Our Disability Inclusion Challenge is Now Open!
Are you passionate about making the Ugandan economy more inclusive of persons with disabilities? Have you come across challenges for persons with disabilities that you think could be solved by developing a new service or product, with help of others? If so, have an opportunity for you!
Focus on Inclusion of people with disability in Ugandan economic society
In light of the Make 12.4% work mission, this challenge aims to address persistent barriers that are experienced by persons with disabilities. In particular, we are looking for realistic solutions; solutions that can limit barriers to find or get a job or start a business.
We invite you to focus on three types of solutions:
The challenge process and grant award
The challenge aims to do two things:
- Facilitate ideation- and co-creation processes to come to feasible solutions/ proof of concepts and
- (Co) fund the prototyping, design and testing of products and services that can solve (a) particular barrier(s).
The process will be as follows:
Are you up to this challenge?
You, as a “solution owner”, understands and/or relates to a specific barrier, and puts forward some rough ideas that match with the above mentioned types of solutions. You are committed to take part in a facilitated ideation and co-creation process hosted by Make 12,4% Work, to turn your idea into a solution. As a shortlisted solution owner, you are willing to take on a pro-active role in this process for which you will be given a financial allowance.
Grant winning projects proposals must be managed by a registered organization (which can be identified through the co-creation process, if necessary)
Eligibility of the applicant (the “solution owner”)
The Economic Empowerment Challenge invites applications from a wide range of actors such as , individuals with a disability, incubators, NGO’s, social enterprises, disability networks, universities, student groups, etc
As a “solution owner” you are eligible to apply for the challenge if you answer “yes” to all the following questions:
- Do you have a passion for developing solutions for vulnerable people in Ugandan society?
- Do you have an innovative, replicable, scalable idea that can increase changes for people with disability to take part in Ugandan economy?
- Are you willing to commit to the development of this solution over the next 6 months?
- Are you willing to engage in a facilitated co-creation process, -potentially- accepting other partners to get involved?
Apply for our disability inclusion challenge and stand a chance to win 10.000 USD
Deadline is 25th April 2019.