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Date: Sep 22, 2016 11:56 AM
Subject: [cfabrigade] Code for democracy and win a visit to DC + Silicon
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Hello CfA friends and members,

Do you have an idea for solving a social problem using technology? Would
you like to pitch your idea to leading experts, investors and policymakers?
Here’s your chance.

The National Democratic Institute <https://www.ndi.org/> and Stanford CDDRL
<http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/> are now accepting applications for an
online competition and learning opportunity. The bilingual Civic Tech
Leadership Program <http://civictechleaders.org/> will work with young
leaders to develop their civic-tech ideas -- and participants with the best
ideas will travel to Silicon Valley and Washington DC to meet with experts.

Apply Now! <http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2987982/347f1e9d74ca> (it takes
less than 10 minutes)

Watch the Teaser

Who: Youth aged 20-30 from the Middle East, North Africa or the United
States are eligible to apply. No technical skills are necessary -- just
bring your imagination and commitment to social good.

What: An online competition to present the most compelling civic-tech idea.
Participants will work together in small teams to develop an idea and
create a bilingual video pitch, with support from peers and expert mentors.
Winners will travel to Silicon Valley and Washington, DC in 2017 to meet
leaders in tech and policy. This free program is made possible through the
generous support of the Stevens Initiative.

When: Apply by October 7, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.

Where: Apply for the program here
<http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2987982/347f1e9d74ca>, or learn more at
CivicTechLeaders.org <https://civictechleaders.org/>.

How: The application asks you to describe, in one paragraph, a civic tech
idea. (In addition to providing basic information about yourself.) You can
gain inspiration from the Technology for Accountability Lab
<https://lagunita.stanford.edu/courses/course-v1:Home+TFALab+2016/about>, a
free Stanford Online course affiliated with this program.

Why: To build 21st century skills like multimedia production and
cross-cultural communication. To meet and collaborate with peers across the
globe. To join a study mission to Silicon Valley and Washington. To
kickstart your career in civic tech.

What's the catch? There isn't one -- you just have to apply. Contact Sarah
Welsh swe...@ndi.org or Blake Harwood bharw...@ndi.org if you have

Looking forward to receiving your applications!

*Besher Al Makhlouf*
Project Assistant, Governance
National Democratic Institute (NDI)
455 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
202.728.5617 | balmakhl...@ndi.org


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