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  • 06-May-2017

Democreati

Abstract

Democreati is a mobile and desktop application that enables and empowers citizens of any country to share their views/opinions/takes/facts/report a story with cool, fun and easy to use info-graphics and pictures called “Bill”, “Report”, “fact” on the incumbent government/governance, politics, infrastructure, social, economic, environmental, educational development, growth and progress or retrogression/stagnation/underdevelopment or abandoned projects in their current constituencies or residence location/community.

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Who is your customer?

The general population in Nigeria has this need and the potential market size for this solution are enormous due to the increase in numbers of people using mobile phones and have access to the internet (ninety seven million internet users (97 million) as of present according to Nigerian Communication Commission).

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

The socioeconomic and political development of any country depends largely on the ability of its leadership to facilitate and sustain good governance. Good governance is a manifestation of committed, patriotic and discipline leadership. The crop of leaders that have attained leadership position since Nigerian independence had in one way or the other lacked vision, most of them have been engrossed with corruption and political bickering leading to the enthronement of maladministration and mismanagement of public resources, and consequently economic setback and other problems. In order to change the status quo and demand for better governance we decided to leverage on information technology to create a platform that will engender and entrench good governance. Our proposed solution and idea is to build a web and mobile application called "DEMOCREATI” which will enable and empower citizens of any country to share their views/takes/facts/report a story with cool, fun and easy to use info-graphics and pictures called “Bill”, “Report”, “fact” on the present or past government administration. Democreati users can attach constitutional excerpt and information about their locality/constituency, Councilor, Chairman, Governor, Mayor, Prime Minister, and President etc. The goal and final impact of this project is to have empowered people to be more informed and educated about their rights and constitutional privileges and also enable the citizenry engender and entrench transparency and accountability in governance in every sector through a simplified way.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

We believe that Democreati will be a successful idea/good governance system because its a tool which will enable and empower the citizenry to share their views, observations, facts or report with the aim of their message being directed to those in leadership positions, responsible for that particular job, task, and constituency that the Citizens want to address. Democreati enables and engenders transparency and accountability in governance in every sector, leadership position/capacity. It also empowers users and the citizenry to demand for their democratic rights and stewardship feedback from political office holders through a simplified and easily accessible way. Democreati Citizens are able to sign in/up using their twitter, facebook or linkedIn account. Their “Bill”, “report”, “fact” info-graphic posts can also be shared on these platforms to get more visibility/publicity.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

I and my team members are very prepared on executing to make this idea/system a platform for social inclusion leading to a positive change in governance in Nigeria, Africa and the World. We doing this by building the website and mobile Application that will facilitate this from an idea to reality. From comprehensive research and feasibility studies carried out We can assert that this is a new unique idea which we also consider a first mover advantage to any other similar ideas or system in place for facilitating/enabling good governance.