Nine finalists have been selected for #AccountForCovid hackathon which is powered by BudgIT, Civic Hive and AccessNigeria.
The #AccountForCOVID hackathon is a 48-hour virtual hackathon organised to crowdsource ideas that can support non-profit organizations in tracking the use of funds provided by the government, citizens, and humanitarian actors for COVID-19.
These ideas are taken from active citizens as open-source projects and guided by creative commons license such that those ideas can also be fully developed by winning teams.
The #AccountForCOVID hackathon centred on accountability and transparency. As such the nine selected civic techs proffered solutions that will promote transparency and accountability of the use of funds for any related emergency cases.
BudgIT with support of the AccessNigeria project will provide a total prize money of $4,500 to be shared among three teams.
Check out the 9 solid ideas
Elites Network for Sustainable Development
Tracking the palliative items delivery to the final beneficiaries and improve awareness about COVID-19 pandemic. The focus will be on Kwara State, in all the 193 wards.
Cure My Nation
Engagement and interview if citizens at the grassroots, especially the vulnerable ones on provision status of palliatives as well as issues of adequacy.
Using blockchain technology and its attributes to monitor the use of resources with a focus on secure platforms, transparency and accountability.
Working with journalists in three states-Abuja, Lagos and Rivers- to track COVID-19 related funds, leveraging on the Open Treasury portal.
Greater Good Group
Collection of data through interviews, focus group discussion, desk research, media resources with a focus on the development of an analytic model to define gaps and corruption.
Development of an app that does end-to-end tracking of funds, leveraging on provided data, beneficiary tracing, and public sector engagement.
Aggregation of data across 36 states with attention to aggregate funds received and allocated as well as a closed feedback loop in focus communities.
With available data from the Open treasury Platform, leverage on third-party platforms to provide access through USSD and internet-enabled phone users that consistently track COVID-19 expenditure at the community level.
Aggregation and visualisation of COVID-19 related funds as well as crowdsourced donations enabling an open audit platform that enables review of government spending in communities.
The finalists will now participate in a 48-hr hackathon between 19th and 20th June 2020 to select the top three winners which will be announced on 21/06/2020.
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