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2008 USAID Development 2.0 Challenge

2008 USAID Development 2.0 ChallengeUSAID Development 2.0 Challenge

Organised By:
USAID and Global Development Commons.

Key Dates:
Submission Period: October 13,2008- November 28,2008
Community Voting period: December 1-12, 2008
Annoucement of Winners: January 15, 2008

For Whom:
The Challenge is open to individuals over the age of 18, groups of individuals, non-for-profit organizations, other non-commercial organizations and commercial organizations.

USAID has announced the launch of the 2008 USAID Development 2.0 Challenge. Brought to you by the Global Development Commons.

Mobile technology, including everything from inventive applications for smart phones to simple text messaging, is increasingly ubiquitous in the developing world. USAID challenges you to explore its potential through an innovation for maximum development impact in areas such as health, banking, education, agricultural trade, or other pressing development issues.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Government agency that delivers economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide on behalf of the American people, is sponsoring a challenge to find the best in mobile innovations for good. Through a NetSquared community vote, fifteen finalists will be chosen. A panel of judges, selected by USAID, will then select the winners. The first place winner will receive a grant of $10,000, the two runner-ups will receive grants of $5,000 each. All three winners will have the opportunity to present their ideas to senior USAID officials, experts, and the public in Washington D.C.

How It Works?
Individuals and organizations working with mobile technologies to create change are invited to share their projects with the community through the USAID Development 2.0 Challenge submission form.

Once the project submission process has closed,there will be a community vote to select the top fifteen projects. Those projects will then go in front of a panel of USAID-selected judges who will determine the three winners.

For more details visit the Homepage of the comepetition.
For Rules and Regulations visit here.


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Update:

The Deadline for Submissions has been extended to December 5, 2008

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One Response

  1. Great news! The deadline has been extended by one week! The final deadline is now December 5th- so you have 10 days to apply!

    Please visit http://www.netsquared.org/usaid to enter or simply to engage in the Challenge as we need the community’s feedback, comments, and voting power to find the best solution for the greatest development impact!

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