Three basic principles
Empowerment: Ideas2020 allows anyone (citizens, community groups, media and government, etc) to submit ideas and track progress of Nigeria’s Vision 2020 via the internet.
Efficiency: Two good heads are better than one and in computer terminology, distributed sensing is particularly powerful at recognizing patterns, such as those that gradually take shape in a locality with the aid of traffic lights. Besides, the government cannot do it all. Idea2020 makes it easy and fun for everyone to see, click and submit an idea.
Engagement: Citizens who take the time to submit new innovative ideas towards meeting Nigeria’s Vision 2020 targets are likely to get more engaged in their local communities. It’s called a self-reinforcing loop. This also makes people happy and everyone benefits from that.
This is brief description of how ideas2020 works
- Only community based micro projects that are ready to be implemented can be submitted. See link for example http://ideas2020.com/internet-enabled-computer-lab-for-lagos-city-college-yaba/
- Each micro-project should require not more than N500,000 to implement
- To vote and comment on idea, you must log in to the website
- There are two registration methods available on the website i.e
a. A free registration system developed for ideas2020, and;
b. Using your Facebook login. If you have a Facebook account, simply click on “Login with Facebook” and enter your Facebook login details to proceed. It would take you to a profile page where you have to complete profile details including entering a new password if you want subsequent logins to be through ideas2020. However if you choose to continue using “Login with Facebook” you don’t need to enter a new password.
- You can only vote once on an idea (Up for like or Down for dislike). Once voted, it cannot be changed. However, you can still vote on other ideas submitted on the website
- At the end of every quarter, the top 3 voted ideas would be reviewed by ideas2020 panel of experts based on suitability of the idea, potential impact on the community, ease of implementation and personality of the proponent. One idea will emerge that would be funded by a CcHUB partner organization.
What to submit…
…and what not to submit
Do you have doubts about what to submit? Here’s a quick list of do’s and don’ts to help you make the most of the platform.
- Give us your insights on the problems you face in business, in your community, your school and so on but, in keeping with the Nigeria’s Vision2020 (no whinging), propose a solution
- Draw from your own experience, whatever that is, to give an idea that will help you, your community and ultimately Nigeria to emerge in a stronger position as one of the top 20 economies in the world
- Your idea should relate to a micro-project that can be implemented with no more than N500,000. Ideas should have been fairly developed and close to implementation
- Think outside the box. Sometimes people who have no knowledge of a business, a sector or a community or voluntary issue come up with the best ideas
- Submit your business plan for your dream business
- Tell us about a business idea that you think has tons of potential – assuming no-one else gets there first
- Give confidential or sensitive information
If we are to do our job well, and turn your ideas into an action plans, our Advisory Team needs to be able to work freely with the ideas published on the site. We need your permission to do this. We are absolutely clear and upfront about this. This is clearly stated in our Guidelines for submitting ideas.
So there is no need for “warnings” about protecting intellectual property. We are the first to say that if it’s not for public use and benefit, please do not submit it to Ideas2020.