Accountability Incubator 2022 For young Civic Innovators Now Is Open

Accountability Incubator:

The 2022 Accountability Incubator is looking for the very best ideas from young people for accountability, participation, and open government. If you live in one of the following countries you are eligible for this round of the incubator: DRC, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. South Africa’s Incubator for 2022 is focused on aspiring journalists and media practitioners.

The Accountability Incubator is Accountability Lab’s ( 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.

Eligibility requirements:

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.

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