Pitch - United Nations
Democratise commenting on the internet.
Proposal from 2011 which we did together Morten Bak.
Our proposal is focusing on one of the major pillars in the work of UNDP – poverty. In understanding that UNDP is not a political organization, but a global collective addressing pressing issues and solving them through dialogue and mutual understanding.
Thus the following concept is not thought as the solution on how to end poverty, there is already a great deal of amazing initiatives helping locally, but staying true to the DNA of UNDP our proposal is a democratic and transparent concept.
We also tap into the notion that there already is a huge amount of data regarding global poverty issues, floating around in media, from where people gather information but sometimes forgetting that the media is attaching their view to the issue.
The point is exactly that the information is fragmented, not collected, not easy to comprehend, and at the end not easy to react on.
So, how do UNDP create awareness to global poverty?
Put simple UNDP will be the conveyer of an online tool accessible to all people, a tool that will:
Organize data -> Visualize information -> Create awareness & knowledge -> Organize people
UNDP will deliver objectiveness on poverty topics, providing the full picture, UNDP becoming the curator of all data – across all media - related to global and hyper local poverty. And at the same time making all this information easy accessible to people right in their browser, real time, as the global online community discuss the issues.
In other words, this concept will actively give UNDP and the poverty issue a rightful space between media and people. Not intervening but merely empowering people with knowledge freed from certain views and the opportunity to discuss it. Which for a great part is what the Internet is all about.
Above all, it is important to keep in mind that this concept is manifested by one simple online tool, attached to the browser that we all know and use everyday. All other attached websites and social media initiatives gives access to depth and engagement in this endeavour.