2018 Winners

The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) was launched in 2018 following a gathering of I4C members at CampaignCon. This meeting spotlighted how threats to civic space are increasing worldwide and inspired the I4C Africa Hub to create an initiative that would support community efforts to defend against these attacks.
In Africa, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), human rights defenders, activists and those passionate about civic space must continuously confront attempts to undermine their work. Efforts to promote good governance and increase transparency are met with restrictive legislation, being branded as foreign agents, threats of intimidation and violence. Despite this, individuals and organizations continue to work towards social change with innovative solutions to challenges facing their communities.
As part of the response to the widespread and worsening trends affecting civil society on the African continent, I4C Africa Hub created the bi-annual Social Innovation Challenge (SIC). The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) aims to support existing or new ideas related to technology, policy, research, and/or advocacy that solve current needs and will create long-term impact on the continent. The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) is a Pan-African initiative to encourage engagement and participation of citizens and organizations to solve civic space challenges in innovative ways.
This page showcases the brilliant ideas from our first five (5) cohort of SIC Challenge Winners from 2018.