Building peace in the minds of men and women

Seeking creative digital developers

UNESCO is looking for experienced creative developers and outside-the-box thinkers to conceive and produce a ‘virtual visitor experience’ related to its key ‘Empowering Local Radios with ICTs’ project. The objective is to engage decision makers within governments and the donor community, by communicating the importance and future potential of the project in a unique and innovative way.

The ‘Empowering Local Radios with ICTs’ project works to build the capacities of local and community radio stations in key information and communication technology skills. There are currently 32 radio stations in seven African countries that are part of the project, with the eventual goal to expand outside of this region and become a model for capacity-building in vulnerable communities worldwide. The project has been a great success so far, with radio stations becoming increasingly engaged with their audiences and much more able to address issues of concern in their local communities, especially those of women and girls.

The brief has been left relatively free and open to allow for the most creative and novel ideas. Elements of virtual exhibits, online galleries and even socially-minded video games could be built into a final product that would be unlike anything seen before in this domain.

With the development of this new virtual experience, this important UNESCO project will receive the global attention that it deserves, and have a large role in assuring the continued future for the project and facilitating its expansion into other disadvantaged communities across the world.

Call for Proposals: Empowering Local Radios with ICTs (PDF)

To submit a proposal for this contract, please send a brief outline of the proposed final product, along with visual mockups, an outline of previous relevant experience and a proposed fee in USD, to t.francis(a) on or before 15 April, 2015 at 12 pm Paris time.