Global Innovation Competition 2016

Deadline: 4 October 2015
Open to: individuals and all types of organizations from anywhere in the world which will implement their idea in a Making All Voices Count country
Prizes: grants from a pool of GBP 450,000


Making All Voices Count holds its third annual Global Innovation Competition (GIC 2016). The GIC is open to applicants from around the world with inspiring ideas. If you have an idea/proven concept for a project that uses innovative technology to improve the relationship between government and citizens in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Indonesia, the Philippines, Liberia, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Mozambique, Uganda and Nigeria, you are invited to apply. Public votes and nominations will determine which entries progress in the competition. This year competitors will be tackling five themes that relate to the programme’s overarching goal; better governance, transparency and accountability, and decreased corruption. The themes are:

  • Devolution;
  • Political Party Funding;
  • Human Rights and Transitional Justice;
  • Extractive Industries;
  • Climate Change and Resilience;


The Global Innovation Competition is open to individuals and all types of organizations, including companies, civil society organisations, and government agencies from anywhere in the world. However, applicants must demonstrate convincingly how they will implement their idea or proven concept in a Making All Voices Count countries which are: Bangladesh, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.


Finalists will attend the Global Innovation Week in Accra, Ghana; a programme of intensive networking and mentorship. Winners will receive grants from a pool of GBP 450,000 to support their projects, plus expert mentorship.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 4 October 2015. To apply please log in and submit your idea HERE.

For more information please follow the official website, FAQ section and GIC manual.

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