Raise the awareness of stories and examples of local innovation in order to sensibilize the operators of the Italian development sector, often focused on traditional intervention systems.
Focus on the potential role of the ICTs that are emerging in the development sector as tools able of support solutions to poverty thanks to higher access and diffusion chances.
Identify, value and award organisation that can already prove their social impact thanks to the application of digital technologies already available.
Promote and encourage partnerships between actors from the South and – the North of the world. We believe that the collaboration between organisations based in different geographical contexts represents an added value that can entail better results.
Social and local development projects will be taken into account. The projects have to be focused on one or more of the following sectors: food security, water and sanitation, health, education, human rights and democratic participation. The realisation of the activities has to occur by use of ICTs from local entities (associations, cooperatives, local NGOs, micro-enterprises, firms) that can demonstrate to be active for at least six months and to have reached a demonstrable impact in the area of intervention
Eligible applicants have to meet the following requirements:
- to be a Non-profit organisation or social venture/enterprise that is led by a social purpose and tackle social issues.
- to be an association, cooperative, NGO, individual enterprise, consortium at least since 6 months.
The endorsement of an international entity (international NGO, cooperation sector agent, UN..) or of a locally recognised institution (University, research centre, government, local authorities..) is required. The endorsement represents a guarantee of the proponent entity.