Academify

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Academify

TanzaniaTanzania
Year Founded:
2013
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

An ICT based product that verifies academic documents, it is a web based application that caries all results for diffrent students to present.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

Please keep your response to 130 characters or less.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Academic Forgery

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

A Web and Mobile based system which verifies Individuals' academic documents.
Impact: How does it Work

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

Currently employers from different locations travel to NECTA to verify applicants documents, where as some in rural areas find it inconveniencing and expensive so they do away with verification an just recruit participants amongst those applicants some bare forgeries but it is difficult to tell. Academify reaches to every body regardless your location via mobile phones and internet which help populations in rural and grassroots get a chance to choose qualified employees faster and cheaply.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Academify is the savior / Solution that provides services needed by many Citizens (graduates and employers) in their respective locations to verify awards and fight forgery in the country.
Sustainability

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

Membership payment from Companies,Organizations and institutions and also lifetime membership from Students (Job hunters)

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

NECTA. People have to travel from different places of Tanzania, to one place which is Dar es salaam. this is tiresome and expensive.
Team

Founding Story

• Nearly 700 aspirants for public service jobs in 2012/2013 submitted forged certificates; “This is now a chronic problem in Tanzania, We (TUCTA) have been so much affected and have discovered allot of forgeries.” By Mr.Mgaya (TheCitizen) •The Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court has sentenced Felister Mpogole, 33, to two years in jail or pay a fine of Sh1 million, after being convicted with uttering forged certificates in nursing with the intention of acquiring a licence. (TheCitizen ) •According to NIDA Director, the forgeries were among the reasons that forced the authority to postpone issuing ID cards which was scheduled to start in April. The exercise was postponed until July. (TheCitizen )
About You
Organization:
NLab
About You
About Your Organization
Organization Name

NLab

Organization Country

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Country where this project is creating social impact

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

Support from Government

Sustainability
Partnerships: Tell us about your partnerships.

Tanzania Commission of Universities, National Examination Council of Tanzania. TANZICT, DTBI, Universities and collages

Closing the Loop
How does your project primarily ensure that feedback delivers results?

Create an environment where people give feedback freely.

Please elaborate on your answer to the above question.

With feedback, the startup can reach far since it will be getting positive and negative feed back from all the stakeholders and it will help in reducing and mitigation all the challenges and hardship.

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

English.

2nd Round Questions
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)

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Could you briefly describe the way you collect the feedback?
What mechanisms are in place to protect people from retribution?

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

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How do you ensure new and marginalized voices are heard?

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

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

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How is feedback published/transparent?

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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?