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Democracy and Governance in Africa – Youth Innovation Challenge

Democracy and Governance in Africa – Youth Innovation Challenge

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June 25, 2020
Democracy and Governance in Africa – Youth Innovation Challenge

The African Union (AU), through the African Governance Architecture (AGA) Secretariat, in a joint project with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have selected the Top 20 innovations on the “Democracy and Governance in Africa- Youth Innovation Challenge”. The selected innovators will now advance to an accelerator training programme with experienced trainers and experts, to help develop their ideas further for replication or scale-up.

The training will be followed by the final process to identify the top innovations for awarding.

The African Union (AU), through the African Governance Architecture (AGA) Secretariat, in a joint project with the Common market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have launched the “Democracy and Governance in Africa – Youth Innovation Challenge”. Youth innovators, innovation hubs and incubation centres across the continent, are invited to participate in the innovation challenge. The challenge calls for existing innovations that are making impact in the structural prevention of conflict through addressing issues of democracy deficit, lack of good governance and contribute to the promotion and protection of human rights.

"The call for submission will close on the 11th of August 2020"






 
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Here are the selected Top 20 Innovations.



Democracy and Governance in Africa- Youth Innovation Challenge”

The Profiles of the selected TOP 20 Innovations.


                                                                          INNOVATION 1


1


Name


Muazu Alhaji Modu


2


Nationality


Nigeria


3


Project title


Citizen Led tracking


4


Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme


Citizen Led tracking is a data-driven social accountability model aimed at improving access to information; to increase access to quality basic services through tracking expenditure meant for sectors by providing platform for communities to independently hold government accountable. This project directly relates to improving good governance practices on Aspiration 3 of Agenda 2063.


INNOVATION 2


1


Name


Lydia Matte


2


Nationality


Uganda


3


Project title


SEMA


4


Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme


SEMA – Swahili for ‘Speak! What’s up!?’ – aims to improve transparency and accountability of public services in East Africa. We create user-centered citizen feedback tools for local public offices to give citizens a voice in evaluating these services. By presenting this data in actionable, easy-to-understand ways to local and national governments, SEMA fosters better quality public services that can improve the lives of millions of people. This project directly contributes to Aspiration 3 of Agenda 2063 bringing the Africa we want closer.


INNOVATION 3


1


Name


Ms. Dina AboElmaaref Ibrahim


2


Nationality


Egypt


3


Project title


AkhbarMeter Media Observatory Project


4


Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme


AkhbarMeter's monitor the performance of the media outlets in Egypt to identify unprofessional and unethical practices of the viral content using quantitative evaluation method. This is done to curb fake news, media manipulation and provide reliable information to the public through fact checking. This helps to create a less polarized society and contribute to a peaceful and secure Egypt, and Africa by contributing to Aspirations 3 and 4 of Agenda 2063.


 


 


 


INNOVATION 4


1


Name


Ms Benazir Hilali


2


Nationality


Comorian and French


3


Project title


Axle


4


Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme


Axle aspires to shape the future landscape of governance through redefining socio-political risks and help public leaders to adopt adapted

innovative frameworks through developing Risk Matrix to assesses peace and security challenges arising out of deficits in democratic governance. Axle speaks to Agenda 2063’s Aspiration 3 and Aspiration 4.


INNOVATION 5


1


Name


Romaric MOUFTAOU


2


Nationality


Benin


3


Project title


Movement for a New Type of Citizen: The Calling of a Generation


4


Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme


Movement for New Type of Citizen works to educate citizens to adopt a new mindset about citizenship. It believes that citizens should no longer be spectators of the governance of their communities. Every citizen should now become an active stakeholder and partner in spotting the problems of the communities, and in seeking solutions to those problems. The program aims to provide trainings, run campaigns and courses to inspire citizens to action. Agenda 2063’s Aspiration 6 calls for active citizenship that drives Africa’s development.

 


INNOVATION 6


1


Name


Lohose Talopondja Joe


2


Nationality


Congo


3


Project title


Addressing Conflict and Inequity through Energy Access in the Masisi district, Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo


4


Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme


The innovation responds to the critical issue of the restoration of sustainable peace through helping the rural population getting clean, affordable, reliable and sustainable energy by empowering women and youth to mitigate conflict. This project addresses Aspiration 1 of the AU Agenda 2063 by addressing clean and affordable energy problem and contributing to sustainable development and inclusive growth.


INNOVATION 7


1


Name


Ms Lilian Efobi


2


Nationality


Nigeria


3


Project title


SIMPLIFY POLICY APP


4


Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme


The Innovation aims to enable users access a reservoir of simplified policy position of the Government on their phones. This innovation provides easy access to citizens and activity engage on policy actions through the app. This innovation supports the implementation of Aspiration 6 by encouraging citizens to activity engage in decision making.


INNOVATION 8


1


Name


Ms. Zainab Al-Amin


2


Nationality


Nigeria


3


Project title


#DefyHateNow Nigeria


4


Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme


#DefyHateNow Nigeria aims to create a rapid community response to counter social media hate speech and dangerous online disinformation through rapid information response platform that uses USSD and other technology platforms to create awareness, dispel hate speech and online misinformation. The Innovation directly contribute to Aspiration 4 of Agenda 2063 of a peaceful and secure Africa.

 

 


INNOVATION 9


1


Name


Mpho Letima


2


Nationality


Lesotho


3


Project title


Closing the Digital Gender Gap and Leadership During COVID 19 and Beyond: The Future of Work


4


Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme


The innovation aims to Increase the capacity of women in Lesotho in Coding, Film making, fashion and creating E-commerce platforms for women to be leaders in the sectors of Science, Technology, Social, Cultural Entrepreneurship (creative industries) and Media During COVID 19 and beyond. This initiative provides a safe space for women contributing to Aspiration 6 of Agenda 2063.


INNOVATION 10


1


Name


Pusetso MORAPEDI


2


Nationality


Botswana


3


Project title


Online Kgotla for Greater Youth Participation


4


Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme


Kgotla stands for a community gathering that serve as a feedback mechanism for government development projects. Young people are never part of these meetings. Inspired by the local Kgotla, this innovation brings these meetings to an online platform to enable young people provide their feedback on different issues that matter to them. This innovation directly contributes to Aspiration 6 of Agenda 2063 of engaging young women men to drive the development agenda of the continent. 


 


 


 


INNOVATION 11


1


Name


Sibongile Mongadi


2


Nationality


South Africa


3


Project title


Light weight and Low cost prosthetic (Uku’hamba Pty ltd) 


4


Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme


Uku;hamba (Pty) aims to provide amputees a dignified life by providing low cost, high quality 3 D printed prosthetic’s improving the quality of life to people living with disabilities. This contributes to creating a prosperous and inclusive Africa – Aspiration 1, that leaves no one behind. 


INNOVATION 12


1


Name


Noé Cham SEMANOU


2


Nationality


Benin


3


Project title


HELAWYER MOBILE APP


4


Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme


HeLawyer Mobile App enabes citizens to access fair and equitable justice for the benefit of the community, our service fights social inequalities through their mobile devices. It contributes to the consolidation of peace and justice in society and realizing Aspiration 4 and 6 of Agenda 2063.

 


INNOVATION 13


1


Name


Kaweesi Simon Peter


2


Nationality


Uganda


3


Project title


CAREERS MASTER MOBILE APP


4


Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme


Supports Aspiration 6 of an Africa who is people driven relying on young people and children. It aims to provide young people with relevant career information and labour market information to support young people to embark on fulfilling career paths and contribute to the Africa we want.


INNOVATION 14


1


Name


MUSA JAWARA


2


Nationality


SIERRA LEONE


3


Project title


Innovative Food Source processing Center


4


Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme


This innovation aims to o reduces poverty, malnutrition among the poor by providing sustainable access to training and value addition to locally produced raw materials. This innovation creates jobs for young people and ensures the contribution of Aspiration 6 of Agenda 2063.


INNOVATION 15


1


Name


Emily Mogano


2


Nationality


South Africa


3


Project title


Trolley Dispenser


4


Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme


To curb the spread of covid and improve behavior of people, this innovation will create Trolley Dispensers to promote hygiene in public areas.



INNOVATION 16


1

Name

Etelvino José Armando


2

Nationality

Mozambican


3

Project title

Improving the quality of public service delivery through digitalization


4

Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme

The project aims to support the digitalization process of public services starting with emphasis on mobile registration of birth, issuance of Identity Cards, Unique Tax Identification Number and more. It jumpstarts the digitization process of public services in the country and contributes to Aspiration 3 of Agenda 2063.


INNOVATION 17


1

Name

PATRICK KABERIA


2

Nationality

KENYAN


3

Project title

PAWA


4

Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme

The innovation focuses on empowering people through civic education, mentorship to enable them make better choices and improve Democracy, Governance and Development as a recipe for harmony and peaceful co-existence. This innovation focuses on contributing to Aspiration 6 of the Agenda 2063.


INNOVATION 18


1

Name

Madhi  Abdelwaheb


2

Nationality

Tunisian


3

Project title

Citizen Report Card - Social Accountability Innovation


4

Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme

The Citizen Report Card (CRC) which is a simple but powerful tool to provide public agencies with systematic feedback from users of public services, further engaging them in a dialogue with service providers for the purpose of improving public service delivery. This innovation contributes to Aspiration 3 and 6 by creating a fertile ground for citizen engagement in the improvement of governance.

 

 

 

 


INNOVATION 19


1

Name

Yves-Blandis Ganfere


2

Nationality

Congolese


3

Project title

Schou’Apps


4

Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme

The innovation provides a platform for young people in by facilitating professional employment opportunities contributing to Aspiration 6 and Aspiration 1 of Agenda 2063.


INNOVATION 20


1

Name

Justin Anthony Ngbapai


2

Nationality

South Sudanese


3

Project title

Prevention from conflict Related Sexual Violence and Confident   building between the civilians and military’s in Western Equatorial - South Sudan.


4

Impact the Innovation will likely bring and its connection with the AU or AU 2020 Theme

The project focuses on enhancing the capacity of both the civilians, militaries and armed groups to work towards for peace and creating enabling environment for reporting case Related sexual violence during and after conflict in South Sudan. The project contributes to Aspiration 4 and 6 of Agenda 2063.

 

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