#EDTech levels up social accountability work in education

Ms. Tess Briones (Left) with Ms. Celina Agaton who won the #EdTech competition

Ms. Rhiza Nery's  "ProduktiBibo: Leadership, Preparedness, Resiliency" and Ms. Celina Agaton's "Cross Sector Mapping for Resiliency" placed 1st and 2nd at the #EDTech, an idea competition that promotes transparency and accountability in the education sector through the use of technology by ANSA-EAP and Making All Voices Count (MAVC).

The competition has two themes, namely “Tech for increased accountability and improved governance in the educational sector” and “Education for resilience and response to humanitarian crisis.”

After running the competition from November 7 to 23, #EDTech has shortlisted seven finalists from a total of 15 entries. The finalists are: Cross Sector Mapping for Resiliency; BridgEd (Bridging Educational Needs); ProduktiBibo: Leadership, Preparedness, Resiliency; Project: Ugnayan (E-Media Advocacy); Stuents’ Alternative Report Program; suaraku; and Wowsa Janosa!

Five project ideas are intended for the Philippines and two for both Indonesia and the Philippines.  The finalists advanced to the pitching session in the e-camp, a regional gathering of education stakeholders to discuss the MDG on education and the importance of social accountability in improving the delivery of education services. E-Camp held in Tagaytay City, Philippines last 3-5 December 2014, and was participated in by education practitioners from different countries in the region.

#EDTech winners get incubation support for their ideas, which include potential grant up to GBP 40,000 and a package of international mentoring, networking and access to MAVC tools and resources.


Photo courtesy of Mr. Adel Briones.