Common Vision for the Future

Tell us how you can use technology creatively to develop common visions of the future.

 

People are more likely to trust other groups if everyone shares a common vision of the future. When people have a stake in how their community is run, they develop visions of what the future could look like. That’s why the more people participate together in running their community, finding common ground in their shared interests, the more they trust each other.

 

Most people would like to have a say in the development of their community. By not involving more people, we’re missing an opportunity to build trust between different groups. Increased civic engagement is a pathway to a more inclusive society.

 

That's why we are inviting you to come up with new ideas for technology-enabled tools, products or services that can create opportunities for citizen engagement and develop common visions for the future. Join the Mahallae challenge for a chance to receive the support and funding you need to turn your ideas into reality. Start now by contributing an idea on this page. You can also click here to find out more about the challenge process and how ideas are selected.

 

Our challenge request is based on evidence.

 

Over the past years, UNDP in collaboration with Cypriot thinkers and researchers have collected evidence on the challenges to coexistence on the island. They have looked not only at what conditions are necessary for a political settlement, but also at what underlying social currents will make or break any settlement in the long term.

 

All Mahallae Innovation Challenge themes are inspired by the key findings of this research.

Stage Three | Solutions

Solutions are concepts that have been put into action. Check back regularly for updates on their development!

The Socialholic Typewriter is a creative writing tool which enables users to connect and collaboratively tell stories.
Hands-on Famagusta is a platform that helps shape conflicting priorities into a vision of a contemporary and prosperous Famagusta.

Stage Two | Concepts

Concepts are ideas that have been refined and further developed. Everyone is invited to endorse, comment on or contribute to their favorite concepts!

Hands-on Famagusta is a platform that helps shape conflicting priorities into a vision of a contemporary and prosperous Famagusta.

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The Socialholic Typewriter is a creative writing tool which enables users to connect and collaboratively tell stories.

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Neighbour to Neighbour is a virtual neighborhood that aims to facilitate information sharing between all communities in Cyprus.

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“I’m Learning Greek with Hasan Tuna” is a Greek language course-program broadcasted on Kanal Sim TV.

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Pathways to Peaceful Coexistence is an online consensus-building platform for people from all communities in Cyprus.

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Tag'n'Fix is a smartphone application that helps people to improve their neighbourhoods collectively.

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