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Innovation Tag: Development and Aid
The provision of European funding for economic recovery after the pandemic favored the provision of significant aid to citizens that needed to be managed quickly to ensure financial sustainability. Previously, this was done manually, which caused difficulties in resolving them in due time and form. For this reason, the aid robotization process was implemented to speed up the procedures, releasing administrative burdens and responding to citizens' requests in an agile and efficient way.
The project is aimed to prevent the loss of the rights of refugee children in Türkiye due to language and translation difficulties in judicial processes. Children involved in judicial processes, translators, judges-prosecutors and other auxiliary judicial staff have benefited very much from the project. For the first time, the capacity of translators has been strengthened and the secondary trauma risks of children have been mimized.
Guided by a vision with people at its heart, WFP is harnessing the benefits of blockchain technology in its operations. Since 2017, WFP and its partners have been applying blockchain technology through the “Building Blocks” (BB) project to help achieve its mission while working with the wider United Nations/INGO community to push for greater efficiency across humanitarian and development operations.
The SOLF-Seoul Olympic Legacy Forum, Beyond Olympic legacy, becoming global value
KSPO has created the SOLF, Seoul Olympic Legacy Forum as a platform where Olympic legacy entities from all around the world gather for the first time to share and collaborate on sustainable development plans for the Olympic Legacy. Through the SOLF, Olympic legacy entities communicated and cooperated with each other to solve the long-term social problems after the Olympic games and to deliver intangible legacy of Olympic spirit and world peace to future generations.
Project Sampoorna, successfully implemented in Bongaigaon district of Assam, is a model that can be easily implemented anywhere in reducing child malnutrition. This project has resulted in reduction of malnutrition in children by 95.6 % within 1 year in Bongaigaon district using very less economic investment. It is an initiative for tackling SAM and MAM by using Weight for Height growth chart & Empowering Mothers by employing Buddy Mother concept along with community participation.
Purple HATS is a customisable, automated web accessibility testing tool that allows software development teams to find and fix accessibility problems, to ensure all users have access to inclusive digital services, especially the elderly and persons with disabilities (PWDs). It is an open-sourced solution to automate periodic tasks and the testing of government digital services.
The Austin Civilian Conservation Corps (ACCC) began as a pandemic response program to help residents earn income and access green careers, and has evolved into a leading model for equitable, climate-focused workforce development. The ACCC, a collaboration with 10+ City departments and multiple community partners, has provided over 125 living-wage opportunities with supportive services, training, and career pathways for Austin’s underserved residents, and is actively shaping the green economy.
The Accountability Incubator is a creative peer learning program for young civic activists and change-makers who want to fight corruption and build accountability. It was developed to provide long-term support, networks and skills to people who are often overlooked by or left out of traditional civil society programs. It is innovative in that it uses creative tools, a long-term approach and the very latest thinking to shape governance globally.
When I began working as a judge in the town of Águas Formosas (in Minas Gerais, Brazil), I discovered that the region was inhabited by more than 2,000 Maxakali Indians, who lived in large villages and spoke another language. I researched their access to justice and realized that they suffered from many rights violations. With the support of the Court of Justice of Minas Gerais and the Regional Electoral Court, I created an innovation project to bring citizenship, democracy, and justice to the…