizens get information based on data from journalist stringers, who went at great pains in understanding the situation in port au prince and missed nuances that were only apparent after the fact. The citizens knew these aspects all along and if we only had had a better way to have people collaboratively build the picture of the situation in the camps, the journalists would have had better information and events like the rapid spread of cholera could have been mitigated better.

Seeing the use of social media tools in the recent events in Middle East, was a confirmation that a tool like this was worth exploring.

Specify both the depth and scale of your solution’s social impact to date

This idea is new, but our experience in Haiti shows that information in the hand of citizens causes up to 85% behavior change.

What is your projected impact within the next 1-5 years? Is your idea replicable? If so, how?

Our idea is global in scale and tools exist to create channels (text messages, voice, twitter, etc.) in different countries in easy and fast ways. The impact in each instance will depend on the situation, but will generally consist of a better collective knowledge of a story as it unfolds - including seeing divergent opinions, misinformation and gaps.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and mark growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

Have a prototype validated in a community setting

Six-Month Tasks

Task 1

Design and prototype including field user experience tests

Task 2

Prioritize and integrate communication channels such as twitter, voice, sms, etc.

Task 3

Run a pilot in 2 communities where filling knowledge gaps can have an impact

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

Have this tool in the hands of anybody that wants to use it and have active usage in 3 countries

12-Month Tasks

Task 1

Release a stable and usable version of the tool. Define impact metrics.

Task 2

Create a communications and "marketing" plan for journalists and social media

Task 3

Support a community of users and interested parties and evolve the tool in agile ways.

How many people have been impacted by your project?

Fewer than 100

How many people could be impacted by your project in the next three years?

More than 10,000

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Explain how your company, program, service or product is structured

Non-profit

What barriers have hindered the success of your project to date? How do you plan to overcome these and other challenges as you grow your solution?

We are still in the idea stage. We don't foresee any infrastructure issues. We think the biggest challenge is creating a good user experience and this can be mitigated by interaction design and rapid prototyping processes.

How do you see the information-technology and media sectors shifting over the next decade? How will your solution adapt to and/or drive that changing environment?

We see that the trends in the media sector have gone from centralized generated and mainstream distributed knowledge to a model where citizens are contributors of the journalistic process but the information is still built and curated by centralized entities. This next step we propose, involves a complete de-centralized process where each citizen can play any role ranging from reporting, validated and extending shared knowledge which can then be shared with the rest of the world.

Failure is not always an option. If your solution fails to gain traction in the next two years, what other applications of the idea could you explore?

We fail fast. We would not go on for 2 years before realizing that the idea needs adjustments and by having a constant presence in the field we expect to learn patterns and pitfalls to help us evolve the concept.

Expand on your selections, explaining how you will sustain funding

We believe we would create a valuable source of information that could tap into media revenue streams. We would have to do the market analysis, but one could imagine paid subscriptions by mainstream media who want to ask specific questions or validate facts.

Tell us about your partnerships

What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section?

Changemakers is a collaborative and supportive space. Please specify any community resources you would need to grow and sustain your initiative. Select all that apply

Specify any resources you might offer to support other initiatives. Select all that apply

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren’t specified within the list

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Define your company, program, service or product in 1-2 short sentences

Discover and share the true story one bite at a time. Everyone helps create, extend and validate the story.

Identify what is innovative about your solution in 1-2 short sentences

Everyone plays a role in creating, validating and extending the big story with information bites they know.

“Telling a Story is a Form of Activism”: Interview with Naveen Naqvi

 
Changemakers recently sat down with Naveen Naqvi, co-founder and executive director of Gawaahi, to discuss her work in Pakistan’s turbulent and often violent environment, where she uses citizen media as a tool for political engagement and raising public awareness. 
 
Gawaahi, which means “witnessing” in Urdu, is a Pakistan-based citizen-sector organization that produces digital stories of survival and resistance. Through its online platform, Gawaahi shares stories about women's human rights, child sex abuse, unfair labor practices, and religious persecution. 
 
With a background in journalism, Naqvi was previously the senior anchor and morning news presenter at DawnNews, Pakistan's first English-language channel. Before that, she was a producer for NBC News and online contributor for MSNBC.com. Naqvi is serving as an expert commentator for the Citizen Media competition.

Zabatak: the anti-crime, anti-corruption initiative

People are doing the change or at least contributing largely to it. It’s the power of people.

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First Name

Abbas

Last Name

Ibrahim

About Your Organization

Organization Name

Zabatak

Organization Website

Organization Country

Egypt, QHR

Country where this project is creating social impact

Egypt, QHR

Is your organization a

Not registered

How long has your organization been operating?

Less than a year

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Zabatak: the anti-crime, anti-corruption initiative

Select the stage that best applies to your solution

Growth (your pilot is up and running, and starting to expand)

How long have you been in operation?

Operating for less than a year

THE NEED: Describe the need for your solution and the size/dynamic of the community (ies) you will engage

After the events of Egypt 25th of Jan revolution, it has become normal to witness crime incidents on daily basis. Some were rumors and some were true. The people perception of their country has improved and it’s only through collective work that we are able to achieve the desired change. Our country still suffers from corruption that’s spreading likee cancer. We believe that if we worked together as we did in the revolution days we can change everything. The collaborative efforts and the accumulating change is the key. Everybody contributes to the bigger picture of change

Currently we are targeting people with mobile/Internet connections but soon enough we will enable the service for every average citizen.

THE SOLUTION: Please explain what your solution offers and how it is innovative. How will you put your solution into the hands of users or beneficiaries? Be specific!

We as a group of youth started this project to collect information form people in the streets. Our main focus is to provide a tool and an easy method for positive people to reports incidents that happens everywhere and these incidents are neglected all over the time. The aim of this initiative is to empower the average citizen through the usage of technology namely crowdsource reporting and interactive mapping.

The solution offers reporting crimes from any place in Egypt using PC or a mobile device, the user needs to enter a title, location on map, description of what happened, time, date and any other resources such as photos of videos which raises the credibility of the report.
On the other side users can view reported crimes, description and ranked on map view or list view to get enough information about how and when this crime happened.
Users can also specify a location to get alerts from such as their city or neighborhood. Recently we launched a blog in which we give people advices in how to protect themselves depending on data from analysed reports.

THE MODEL: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference through use of information technology and media

In a regular street, a lady is walking and suddenly a thief with a motorcycle took here bag and number of people are present on the same location. A man was able to see the criminal face features and another one was able to memorize this motorcycle number. A smart-phone holder was able to take his picture and maybe another one was able to film the whole accident. Each one holds a piece of information which is very important for the lady and for the police. The first person who saw the criminal face maybe late for work and can't give the lady the information he knows. The one who has the criminal picture maybe in a moving car and he will late post it on facebook to share with friends. Every witness will use the information he holds in not a proper way. If we were able to collect these pieces of information in one place, we will be able to create a useful information that will help us bringing the lady's bag and catch the thief. And this is what Zabatak aims at. We provide online and mobile service to collect information about crime and corruption from people and locate the information on Egypt Map.

With these information we can warn each other and locate crimes spots on the map.

Zabatak is not only asking people to report anything wrong they see but we want people to help fixing what annoys them too. They can propose solution and vote on it and we as Zabatak team take these solution and give it to people on charge to apply them.

THE MARKETPLACE: Who are your peers and competitors? What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?

So far we have no competitors. Moreover, we are cooperating with any entity interested in fighting crime and corruption.

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FOUNDING STORY: We want to hear about your “Aha!” moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution’s potential to change the world.

During the revolution, the police existence became virtually non-existent and people had to defend their own properties and also the public properties as well. And to make things even worse, Egypt suffered from high crime rate after the mass escape of prisoners during the 25 of jan Revolution so we decided to help people by assisting them in reporting crimes easily using new technologies such as mobile phones and Internet applications we established Zabatak website and developed mobile applications to allow reporting from any place. Zabatak is now working as a website to raise awareness against different forms of crimes and corruption, and to warn people from visiting suspicious places.

Specify both the depth and scale of your solution’s social impact to date

Our social impact and theory of change model are based on these assumptions:

We believe If people have more info about corruption and crime where they live or work, it will lead to better measurements for lessen exposure

We believe If people could report anything they see wrong and find something in return, they will feel safer and have better sense of security

We believe If people report everything wrong they see, it will be easier to generate transparent statistics and the governments wont be able to claim something that’s not happening or vice verse.

We provide a service for people to report anything wrong they see ranging from organized crimes, bribe to normal day-to-day issues like street and transportation problems.

Many people are using our services mostly for viewing reports near where they live or work. We only have 2 reported cases that the lost items where recovered using our website.

We are measuring our success with number of website visits, number of reports and Facebook likes. After 6 months of operation we achieved 60,000 visit, 600 reports and 5 likes.

What is your projected impact within the next 1-5 years? Is your idea replicable? If so, how?

The ideal way we think about this is that we shall be able to detect problems by people through their reports, monitor the resolution through analysis of the flow and actually trying to prevent it from happening again through cooperation and integration with government, NGOs, Media and Companies and through forming social pressure.

We believe that when people work together they can make a difference and that’s what we are trying to educate the people. Corrupted people will have less better chances to operate since everybody is watching. Drivers on streets will follow driving rules for fear that they might be caught on camera.
We believe that in 1-5 years we will be able to eliminate corruption and crime to a non-noticeable level and replicate our idea in neighbour couturiers

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and mark growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

Provide a channel from people-to-government and people-to-people to report instantly and anonymously.

Six-Month Tasks

Task 1

Publish the service

Task 2

Mobility

Task 3

Co-operate with government

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

Expand and Replicate

12-Month Tasks

Task 1

Expand the focus

Task 2

Create a free standalone solution

Task 3

Replicate to neighbour couturiers

How many people have been impacted by your project?

More than 10,000

How many people could be impacted by your project in the next three years?

More than 10,000

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Explain how your company, program, service or product is structured

Non-profit

What barriers have hindered the success of your project to date? How do you plan to overcome these and other challenges as you grow your solution?

We are a group of youth with limited financial resources and experience. However some individuals and NGOs believes in our cause and supporting us to drive the change.

How do you see the information-technology and media sectors shifting over the next decade? How will your solution adapt to and/or drive that changing environment?

While the previous regime has put massive restrictions upon information, we embody the value of democratization of information; the right of people to know what’s happening, when and where. Zabatak is motivated by the same concept; provide people with the right tools and they will make the change.
Also, Social media is changing the way we work and communicate and as of 25th of Jan revolution. Some call it Facebook revolution but we prefer IT revolution because IT enable people to cross the barriers that the governments draw around themselves.

Failure is not always an option. If your solution fails to gain traction in the next two years, what other applications of the idea could you explore?

what other applications of the idea could you explore? :
Our main idea it to fight crime and corruption by providing a channel from people-to-people and people-to-government. It we failed to make the government cooperate, we will stick with people-to-people and maybe people-to-NOGs to fix people needs.

Expand on your selections, explaining how you will sustain funding

We will use many business models to sustain our project:
-Google Ads model
-Subscription model for people interested in specific information, and people who want information on the go.
-Selling statistical data to media while maintaining user privacy

Tell us about your partnerships

Incubator: Tahrir2 is all about doubling the energy of the youth and getting their ideas to the second step.. We try to lower the risk on entrepreneurs while offering an environment for them to interact with each others and get tutored by top notch mentors, and yah.. we keep it fun while they build their Empire.

Media Sponsor: Age of Science Society is a non-partisan, non-religious, non-political, non-profit civil association aimed at better areas of knowledge, culture and modern science.

What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section?

We all part-timers and university students volunteers. We are currently 15 members but we are planning to grow to 30 after 2 quarters. Every member contributes with 1-2 hours a day.

Changemakers is a collaborative and supportive space. Please specify any community resources you would need to grow and sustain your initiative. Select all that apply

Investment, Human resources or talent, Marketing or media, Pro-bono help (legal, financial, etc.), Mentorship.

Specify any resources you might offer to support other initiatives. Select all that apply

Human resources or talent, Research or information, Collaboration or networking, Innovation or ideas.

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren’t specified within the list

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Zabatak is an initiative aims at fighting corruption and seeking to empower average citizen through sharing information.

Identify what is innovative about your solution in 1-2 short sentences

People are doing the change or at least contributing largely to it. It’s the power of people.

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Abayima: A Communication Sneakernet

Using SIM cards to transfer information without communication networks. The crowd becomes the carrier.

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About You

First Name

Jon

Last Name

Gosier

About Your Organization

Organization Name

Appfrica

Organization Website

Organization Country

Uganda, KMP

Country where this project is creating social impact

n/a

Is your organization a

For‐profit

How long has your organization been operating?

1‐5 years

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Abayima: A Communication Sneakernet

Select the stage that best applies to your solution

Established (you've got demonstrated success)

How long have you been in operation?

Operating for 1‐5 years

THE NEED: Describe the need for your solution and the size/dynamic of the community (ies) you will engage

Abayima targets anyone living in oppressive, restrictive, societies around the globe. It was inspired by the information networks during the most recent Uganda elections and the Arab Spring -- both situations where electronic communication networks were compromised (or complete shutdown) by authorities.

It will work in any country where there are low-end mobile phones which are the most accesible communication technology on the planet.

THE SOLUTION: Please explain what your solution offers and how it is innovative. How will you put your solution into the hands of users or beneficiaries? Be specific!

Abayima applies cold war tactics to mobile data storage and distribution.

Two events inspired the development of Abayima. In 2011 the internet in Egypt was shut off, preventing activists and dissidents from communicating with each other or the outside world. In the 2011 Uganda, during the reelection campaign of President Yoweri Museveni took control of the country's mobile carriers and had them monitor the mobile networks. This allowed him to filter out SMS communication that was disparaging to him or his supporters, while spreading electronic propaganda in the form of SMS and MMS messages to the public.

This type of conversation shaping using communication technologies echoes the intimidation and propaganda techniques used by the German and Soviet governments during World War 2 and by many other oppressive governments since.

Abayima is a communication toolkit that assumes electronic communication via internet or mobile has been compromised completely and allows activists and journalists to use SIM cards themselves to publish and distribute information freely during times of crisis. Rather than rely upon high-tech infrastructure, it relies upon centuries old information networks inspired by the Jewish resistance in WWII, the underground slave escape routes in the United States, Navajo code talkers, the war scouts of Sparta etc. There is a long lineage of using non-technical means of encryption to protect sensitive information.

In short, Abayima is a way of storing information on SIM chips which can then be put in any low end mobile phone to be read.

THE MODEL: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference through use of information technology and media

Assuming the worst case scenario of the internet being shut down, the mobile networks being compromised, and that other information sources (like the media) are being controlled, Abayima mixes traditional activist techniques with technology to spread messages.

Examples:

- A journalists writes several sensitive details and stores them to an SMS that they don't use for texting, but to share the message with only a designated part whom they would hand it to. Because the SIM isn't used for calls, the only way to intercept the message is physically.

- A group of activists could send messages between two locations using a 'runner'. When the runner arrives he hands off the SIM which will contain messages.

- SIM cards are as ubiquitous as mobile phones and its generally understood how to use them across most populations. Thus, the SIM card it self could be a publishing/distribution mechanism for messages of all types.

- For advanced users with access to computers, messages could be written on computer, encrypted with software, and stored on the SIM. The receiver would need a key to decrypt the message.

THE MARKETPLACE: Who are your peers and competitors? What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?

Most contemporary liberation technologies are so overly complex they are useless (or just not used) to the people whom they are intended to help. They also assume a lot - like the fact that internet or mobile will always be available.

Abayima assumes the worst. That information needs to be distributed across distances great or small with virtually no external network.

I do not know of any direct competitors but Abayima could be used as an add on to FrontlineSMS and Ushahidi -- to spread information of both without the communication infrastructure they both require to function.

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FOUNDING STORY: We want to hear about your “Aha!” moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution’s potential to change the world.

During the 2011 Presidential elections in Uganda, the mobile networks were compromised and data mining technologies were used against social activists who sought to use liberation technologies. While observing how people in-country used this as an opportunity to come up with innovative workarounds, I noticed there was an opportunity to use nascent human social networks and human interaction as a tool to spread electronic communication (rather than using electronic communication networks to spread the human tool of language).

Specify both the depth and scale of your solution’s social impact to date

Following the 2011 elections in Uganda, we surveyed participants of the network activity that sought to subvert the techniques the Ugandan government was using the monitor and control the public. The paper "Uganda 2011 Elections: Abiyama Post-Election Assessment" analyzed the behavior patterns of these activists and later informed our development of the Abayima product.

So in speaking of how it's been used, there is little evidence. However we believe the impact can be extremely high. In Libya, in Tunisia, in Bahrain, Syria and so many other countries, the need for communication technologies that can't be easily monitored has been demonstrated time and time again. Abayima aims to be one of many solutions available for such movements.

What is your projected impact within the next 1-5 years? Is your idea replicable? If so, how?

In countries where SIM cards can be freely interchanged, we'd like to deploy instructions and tools that would demonstrate the possibilities and needs for a product like Abayima. The most basic form of this method of communication simply requires a phone and a SIM card, however we are building software products for encryption and 'hashing' messages which can be used in addition to the non-technical products.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and mark growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

In six months we hope to reach 10,000 users.

Six-Month Tasks

Task 1

Demonstrate Abayima techniques in countries outside of Uganda.

Task 2

Identify pilot partners and begin working with them.

Task 3

Refine product and roll out new technologies.

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

In twelve months we hope to reach 100,000 users.

12-Month Tasks

Task 1

Market products and techniques.

Task 2

Work across sectors to on specific needs and uses.

Task 3

Work with partners in oppressive countries.

How many people have been impacted by your project?

101 - 1,000

How many people could be impacted by your project in the next three years?

More than 10,000

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Explain how your company, program, service or product is structured

Business

What barriers have hindered the success of your project to date? How do you plan to overcome these and other challenges as you grow your solution?

The Appfrica team has developed these products and techniques in direct response to the oppressive techniques used by the government there during the elections. For the past year, we've kept this project a secret to anyone (other than our funder Indigo Trust) to protect our sources from retaliation.

With additional funding, we would be able to scale up to properly protect people's identities, as well as begin working in other countries to spread Abayima.

How do you see the information-technology and media sectors shifting over the next decade? How will your solution adapt to and/or drive that changing environment?

The more communication technologies spread, unfortunately, the more they're abused. With Abayima, we want to anticipate a scenario where all advanced communication networks (internet, telephone, and text messaging) have been crippled or compromised to empower humans to do what they do best - spread information.

Failure is not always an option. If your solution fails to gain traction in the next two years, what other applications of the idea could you explore?

In addition to the open-source 'framework' for using SIM cards as non-transmitting ways to store information, we would develop new products however, our core mission will remain supporting offline information networks.

Expand on your selections, explaining how you will sustain funding

Appfrica is a sustainable organization with offices in Washington, DC and Kampala, Uganda. We supplement our open-source and philanthropic initiatives with our consulting work for other organizations. We have launched and scaled entirely on revenue earned with minor grants for projects in the past.

Tell us about your partnerships

Jon Gosier is a TED Fellow but has never received direct funding from TED. Appfrica has received grants in the past from Harvard Initiative for Global Health ($5,000) and Indigo Trust ($10,000).

What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section?

Abayima is more of an anthropological experiment than a techie one, and thus the types of people we'd like to engage and hire to work on this project are journalists and activists, in addition to software developers.

Changemakers is a collaborative and supportive space. Please specify any community resources you would need to grow and sustain your initiative. Select all that apply

Investment, Human resources or talent, Marketing or media, Collaboration or networking, Pro-bono help (legal, financial, etc.).

Specify any resources you might offer to support other initiatives. Select all that apply

Collaboration or networking, Innovation or ideas, Mentorship.

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren’t specified within the list

We could use help forming partnerships with human rights organizations that have experience deploying such tools and protecting users of them.

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Abayima is a communication sneakernet for oppressed journalists and activists.

Identify what is innovative about your solution in 1-2 short sentences

Using SIM cards to transfer information without communication networks. The crowd becomes the carrier.

Improvement of quality of free medical aid in private clinic by application of the Balanced Scorecard (BSC).

Our aim is to standardize high quality medical aid for all members of the society, including the needy and deprived. It will result in making more health in the society and improve the quality of life.

About You

Organization: The independent noncommercial organisation «Medical union «Realmed» Visit websitemore ↓↑ hide↑ hide

About You

First Name

Andrey

Last Name

Golubev

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About Your Organization

Organization Name

The independent noncommercial organisation «Medical union «Realmed»

Organization Website

Organization Phone

+73422604747

Organization Address

614107 Russia, Perm, Tsiolkovskogo Street, 4

Organization Country

Russia, PER

Country where this project is creating social impact

Russia, PER

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

How long has your organization been operating?

More than 5 years

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Improvement of quality of free medical aid in private clinic by application of the Balanced Scorecard (BSC).

What change do you want to bring to the world?

Our aim is to standardize high quality medical aid for all members of the society, including the needy and deprived. It will result in making more health in the society and improve the quality of life.

What are the primary activities of your project?

Creation and introduction of BSC in clinic. Creation of the basis for BSC system of motivation of the personnel. It is necessary that the clinic should work under the Program of the state guarantees of rendering of free medical aid to the population.

What is innovative about your initiative? How is it a new contribution to the field?

BBSC is an innovative system of the organization management. It is not used in Russian clinics.
This system allows to allign personal objectives of each employee with the organization objectives. In the medical organization the ultimate goals are qualitative health restoration and preservation. To reach them it is necessary to ensure that that these objectives of the organization become personal objectives of the employees. Such way of goals setting is especially important in the work under the Program of the state guarantees of rendering free medical aid to the population where the lack of resources is quite dramatic.
Now the state undertakes efforts for more quality standardization of medical aid. However, the state decisions in this direction are less effective, than BSC. On an example of our clinic we will show effectiveness BSC. Then we will suggest the state to duplicate our experience.

What stage is your project in?

Operating for 1‐5 years

Tell us about the community that you engage? eg. economic conditions, political structures, norms and values, demographic trends, history, and experience with engagement efforts.

For the last five years the state has been undertaking efforts to develop qualitative public health services in Russia. One of the ways is involvement of the private medical organizations to work under the Program of the state guarantees of free medical aid to the population.
The Medical Union "Realmed" is the first private clinic in Russia which has started to work under the Program of the state guarantees of rendering free medical aid in the area of emergency medicine.
Opinion of experts of our branch: the private-state partnership is a necessary condition of development of qualitative traditional medicine.

Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project

The founders are heads of clinics, medical doctors: a therapist, a surgeon and a traumatologist. Our love for people and our profession gives us inspiration in this project. We know how to give benefit to the society and we are able to do it and we do it. Balanced Scorecard is a tool for global improvement of quality of public health services in Russia or maybe and all over the world.

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Please describe how your project has been successful and how that success is measured

When we started to realize the project, our clinic performed the task under the Program of the state guarantees in 2 (two) out-patient medical areas – neurology and traumatology-orthopedy. The project realization resulted in expansion of the areas up to 19 (nineteen): gastroenterology, cardiology, otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics, pulmonology, rheumatology, therapy, urology, physiotherapy, functional diagnostics, ultrasonic diagnostics, obstetrics and gynecology, dermathology-venerology, neurosurgery, oncology, neurology, traumatology-orthopedy, surgery. The clinic acquired additional medical equipment and an ambulance. The clinic capacity grew from 24 000 to 94 000 visits per year under the Program of the state guarantees of rendering free medical aid to the population. It became possible to reduce sick leave peiods by 30-50 %. Additional 40 (forty) workplaces for doctors, nurses and hospital attendances were created. We got the possibility to render qualitative medical aid to the poors (about 5000 visits per year).

How many people have been impacted by your project?

1,001- 10,000

How many people could be impacted by your project in the next three years?

More than 10,000

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

1. Realization of medical aid under the Program of the state guarantees – 5 800 visits per month.
2. The amount of the budget profitable part– 2,0 million roubles a month.

Task 1

1. To continue work on BSC introduction top-level, at level of managing branches, at level of doctors.

Task 2

2. Active search of financial resources and acquisition of the medical equipment, licensing, personnel hiring.

Task 3

3. To have more people registered in our clinic within the framework of the Program of state guarantees.

Identify your 12-month impact milestone

1. Volume of realization of free medical aid - 6 100 visits a month.
2. The amount of the budget profitable part– 2,6 million roubles a month.

Task 1

1. To start motivation system creationon the basis of BSC

Task 2

2. To make active search of money resources and acquisition of the medical equipment, licensing, hiring of the personnel for the "Emergency medical aid» crew.

Task 3

3. Active cooperation with Perm city administration on development of the project “City children rehabilitation center».

How will your project evolve over the next three years?

The BSC will develop, the conformity rate of the employees personal objectives to the clinic’ objectives is expected to approximate 100 %.
The main strategic target of the clinic – creation of a network of processes for qualitative medical aid - will continue to be realized. «The city children's rehabilitation center», under the concession agreement with the city administration will be already estableished.190 workplaces for doctors, the average and younger medical personnel, teachers and attendants will be created.
Capacity of this center – 50 000 visitings in a year, more than 1000 hi-tech operations in a year.Profitable part of the budget – 50 million roubles a year.

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What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

1. Lack of financial resources.
We plan to overcome this barrier working with the Fund of regional social programs «Our future». Besides, the way the RF legislation is developing gives hope that the support of the private noncommercial medical organizations will increase.
2. Low state tariffs for medical aid.
We overcome this barrier with the help of Balanced Scorecard (BSC). Under the conditions of financial deficiency the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) allows to use the mode of strict economy (strategy «leadership on costs") and to motivate the personnel to render qualitative medical aid.

Tell us about your partnerships

We work in cooperation with our state under the Program of the state guarantees. Our strategic partners are the Fund «Our future» and the government of the Perm city.

Current annual budget of project, in US dollars

$100,000‐250,000

Explain your selections

Rendering of qualitative traditional medical aid to various strata of society – the state problem. The solution of this problem demands joint efforts of all interested parties. Therefore we actively cooperate with the state and Fund «Our future».

How do you plan to strengthen your project in the next three years?

Further development of the network of processes for rendering qualitative medical l help. Further development of Balanced Scorecard (BSC).

Challenges

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Which barriers to health and well-being does your innovation address?
Please select up to three in order of relevancy to your project.

PRIMARY

Lack of insurance/financing options for healthcare

SECONDARY

Lack of physical access to care/lack of facilities

TERTIARY

Lack of affordable care

Please describe how your innovation specifically tackles the barriers listed above.

It is obvious that state financing is not enough for rendering up-to-date medical aid to all citizens. Additional sources of financing are necessary for bringing Russian medical care in conformity with the world standards. Private means of citizens can be one of the additional sources. A medical organization which works under the Program of the state guarantees, should give possibility to the citizen to receive medical aid in accordance with the modern world standards (which are higher than those in the Program of the state guarantees. The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) allows to bridge this gap at the limited financial resources. The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) allows to render qualitative medical aid at the price affordable for various strata of the population.

How are you growing the impact of your organization or initiative?
Please select up to three potential pathways in order of relevancy to you.

PRIMARY

Influenced other organizations and institutions through the spread of best practices

SECONDARY

Enhanced existing impact through addition of complementary services

TERTIARY

Grown geographic reach: Within host country

Please describe which of your growth activities are current or planned for the immediate future.

Now we introduce Balanced Scorecard (BSC) in our clinic. Then we suggest to duplicate our experience in other medical institutions of Russia, can be in other countries as well.

Do you collaborate with any of the following: (Check all that apply)

Government, NGOs/Nonprofits, Academia/universities.

If yes, how have these collaborations helped your innovation to succeed?

The RF Government initiative of private clinics admission to the Program of the state guarantees. It will give the possibility for various strata of society to receive qualitative medical aid.
Thanks to our cooperation with the Fund «Our future» allows us to reach our purposes. The fund «Our future» also helps us to solve problems on financing our initiatives.
The invaluable contribution to our ideas realization was made by the training «The President’s program of preparation of administrative shots for the enterprises of a national economy of the Russian Federation», founded by President B.N.Yeltsin. 2008-2009 There we have got acquainted with BSC and have begun its introduction in our clinic.

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