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[liberationtech] Seed Grants for Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention

Brian Conley brianc at smallworldnews.tv
Fri Feb 7 07:57:53 PST 2014


I believe it's only open to winners of the tech challenge from last year.
On Feb 7, 2014 12:54 AM, "Lina Srivastava" <lina at linasrivastava.com> wrote:

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> Subject: Seed Grants for Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention
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>     *Grant/Contract Name:*  Seed Grants for Tech Challenge for Atrocity
> Prevention
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> *Deadline:  * March 10, 2014
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> *Funding Amount:   *5 awards anticipated. Estimated Total Program
> Funding: $150,000; Award Ceiling: $50,000
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> *Eligibility:   *qualified U.S. and non-U.S., nonprofit or for-profit
> non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international organizations (PIO
> or IO).
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> *Agency:   *U.S. Agency for International Development
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> *Grant ID:  *RFA-OAA-14-000061
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> *CFDA#:   *98.001
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> *Summary:   *Over the past year, USAID and Humanity United have jointly
> administered the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, a prize contest
> that sought innovative ideas for applying technology to five specific
> issues related to atrocity prevention. Discrete problems focused on by the
> Tech Challenge included: how to identify and spotlight intentional or
> unintentional "third party enablers" of atrocities; how to better model or
> forecast the likelihood of atrocity events; how to safely document and
> transmit evidence of atrocities; how to enable secure communication among
> and between at-risk communities; and how to better obtain and verify
> information in hard-to-access areas. The Tech Challenge utilized three
> different solver platforms (OpenIDEO, InnoCentive and TopCoder) to conduct
> each of the separate component challenges. Four of the five component
> challenges were ideation challenges, meaning they solicited ideas rather
> than prototypes, while one of the challenges sought and tested algorithms.
> External judges selected the winners for all of the contests. Cash prizes
> were disbursed to the winners of four of the five challenges via the
> platforms, usually for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, while the fifth
> challenge's platform advised against monetary awards for winners. The
> United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching a
> "Seed Grants Program" to provide support for implementation of innovative
> technology applications for broader atrocity prevention or response efforts.
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> *Link:   *
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