The eNGO Challenge is open in six categories for best use of ICT, mobile, digital media & new or social media by an NGO for:
- Best Use of Website & Internal Tools (Website):
This category focuses on NGOs that are using website to showcase their activities, projects and local content to get networking and support from funding agencies. This category also welcomes NGOs that create awareness on certain issues through campaigning.
- Best Use of Mobile content & Apps (Mobile):
This category focuses on NGOs that have used mobile tools/Apps for their internal &external communication to drive social change. For example,an NGOis eligible to apply under this category that uses connectivity through mobile phones, sms, video calling or any other means to engage and empower communities at large.
- Best Use of e-Commerce (e-Commerce):
This category focuses on NGOs who have used ICT and digital media tools such as e-Commerce, mobile phones, online shopping and social media networkssuch as Facebook & Twitter to promote their business meant for the benefit of a community. For example, an NGO is eligible to apply under this category that usesa website or social media networks for the promotion and trading of products for the benefit of a community.
- Best Use of Software Automation & Networking (Tools):
This category focuses on NGOs that use digital media tools for improving and enhancing their organizational efficiency by using networking and software tools such as Wi-Fi, Skype, Tally etc. For example,an NGO is eligible to apply under this category thatuses video-conferencing technology to connect with their regional partners or does staff capacity building program with various ICT tools.
- Best Use of social Media (Social Media):
The category focuses on NGOs that use social media as a tool to get solutions for and from the communities. For example, an NGOis eligible to apply under this category that uses Facebook and twitter to engage communities or inform them about issues.
- Best use of e-Content (incl. Audio / Visual / Radio):
The category focuses on NGOs that empower people to use video or radio to help communities raise their voice for their problems. For example,an NGO is eligible to apply under this category that facilitates people to record video or participate through community radio to share messages or register complains or highlight social issues.
[quote]Definition of ICTs: In this context of the eNGO Challenge, ICT (information and communications technology – or technologies) is understood to include any communication device or application, encompassing: cellular phones, Internet, wireless network, videoconferencing, blogging, and social media.[/quote]
[quote]Definition of Social Media: Social media includes web- and mobile-based technologies which are used to turn communication into interactive dialogue among organizations, communities, and individuals. Social media is defined as “a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0 and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content.”[/quote]