Accepting Applications For The D4GX 2023 India Empowerment Challenge
Dasra, in partnership with Bloomberg, Societal Thinking, and Stanford PACS are hosting a series of events under the Data for Good Exchange (D4GX) 2023 India with the aim of enabling data agencies for India's most vulnerable communities
About The Challenge
The pandemic has sparked a heightened sense of urgency among Indian nonprofits, funders and the governments to collaborate and strengthen the data ecosystem for India's development sector. It is now more crucial than ever to empower communities with access to data, provide mechanisms for them to request new data points, and establish universally recognized service metrics that are relevant to local communities. The D4GX 2023 India Empowerment Challenge seeks to leverage the power of data to drive positive change and promote data-driven and community-driven decision-making in India's development efforts.
We are looking for solutions that
2023 Themes & Eligibility Criteria
Non-profit organizations having early-stage innovations, that fall into the thematic tracks listed below:
DATA TO ENABLE Learning to Livelihood
Marginalized individuals in India are disproportionately affected by poor learning outcomes and insufficient connections between policymakers and employers, hindering youth development. Out of the 15 million youth entering the workforce each year, 75% of them are not job-ready or rather, they are unemployable.
DATA TO ENABLE Community Resilience
In 2021, India ranked 66th out of 195 on on the Global Health Security Index. The index evaluates various factors, including public health capacity, healthcare access, and emergency preparedness.Elected local governments, citizens, and technology can work together as they did to tackle the spread of COVID-19, to build resilient communities which are better equipped to handle emergencies. For eg., Women Self Help Groups in 27 States produced around 19.6mn masks & 100k ltrs of sanitizer for their communities during the pandemic. Further, they can also improve access to health information & services, reducing loss of lives across preventable diseases.
dATA TO ENABLE Climate and Sustainability
40% of India's food demand is met through rainfed agriculture; climate change affects food security leaving the poor and marginalized at huge risk of hunger and malnutrition. Climate change is the defining crisis of the 21st century. India is the seventh most vulnerable of 180 countries to the effects of climate change, with our poorest and marginalized communities being the most at risk.
- The innovation should have passed the idea stage to either ready to deploy, or pilot, or proof of impact stage.
- The innovation must show potential for scale and financial investment.
- The core team should have strong organizational experience of scaling and sustaining social innovations in the past, especially those related to data or information technology.
- The project/innovation must align with one of the thematic tracks for the D4GX 2023 India Empowerment Challenge.
- Applicant should be a registered Nonprofit organisation in India.
- The project/innovation must address at least one of the following barriers that impede data-led empowerment and build user- centricity towards data through the solution: