CSCLeaders 2014 Project Ideas
At CSCLeaders Part One, participants drew on
Common Purpose's innovative approach to tackle the Challenge: "how
do you get societal - as well as economic - value out of
technological innovation?" They then presented practical project
proposals in response to this Challenge. Participants are
continuing to develop these projects beyond the programme.
Here are some of the exciting ideas which emerged from Part
Planet Points is a points-based system for individuals, which aims
to create a thriving, equitable and responsible planet. Everyone is
given a cloud account with a personal points allowance, which can
be accessed via multiple technology channels. Points are credited /
debited based on behaviour and consumer products will display
'sustainability' points, similar to the traffic light food
labelling system used in the UK.
Community Challenge would allow and encourage communities, of any
size, from street to street, or mega city to mega city, to make
improvements in areas of their choice - e.g. energy usage,
recycling, security, through competing with each other to
demonstrate improvements on an individual scale or city
scale. It would allow education of people as to why the
challenges are worth taking part in, and would also empower the
community & individuals. It is a volunteer-led process, which
will harness the energy of individuals within the community to find
appropriate solutions. The concept includes leveraging the
CSCLeaders network to help communities across the
Commonwealth to access the expertise and funding required to meet
A mobile citizen engagement platform for local government and
citizens, which allows for sharing dialogue, building relationships
and bridging the gap between passive citizens and unresponsive
government. The platform will work by sending out a message to
citizens so they can vote and have a role in decision making. This
idea would simplify decision making, enable transparency and a
quick response rate.
The Youth Card will release societal and economic value of our
youth, capturing volunteering hours and encouraging young people to
engage in the democratic process. It would mobilise youth
employment, build value of data for research and develop long term
engagement with youth. It could be used in different communities,
mobilising education for women and girls. It would also encourage a
positive transactional relationship with Government and save
on social intervention.
The aim of Open Governance is to address the lack of transparency
in government revenue collection and use. The project vision is to
create an app which will use technology to facilitate two-way
communication to create transparency. This will create community
value and push government to create automated revenue
The Health Patch concept is a diagnostic devise worn on your arm,
which measures data related to personal health. Health Patch starts
and ends with the individual and empowerment to take control of
fundamental aspects of their health care. Health Patch is a
conceptualization that involves using relatively high-tech but low
cost wearable biometric devices that enable real time measurement
and analysis of the individual's fundamental health characteristic.
Those characteristics can in turn be shared wirelessly with the
individual's chosen health care professionals.
CSCAmbassadors will support all
CSCLeaders alumni as they take action in
their respective communities, building a network which will
continue to make an impact beyond CSCLeaders.
CSCAmbassadors will work to promote the CSCLeaders
values and mission and act as a unique cross-border, trans-sectoral
leadership community throughout the Commonwealth and beyond.
LinkMe2 is a web-based service linking young people to young
people's services globally in a 'one-stop shop'. It will link
agencies, young people's services and young people to each other
and will be delivered by young people.
The vision for Education Hub is literacy, numeracy and life skills
for all. It is a sustainable, open source model which is community
owned and links educational institutions, Governments, teachers and
the Private sector across the world.
QiAp is a sustainability application for smart phones and android
devices which will monitor the use of resources, water and energy.
QiAp will monitor energy consumption, allowing users to view their
current energy usage using smart phones or other devices and
potentially switch energy suppliers based on the data.