The teams responsible for the top video submissions in the Civic Tech Leadership Program will be selected for a study mission to Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley for additional skills-building. The visit will help translate their learning experience into real-world change by connecting with technologists, policymakers, elected officials, and civic innovators.
- Completion of the Technology for Accountability Lab and Civic Tech Leaders Virtual Exchange.
- Participants must earn a Statement of Accomplishment in the Technology for Accountability Lab and a Certificate of Completion for the Virtual Exchange.
- Participants must be eligible to travel to the United States. Those under consideration for travel will be asked to submit a valid travel document (such as a copy of a passport) during the Virtual Exchange and will have to apply for a travel visa from the U.S. Department of State with the support of NDI and the Stevens Initiative.
- NOT a current employee of the National Democratic Institute, Stanford University or the Institute for Representative Government.
Subject to participant and geographic diversity, a Selection Committee appointed by NDI, Stanford CDDRL and the Institute for Representative Government will review video submissions and score teams on the following criteria:
- Clarity of the project presentation,
- Potential for real-world social impact of the proposed project,
- Cross-cultural dialogue in project presentation: use of English and Arabic language, as well as the inclusion of cultural references and context from the United States and the Middle East,
- Evidence of contributions from all team members,
- Inclusion of marginalized populations in the project design, and
- Volume and nature of appreciative peer comments on shared video submissions.