From Big Ideas to Big Change

Over the past few years we have been fostering ideas with the potential for big change. Check out the development of two of our first projects since they started in 2012.

Youth Action for Transparency Projects

This year, we received 205 entries from the global competition for social entrepreneurs, with a special focus on youth engagement. An overview of the projects being supported by this Initiative are found below.

Ana Curic - Journalist, BIRN Serbia

Ana Curic - Journalist, BIRN Serbia

Natalija Jovanovic - Digital Adviser, BIRN Serbia

Natalija Jovanovic - Digital Adviser, BIRN Serbia

Corrupting the Birth Rates

In Serbia, not all citizens have been well informed about maternity leave procedures. Securing fair compensation during pregnancy and navigating through complex bureaucracy processes could be quite challenging and involving corruption risks.

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Nathalie Dijkman, Co-founder and CEO, SEMA

Nathalie Dijkman, Co-founder and CEO, SEMA

Connor Sattely, Co-founder and CTO of SEMA

Connor Sattely, Co-founder and CTO of SEMA

SEMA: Client Feedback System for Public Services

It is unclear how Uganda is doing in its local public service delivery, however through collecting feedback and data, it will be possible to identify where and how corruption happens.

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Margarita Maria Mendez Sandoval, Founder, Fundación Koikos

Margarita Maria Mendez Sandoval, Founder, Fundación Koikos

Anyone Can Fight Corruption

Basic legal knowledge can create an enormous difference in people's lives, and can empower those who are most vulnerable to corruption risks.

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Towett Ngetich, CEO and Founder, Uthabiti Health

Towett Ngetich, CEO and Founder, Uthabiti Health

Uthabiti: Using Blockchain Safe Proof African Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Uthabiti is using blockchain technology to safe proof the pharmaceutical data supply chain across its distribution channels.

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Terry Jerry A'wase, Concept Director, A'DOO CAM CO.

Terry Jerry A'wase, Concept Director, A'DOO CAM CO.

100 Pictures of Change

People might not listen to the voice of others, but pictures speak to people and can create subconscious influence.

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Previous Winning Projects

Irina Lazur - Program Director of the Centre for Transparency and Civic Engagement “PARTICIP” Moldova

Irina Lazur - Program Director of the Centre for Transparency and Civic Engagement “PARTICIP” Moldova

Tracking Construction Companies

Buying a new home is a stressful process. In Moldova, however, an additional concern has buyers worried – the threat that the building construction company will disappear, taking their life savings with them.

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Elena Calistru - President & Co-founder of Funky Citizens, a newly established Romanian NGO Romania

Elena Calistru - President & Co-founder of Funky Citizens, a newly established Romanian NGO Romania

E-Participatory Budgeting

Romanian citizens are not informed with regards to what happens with public money, even though the information is public and they have the necessary legal rights to participate to the process.

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Victor Akinwande & Olayiwola Bello - Student at the Faculty of Communication & Information Sciences and Lecturer, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Victor Akinwande & Olayiwola Bello - Student at the Faculty of Communication & Information Sciences and Lecturer, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Visual Data

Many Nigerians with little or no knowledge of accounting and public finance are lost when they see a government budget (if they ever get to see one).

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Alexise Ouedraogo - Journalist working for the Union Nationale des Journalistes de Côte d’Ivoire

Alexise Ouedraogo - Journalist working for the Union Nationale des Journalistes de Côte d’Ivoire

No to Corruption at my School

Making people aware of the problem is the first step towards having an impact corruption. Many people in Côte d’Ivoire don’t even see corruption for what it is – a serious social issue.

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Lawrence Yealue - The Accountability Lab, Liberia

Lawrence Yealue - The Accountability Lab, Liberia

Tell-it-True

Schools in Liberia suffer from a host of problems ranging from sex for grades to bribery to teacher absenteeism.

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Saed Karzoun - Journalist, CEO & Founder of Taghyeer, Palestine

Saed Karzoun - Journalist, CEO & Founder of Taghyeer, Palestine

Using Tech to Connect the Dots

A comprehensive training programme and social media campaign in Palestine to engage youth, government and media about transparency.

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Rajel Boilil - Journalist, Mauritania

Rajel Boilil - Journalist, Mauritania

Playing against Corruption

In Mauritania, people aren’t always aware that corruption isn’t only political, but takes place in everyday life too.

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Paolo Rivas - BA in Political Science and Government, Peru

Paolo Rivas - BA in Political Science and Government, Peru

FAENÓN: a 3D quest to understand politics

FAENÓN is an innovative approach to citizen education through board games.

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Ayman Sabae - Partner of Shamseya for Community Health Solutions, Egypt

Ayman Sabae - Partner of Shamseya for Community Health Solutions, Egypt

Health in the Hands of the People

The project uses citizens’ voices to encourage accountability in the health sector through the creation of quality indicators that are patient-centered, conceived by citizens, validated by experts and that can be monitored through community audits.

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Margaret Rose - Attorney at Law and Founder of Disclosure Today!, Co-founder of the Caribbean Procurement Institute, Trinidad and Tobago

Margaret Rose - Attorney at Law and Founder of Disclosure Today!, Co-founder of the Caribbean Procurement Institute, Trinidad and Tobago

Disclosure Today! Transparency on Demand

The goal of DT! is to develop a public interest marketplace inspiring, empowering and connecting citizen activists with each other and with public interest lawyers and public authorities.

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Islam Alzaini - Journalist and TV producer, Bahrain

Islam Alzaini - Journalist and TV producer, Bahrain

Can Art Change the Game in the Arab World?

My project is a video and cartoons competition to engage youth on anti-corruption.

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