2021 Gov Labs by NED Incubation Program for Civil Society Organizations ($2,500 worth of equity-free funding)

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GovLab is a 12-week program designed to identify, select, and support organizations that develop innovative and practical solutions to enhance good governance and public service delivery.

This program is designed to enhance citizen engagement, government accountability, and transparency by finding solutions that foster wide-scale access to public services. These innovations would primarily address pain points that militate against effective implementation and enforcement of human rights and rule of law by government officials and its representatives at the local, state, and national levels. Selected participants will then engage stakeholders to get a deeper understanding of the issues and be supported through a mentorship program to develop solutions that meet the objectives of the program.

Eligibility

In order to participate in this program, the following criteria have to be met:

  • Solution improves services
  • Solution can be adopted easily
  • Solution should leverage technology
  • Idea/solution solves a clearly defined pain point
  • Solutions show scalable impact
  • The solution should provide data capturing abilities
  • Citizens should prioritize new solution over what already exists

Benefits

Why you should apply

Grant

Get up to $2,500 worth of equity-free funding

Deals

Get discounts and free offers from our partners

Business Advisory

Get access to a pool of mentors and business experts

Strategic Partnerships

Access to a network of partners

Key areas of interest for your solution

Applications should focus on the following areas

  • Low Level of Citizen Participation
    Solutions that drive citizens’ participation in the process of governance to demand accountability and transparency
  • Corruption in Procurement
    Solutions that track procurement processes, mitigates foreign bribery and simplifies the Nigerian budget and public data.
  • Low Level of Institutional Cooperation
    Solutions that drive cooperation of all government bodies starting from the lower levels
  • High Cost of Political Campaigns
    Solutions that regulate spendings on political campaigns
  • Poor Remuneration of Civil Service Personnel
    Policies and initiatives that drive for better remuneration
  • Low access to funding for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)
    Solutions that encourage crowdsourcing for CSOs

Program Timeline

  • 6th January, 2021 Call For Applications
  • 8th February, 2021 Review
  • 15th February, 2021 Build
  • 1st March, 2021Acceleration
  • 6th June, 2021Demo Day

Application Deadline: February 6th 2021

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

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