The Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have joined forces to launch a campaign to source digital public goods that can help combat information pollution and restore information integrity. This global initiative will identify and promote existing open-source digital solutions, as well as concepts for future solutions, that can be scaled to tackle the problem of mis- and disinformation at its roots.
Selected digital public goods and concepts will receive financial support ranging from $5000 – $10000 USD and have their work highlighted at the Nobel Prize Summit “Truth, Trust and Hope” on 24-26 May 2023, with an aim to enhance their visibility, uptake, and ultimately, their impact. Beyond the Summit, concepts and solutions with particular impact potential will be offered opportunities to network with others, including funders, that can support further development. Leveraging UNDP’s Digital X, existing solutions will also be provided the opportunity to join their Solutions Catalogue to help facilitate further implementation and uptake.
An expert advisory panel, comprised of experienced professionals with a proven track record in combating information pollution in various regions, will be convened to evaluate and select the most promising submissions.
The DPGA and UNDP invite applications from individuals (including technologists, students, researchers) and teams (including research teams, academia) who meet the criteria to apply by 2 April.
- Additional information on the campaign (DPGA website)
- Please visit the FAQ site for an overview of common questions
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA website)
- Nobel Prize Summit “Truth, Trust and Hope” (24-26 May 2023)
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- UN Digital Engagement Hub