Take Part in Social Innovation Camp HuriLab

29 Apr 2013

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Have you ever thought about improving human rights in the country? United Nations Development Programmme together with its partners invites you to apply and take part in the Social Innovation Camp HuriLab http://hurilab.org/ and make your ideas reality.

HuriLab brings together citizens, geeks, troublemakers, software developers, designers, organizers and connectors to further the cause of human rights through the use of technology, helping build web and mobile solutions to social challenges.

Web and related technologies hold huge potential to create change in many different ways: how people hold those in positions of power accountable; who they rely on to provide the services they need to live healthy, happy lives; or how they make a difference to something that affects them.

To apply to participate in HuriLab, you need to submit a short outline (100 words) of your idea by the May 20, 2013. The best three ventures – chosen by our panel of judges at the end of the event – will receive a grant from UNDP.

Actual event will take place in Yerevan, Armenia between 28th and 30th June 2013.

Who are we looking for?

You don’t have to know how to code software to participate in HuriLab – we will introduce you to the people who can. And you don’t have to enter an idea which is anything related to your day job.

All you have to have is a problem or challenge that you want to address.

If your idea is chosen by our panel of judges, we’ll bring you to the event for free! Our panel of judges are drawn from the human rights and tech sectors. They’ll evaluate your ideas based on three criteria: your understanding of the social problem, the appropriateness of the suggested technology/tool, the likely sustainability of the project/venture.