Closure of the Transparency and Accountability Competition
What: NGO DigitalizujMe and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Montenegro will organize an event to mark the closure of the competition “Transparency and Accountability” within the project “Open Ideas for Montenegro“. Ten teams competing for financial awards of USD 5000 and USD 2000 will present their projects. The competition is dedicated to topics Government 2.0 (utilizing the power of technology to enable citizens-activists to influence implementation of laws and problem solving in that regard) and Citizen 2.0 (utilizing the power of technology to improve the quality of life in our society).
Among the projects that will be presented by the competing teams there are applications for reporting road issues, ecological issues, parking violations, misuse of official vehicles, failure to issue fiscal receipts, as well as applications for improving efficiency of municipal public enterprises through automated reporting and applications that facilitate organization of volunteer actions, collecting donations and greater involvement of citizens in decision-making processes.
When: Saturday, 11 May 2013, at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Faculty for information technologies, Mediterranean University, Vaka Đurovića bb, Podgorica
Announcement of prize winners: 3 p.m.
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The project “Open Ideas for Montenegro” is implemented by the UNDP in Montenegro, in cooperation with local NGOs DigitalizujMe, Centre for civic education, 35mm and MogUL. In the first phase we listened to the voices of citizens about the issues (and their suggestions for solutions) of accessing basic services such as health care, education, as well as about the issues related to transparency and accountability of public administration, use of public resources, youth unemployment and fight against corruption. In the second phase we organized a competition, in which the teams comprised of programmers, designers and activists had an opportunity to present their solutions of problems identified in the first phase.
Nataša Đukanović, Co-founder of the NGO DigitalizujMe,
Mob.: +382 67 305 005, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: http://digitalizuj.me/
Ivana Vujović, UNDP Montenegro Communications Assistant,
Tel: ++382 20 22 55 33 ext. 118, Mob.: +382 69 681 222, E-mail: email@example.com