Coronavirus Projects

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The global pandemic known as the coronavirus (COVID-19) has inspired a global response. This page will be continuously updated with virtual events, funding opportunities, and collaborative civic tech projects that will try to help the world respond and recover.

We’re also working to help connect people working on immediate coronavirus responses with resources to assist and help make them more effective. You can help others or ask your own query of the community here.

Projects

Coronavirus Engagement Projects

How are people engaging the public and private sectors to help contribute to a collective response to the pandemic? How are people helping to contribute informal, mutual aid, to address common needs like social connection and remote work? How is the trend towards digital civic engagement accelerating because of social distancing requirements? We’ll track global responses to these needs here.

Example projects:

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Coronavirus Govtech Projects

Resources for governments to better engage the public, and vice versa. We will better understand our reliance on effective governance more than we have in recent years.

Example projects:

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Coronavirus Data Projects

Open datasets, civic data, government data, data visualizations, and other key sources for coronavirus response work.

Example projects:

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Coronavirus Advocacy Projects

How do we engage in politics in a new era of social distancing? What role does watchdogging and transparency serve? Which campaigns will we support to build the world we need?

Example projects:

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Coronavirus Media Projects

State and non-state actors are taking advantage of the panic and uncertainty surrounding the pandemic to destabilize democracies. How do we counter this misinformation? Resources for journalists and informed citizens alike.

Example projects:

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Emerging Tech and Hardware

How can emerging technologies like AI support us in these times? Can they? Medical supplies are in very short supply – are there safe, effective public responses to help fill the need?

Example projects:

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What are we missing?

Funding opportunities

Past:

Most civic tech conferences are moving online and are free of charge. Why not join in?

  • Digital Benefits: Rules as Code Demo Day @BeeckCenter
    June 28, 2022  4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rules-as-code-demo-day-sharing-progress-potential-in-digitizing-benefits-tickets-354935901837
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  • @peoplepowered Climate Democracy Action program launch event
    June 29, 2022
    https://www.peoplepowered.org/news-content/do-you-want-to-launch-a-participatory-program-for-an-equitable-climate-transition-apply-to-the-new-climate-democracy-action-program
    More details

  • @citylabberlin Sommerfest
    June 30, 2022
    https://citylab-berlin.org/de/events/citylab-sommerfest/
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  • Games for Change Festival #g4c2022
    July 12, 2022 - July 15, 2022  
    https://festival.gamesforchange.org/
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