Deadline: September 6, 2021
Applications for the Seedstar Global Digital Democracy Challenge 2021 are now open. The Global Digital Democracy Challenge aims to develop innovative solutions that strengthen and enhance Digital Democracy. The project will identify solutions that can be deployed to alleviate digital pain points experienced by citizens living in countries with limited cyber freedom and stringent communications restrictions.
The internet and social media have facilitated information sharing beyond any other means of communication and are promising avenues to expand civil participation, while also reaching people who have to date been left behind democratic processes. But this potential will only be reached if freedom of expression and information can be ensured and digital means for civic engagement can be maintained. The program comes at the forefront of finding novel solutions to promote digital democracy and uphold a democratic space.
- 1st place: $10,000 USD
- 2nd place: $8,000 USD
- 3rd place: $6,000 USD
- Must be a team already (minimum of 3 members);
- Passionate about solving issues surrounding the decline of democracy globally;
- Must have an idea already or even an MVP that can be developed further during the Hackathon.
The application deadline is September 6, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.
For more information, visit Seedstar.