What barriers have hindered the success of your project to date? How do you plan to overcome these and other challenges as you grow your solution?
Seed fund is need for project implementation. By getting grant, fellowship and collaborative however partnership we can overcome the challenges. We do business with social commitment for our sustainability with self fund rising by selling multimedia, web and local content production services. We have vision to start nationwide training program on ' Effective Use of Citizen Media and Social Networking' through school networking. We need to establish a mobile multimedia training center with training equipments, wireless internet and screen connectivity that we easily can give training to school to school as an extra curriculum activities. Although it starts from small, but we are generating our own fund for the purposes. Partnership & collaboration will help to overcome the challenges.
How do you see the information-technology and media sectors shifting over the next decade? How will your solution adapt to and/or drive that changing environment?
In the next decades the information-technology will be more interactive, user friendly, smart and life oriented. However the citizen will be more innovative and involve to produce and publishing the content. In the Bangladesh the e-learning, e-governance and e-management will be popular. The cloud computing and user friendly social media will make big revolutions in education, marketing and democratic participation.
Failure is not always an option. If your solution fails to gain traction in the next two years, what other applications of the idea could you explore?
I will try to collect the seed fund from other source and or by providing income generating media services we will try to collect fund for organizing event. The school networking will be easy if we can manage the transport vehicle, training equipment however the event management cost will be arrange from local contribution however from Machizo's self fund. Moreover there is option to involve the local NGOs, Universities and or institutes who are active on Information-technology, environment and community based organizations.
Expand on your selections, explaining how you will sustain funding
We will buy the necessary training equipments first. However we will publish a training book on Citizen Journalism and Social Media with local Bangla language to save training material cost. However we will buy necessary computer/laptop, internet modem, camera, screen equipment mobile/smart phone, citizen media tools and fixed arrangement. However we will create a official branding to saving the time and cost with official template.
In big fund case, the fund will be operate with a trustee board ( governance body with prominent professor, teacher, NGO leaders, lawer etc.), however will audited with external audit companies.
If we can arrange the fund, we will buy soon a small micro-bus/car as mobile training center.
Tell us about your partnerships
We do work with 'work order based ' assignments, however making partnership with NGOs, iNGOs, media, human rights and development organizations.
We receive grant, fellowship, award, however do consultancy and business with maximum priority to social good and commitments.
What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section?
Machizo has four permanent trained staffs skilled on web, video, graphics, training, citizen media and social networking. However it has a number of international and national part time consultants, advisers and volunteers.
Changemakers is a collaborative and supportive space. Please specify any community resources you would need to grow and sustain your initiative. Select all that apply
Investment, Human resources or talent, Marketing or media, Research or information, Collaboration or networking.
Specify any resources you might offer to support other initiatives. Select all that apply
Human resources or talent, Marketing or media, Research or information, Collaboration or networking, Innovation or ideas.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren’t specified within the list
I have chosen the issue of climate change as Bangladesh has been identified as the most vulnerable country for the climate change.
Both poor and rich, privilege and unprivileged, north and south all are marginalized in the perspective of climate change. Particularly, the grassroots poor of Southern coastal are seriously affected. Because of extensive local and global media coverage, the issues are addressed in the policy, research and leadership level. But the grassroots voice and the community reality have been ignored both in the media and during policy making.
However school networking is effective way to select appropriate participants and young citizen media practitioners. Moreover the issue could be linked with the education for wide acceptation as extra curriculum activity.