The Accountability Incubator is Accountability Lab’s (www.accountabilitylab.org) flagship program for young change-makers to build sustainable, effective tools for change. The Incubator provides a non-prescriptive, yet supportive environment for creative, enterprising individuals who bring innovative ideas to inspire accountability in their communities.
Selected “accountapreneurs” receive a year of hands-on, comprehensive support including training and knowledge-building, mentoring, network building, and media outreach support. All delivered virtually with in-person “friend raisers”, events and networking where safe to do so, given the COVID-19 pandemic.
Women, people with disabilities, and other minority groups are encouraged to apply in particular.
Applications should be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on September 30th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so applicants are encouraged to apply early.
To be eligible for the Accountability Incubator, you must:
Be the founder/CEO or primary decision-maker for the organization’s development and management;
Have an original idea that impacts accountability and transparency;
Have a startup idea or an idea in the pilot or Minimum Viable Product (MVP) phase;
Be at least 18-years-old at the start of the program;
Demonstrate the Accountability Lab’s values;
Submit the application by the specified deadline on September 30th, 2021 before 11:59PM EST;
Reside in DRC, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Uganda, or Zimbabwe
The idea Proposed By The Candidate Should Be
Context-Specific: Does the idea demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the community it will support?
Feasible: How likely is it that the idea proposed will be achieved over time? Creative: Is the idea for accountability truly innovative?
Sustainable: Does the candidate have a plan for how the project can continue over time? Is the idea designed to have a long-term impact?
Scalable: Will the idea create a model for accountability that could be expanded to other communities?
*The applicant/project/idea must not be grounded in or focused on a specific political agenda or party.
opening Date: 08th September 2021
Closing Date: September 30th, 2021.