Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Explain your idea in details:
Technology can play a key role in tackling poverty and achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. To realize this potential, governments and their development partners, including business and civil society, must make Technology a key part of broader and smarter strategies to eradicate poverty and promote equitable and sustainable development. On the other hand Tech Insight cannot work without bringing grassroots and beneficiaries to one table with project implementers and the government. Citizens need to be empowered through Technology solutions that bring this table closer to them. Do the people that we leave behind with our technological solutions really have better capacities now to deal with whatever issue we tried to address on their own? Invest in processes of changing the mindsets. Objectives: - Innovate technology solutions for each Sustainable Development Goal - Develop dynamic and sustainable partnerships that develop and promote innovative solutions - Create opportunity for exchange and synergies amongst Tech Insight practitioners and aficionados - Participate in technology events like: Conferences, Workshops, and Meetings - Advocate that governments make Technology as a key part of broader and smarter strategies to eradicate poverty and promote equitable and sustainable development - Strengthen beneficiaries and citizens in the use of Technology to support in the development of needs based technologies that support citizens where it is really needed
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Tech Insight to work in partnerships in order to: - Avoid pilotitis: Tech Insight plans to serve as a platform for actors using technology solutions in order to avoid repetition and increase learning, to allow the most effective way of using resources. So for the sector it means that we need to know what is done by whom and where. So we should work in partnerships to increase effectiveness and sustainability - Recognize that the challenges are not only technological but that they demands a better understanding of the situation and the cultural context and thus an inclusion of the beneficiaries and local stakeholders or actors. It requires building the capacity of local information intermediaries and grassroots innovators. And it demands that governments create the enabling environment to bridge the digital divide.
I am 26 years old with big dreams and seeking to work with young people around the world to shape a better future for everyone. I have participated in events that aimed to utilize technology for SDGs and been accepted by many similar events like SDG Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany for both versions 2018 and 2019 that aim to gather and inspire SDGs campaigners and multi-stakeholder partners to scale up and broaden the global movement to take action for the SDGs.