Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), under its CodeBharat program, is inviting applications from individual App developers who are passionate about working on real-world bottom-of-pyramid problems and implementing cutting-edge solutions.
This is an exciting opportunity for developers to conceptualize, visualize, design and develop solutions that improve the quality of life for underprivileged communities in rural areas. Through this program, DEF aims to nurture innovators who are inspired to solve social problems and are passionately self-driven to lead a project from ideation and conceptualization to design and development, taking responsibility for end-to-end execution of ideas.
This program shall provide the necessary resources and infrastructure to help app developers translate their skills and passion into real-world working solutions for social development and impact purposes. DEF shall engage and nurture app developers in different solution categories based on their interests, skills and strengths.
Here is an illustrative list of categories:
Apps for Education: There are about 1.4 million schools in India employing about 7 million teachers. Areas of designing mobile solutions could be around improving access to education and enhancing quality of education; increasing attendance at schools; ensuring availability of infrastructure, 100% delivery of education; etc.
Apps for Panchayats: With 265,000 Panchayats in the country and 3 million Panchayat elected members across India, we need tools for Panchayats to manage their resources; engage their communities; achieve better governance; provide services to citizens; etc.
Tools & Utility Apps: Apps that can ease the process of benchmarking, community mapping, data management, surveys and research. This may also include solutions in areas like identity verification, Aadhar, BPL cards, Ration Cards, Voter Cards, government entitlements and others.
Infrastructure Apps: Apps that help manage large-scale project implementations, monitor government schemes and track local issues, campaigns and elections. Also, tools related to banking, microfinance and complaint mechanisms for local issues like water, transport, crime, etc.
Health Apps: Considering there are about 2 million frontline health workers in India, the entire ecosystems around them needs information dissemination, training and capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, and engage with communities to deliver better health services.
Tenure of CodeBharat Program: 6 – 12 months based on needs of the specific project and availability of the candidate.
Benefits to Developers: A monthly remuneration, incubation support including infrastructure and mentoring support. Developers who complete the full tenure of the program, shall have the opportunity to be co-founders of any entity that may be founded as a result of a successful implementation.
Eligibility Criteria: The applicant should herself / himself be the programmer, coder, visualizer & have very strong sense of understanding of the concerned subjects.
How to Apply: Email your CV with portfolio links to email@example.com mentioning your name, current location and years of experience in app development in SUBJECT of the email with a short note as to why CodeBharat interests you and how you can contribute.