Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation, scaling-up, and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness. This programme focuses on creative and cutting-edge solutions, including those that use mobile and web technology, to ensure that the voices of citizens are heard and that governments have the capacity, as well as the incentive, to listen and respond. The goal of Making All Voices Count is a substantial push towards effective democratic governance and accountability. The organisers believe that open government depends on closing the feedback loop between citizens and government.
The initiative is supported by the Department for International Development (DFID), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Open Society Foundations (OSF) and Omidyar Network (ON), and is implemented by a consortium consisting of Hivos (lead organisation), the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), and Ushahidi.
There are three grant windows available:
- Innovation: Backing innovative ideas and technology solutions
- Scaling: Scaling successful initiatives and responses
- Research and Evidence: Building an evidence base as to what works and why
Click here for more information about the grant.
The organisers invite organisations, businesses, individuals, research institutes, and governments to apply online.
Click here to register and fill in an application form.
Making All Voices Count website on September 26 2013.