Your vision for the digital future of the Arab region

Digitalisation poses major challenges to every society. The Arab region is an area with stark economic differences. Despite its cultural and historical similarities, the countries in the region face a number of different development challenges but can benefit from similar problem-solving approaches.One of the potential approaches lies in digitalization and its different instruments. The Digital Arabia Network (DAN) turned to jovoto to help it identify these approaches by encouraging collaboration across borders and disciplines.

In a public Crowdstorm spanning over 6 weeks, DAN, in partnership with jovoto GmbH and the German Federal Foreign Office, called upon creatives from the Arab region and around the world to submit their innovative ideas and visions of a digitalised future. Specifically, creatives were asked to share their ideas about how digitalisation can contribute to the political, economic and societal development of the region, and what that might look like.

Helping countries to realise the potential of digitalisation can help individuals to shape a better future. jovoto's creatives took on the challenge to envision the digital future of the Arab region. More than 100 ideas by more than 130 creatives were submitted over the course of the project. 44 creative collaborations turned into great ideas perspectives on how issues can be solved when digitalisation is utilised for good. Three creatives - Hicham Bahr, Elyess Ben Amor and Fatma Triki - won Jury Awards for their ideas which offer solutions for the arts, education and healthcare sectors.

Project in Numbers:

- 114 creatives participated in the crowdstorm on jovoto's innovation platform

- 112 ideas were submitted

- Creatives were from different countries : 34 countries

- 1000+ votes on ideas by jovoto's community and jury members.

- Highest collaboration and feedback in the project.

THE ROADSHOW:

The Digital Arabia Network (#DAN) Roadshow took place between February and March 2019 in five cities of five different countries: Cairo, Beirut, Tunis, Casablanca and Amman. Every conference was unique in its format. However, all of them had a common motive: giving digital actors from the Arab region the opportunity to exchange knowledge about Digital Transformation.

On top DAN invited the three jury award winners of the crowdstorm "Your vision for the digital future of the Arab region" on the jovoto platform to present their ideas. The roadshow’s participants had the opportunity to vote for their favorite ideas and were provided with booklets which included the top 20 submissions from the crowdstorm. DAN provided a virtual as well as physical platform to the digital actors to connect and develop ideas for the future of the Arab region.

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