Partners in this event include:
Develop a specific proposal that leverages social, technical and institutional technologies to empower citizen action in public civic accountability answering the question: “How to enhance public and civic accountability in Albania?” and have the possibility to win one of the three Awards. Teams will have 24 hours to design and build an innovative solution. This can be a policy intervention, communication campaign, a technology, or all of the above.
• The Jury Award for the best innovative solution.
• The Participant’s Award for the best team.
• Best Hacker Award- AIS Award accorded to the Best Developer. This is an individual Award.
Each of the Awards consists on a 500 Eu (gross amount) price.
The event will establish multi-skilled teams based on the different profiles who are present. These can include diplomats, journalists, developers, designers, students, citizens, civil society actors, social entrepreneurs, academics and basically anyone who wants to hack a very current public and civic issue.
Diplohack Tirana 2018 focuses on novel ways to address corruption and create accountability, coupled with a Dialogue Workshop between civilian actors of all streams about how to operationalize the ideas that emerge from the diplohack. Two webinars in advance of the diplohack will prepare the participants for the intensive immersion event in Tirana, Albania. The sequence of events will function as a co-creation laboratory that can evolve novel, innovative, and sustainable accountability practices, with an emphasis on: integrating all sectors of society into an ecosystem of accountability; empowering individuals to become positive agents of change within existing structures; helping people to imagine and design tools to help change corrupt structures; and developing a resource database and support networks for accountability.
Throughout the Diplohack participants will have access to background resources, social media and external expertise. Experts and mentors will circulate among the teams or be available through teleconferencing providing insight and professional advice on a wide range of issues related to the topic.
Diplohack Tirana 2018 will draw on AIS’s previous experience organizing Diplohack Tirana 2016, supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Diplohack Tirana 2016 brought together diplomats, programmers, and civil society representatives to create ways to use open data and technology to strengthen civil society advocacy. For more about Diplohack Tirana 2016, see: here
To succeed, your idea must have CREDD1
Clarity — The goal, objectives, intended beneficiaries and outcome must be clear and compelling.
Risk Assessment — Your idea’s innovation, and potential to disrupt conflict needs to be balanced against potential risks to your beneficiaries, and your end goal.
Evidence — Demonstrate that your idea is sound by providing facts and supporting evidence. If hard data is lacking – enumerate the challenges and areas for further research.v
Do-ability — Show how your idea could be put into action and sustained; Will intended beneficiaries welcome the idea? How will you assess impact?
Disruption — How innovative is the idea and proposed outcome?v
1 SecDev Diplohack 2016, Ottawa, Canada
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