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ICT for Social Good wants to know, value and sustain those many projects, realities and innovative ideas created with a bottom-up approach. Often, these ideas are not fully recognised and they face difficulties in being involved in international development projects. However, they represent a good starting point to build a new approach to the international cooperation and local development.

The general goal of the grant is to sustain, as much as possible, local innovators in low-income countries but also to inform the development sector – too often still based on traditional intervention models – about local innovations.

The two prizes are of 12.000 euros and 10.000 euros respectively and the winners will also be invited to Italy for the final event of the programme “Innovazione per lo Sviluppo” encouraging meetings with entrepreneurial realities and Italian research centres that might be interested in sustaining and developing the winning projects.

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Goals

Introducing innovation in international cooperation means to discover, know and value what already exist locally in terms of innovative responses to the local problems.
Therefore, the objectives of the grant are the following:

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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.

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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.

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Identify, value and award organisation that can already prove their social impact thanks to the application of digital technologies already available.

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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.

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Who is the grant for

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.

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FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND INFORMATION:

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Submit your application before the 30th April 2017

All the documents required have to be submitted from the applicant organisation.
The application form has to be fulfilled with all the information requested.

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All the applications will be selected by the Scientific Committee

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The initiative

Innovation for Development

The initiative is part of the framework “Innovation for Development”, promoted by three Italian foundations: Fondazione Cariplo, Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione CRT.

By means of current practices, readily-available tools and the ongoing change in the international cooperation sector– the aim is to investigate the digital innovation, not only related to development sector, but also to promote the development of innovative experiments and models.

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Organisers and promoters

With the strategic and financial contribution of:

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