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Winners for this Series

Winner - Residents Reports

The winner, "Residents Report" is a managed platform which allows citizens to point local problems to public institutions responsible to aid prompt fixing.

1st Runner Up - BudgIT

2nd prize went to "BudgIT", a web platform for user friendly presentation of state and federal budget to include charts and performance analysis for proper understanding of what budget entails.

2nd Runner Up- Project Watch

3rd prize went to "Project Watch", a project monitoring system which allows citizens to certify the execution of public projects.

Shortlisted Ideas

Project Watch

Proponent:
Igbasan Olusola

Description of Idea:
A project execution monitoring system where citizen can certify execution of government projects

What is New about the Idea?
It introduces a third party into the project executed my government focusing on infrastructure. When contracts are awarded especially road, citizen only know what the government tell them about the project. This system encourages citizens to monitor the projects and monitor the execution of the project. Since the ideas is focusing on road construction where billions have been wasted, it uses Google Map interactively

How will the idea encourage Citizen Participation?
Citizens will enjoy verifying the claims of the government or government contracts without stress.

Citizens Against Rigging Election (C.A.R.E.)

Proponent:
Segun Aka-Bashorun

Description of Idea:
'CARE' is an initiative to combat election rigging in Nigerian.

This initiative is designed to organize interested members of the public and professional organizations within and outside of Nigeria; and to connect them by the singular use of a mobile phone to video record and transmit (to a specific site on the web) the official announcement by the INEC agent at each polling unit nationwide. A control-center then processes it for onward live transmission during the voting and post-voting election period. This empowers and informs the public on how these results are initially and finally processed.

What is New about the Idea?
Using modern technology that is controlled and operated by an independent enterprise for public use

How will the idea encourage Citizen Participation?

•       It is a non-partisanship procedure
•       There is public participatory roles and input
•       Genuineness of process and purpose
•       Restoration of people’s confidence in the electoral process

Residents Reports

Proponent:
Kathleen Ndongmo

Description of Idea:
Residents Report - RR® - is a Social Innovation application that “puts the city in our hands, allows citizens/residents decide the destiny of their communities and gets public service agencies to do their jobs accountably”. The Residents Report platform, (to be powered by user friendly mobile & web apps) will allow people point local problems to the public service institutions responsible in order for these every-day issues to be solved quickly and efficiently. They say “a problem shared is a problem solved.” With Residents Report – we believe that a problem “reported” is a problem more likely solved.

What is New about the Idea?
In today's ever-changing, innovative technology-driven world; it has become more imperative than ever for governments to interactively engage with its people.  These ICT have largely contributed to the growth of new demand for citizen empowerment and this engagement in itself forms the very tenet of true “democracy”: a government FOR and BY the people. Therefore, empowering citizens to hold their governments accountable for the provision of much needed public services is crucial to measuring good governance, civic responsibility and holding government officials to their campaign promises.

How will the idea encourage Citizen Participation?
The fact that Social Innovation is an emerging area for e-democracy, as well as related technological developments means the country must develop important stepping stones in the maturation of the concept of e-democracy and democracy that goes way beyond elections. Empowering citizens to report broken public services as well as salient community-related problems to the right authorities will not only improve accountability but also help use public funds judiciously. The public sector, not being subject to competitive pressure, has been slower than the private sector in this process. However, many public administration bodies are at present ready to enter this phase of digital economy, and are open to interacting and exchanging information with the people they serve.

CitizenVine

Proponent:
Dr Tosin Oguntuase

Description of Idea:
A web application that allows citizen to suggest and rate project ideas for the government as well as review ongoing projects by the government

What is New about the Idea?
The idea puts the citizens at the driver seat of project creation, execution and monitoring.

How will the idea encourage Citizen Participation?
By getting people to suggest what they think the government should be working on as well as giving their scorecards about the various projects being carried out by the government.

ideas2020

Proponent:
Stanley Ojadovwa

Description of Idea:
Ideas2020.com is a web application that will empower people to drive innovation towards realizing Nigeria's vision2020. The web application collect specific ideas from citizens, give them a platform to vote, the most important ideas bubble to the top.

What is New about the Idea?
This will be the first idea sharing website for getting citizen's ideas to the government

How will the idea encourage Citizen Participation?
People will be able to share their ideas from any location even from their mobile phones

Budget4u

Proponent:
Oluseun Onigbinde

Description of Idea:
My idea to do analysis of the Nigerian state and federal budgets and present them in a readable format which includes figures,  charts, diagram and performance analysis for the Nigerian populace. This is key to proper understanding of what budgets entails and sourcing this information can be easily gotten form budget offices and enhanced through the passage of FOI bill. This is critical to benchmark governance and the government’s allocation to specific sectors.

What is New about the Idea?
It is an idea that will ride on a mobile app and text based subscription service by requesting key words. It will include charts in its contents for comparisons and sectoral allocation. It is about bringing the budgets in readable format and including Nigerians on how their money is being allocated to each specific sector and can be part of monitoring process.

How will the idea encourage Citizen Participation?
It will encourage citizens to be more concerned about financial projection of their money, overall understanding of budget inputs such as Federal allocation, Value Added Tax, Internal Generated Revenue and how funds are to be expended. In case of disclosure on monthly or quarterly performance review by states, we will adequately update citizens on progress.