We are delighted that Audiopedia has been selected for the Digital-X catalogue by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) following an extensive selection process. More than 30 UNDP experts worked to find, match and link ready-to-use digital solutions to the pressing needs of UNDP, UN partners and governments. In the end, 100 solutions were selected from more than 4,000 submissions.
Digital X is a Partnerships for Scale Programme by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) that helps innovative digital solutions scale globally. This initiative is designed to connect UNDP and Governments with proven, ready-to-scale solutions to meet urgent digital needs.
The selection committee for the UNDP Digital X Solutions Catalogue assessed and evaluated the solutions based on a set of criteria. In addition to being proven and ready-to-scale, the digital solution must solve a relevant problem for UNDP with a clear and easy-to-understand solution and benefits. The solution must bridge the digital divide by deeply understanding the needs of its users, and it must be innovative in solving the problem in a unique way. The impact of the digital solution must be high, measured by indicators linked to a Sustainable Development Goal, and it must be technically safe in terms of code, data privacy, and cyber security. The team behind the solution must have strong experience and long-term ownership.
The projects selected in the Digital X Solutions Catalogue will have the potential to work with UNDP and governments in the 170 countries where UNDP operates. They will have the opportunity to impact hundreds of thousands or even millions of lives, with greater credibility to talk with governments, UNDP Country Offices, and impact investors. These projects will receive global exposure with UNDP partners and support in adapting their product to become Open Source, a Digital Public Good, or a white-labeled UNDP digital product, which can create new revenue models or paths to scale. They will also receive optional introductions to UNDP field experts and technical advisors as well as matching with mentors from the DIGITAL X Network. Finally, they will be invited to matchmaking calls with UNDP Country Offices to develop proposals and apply for funding, including up to $100,000 with Digital X funds.
Audiopedia's audio content is designed to be easily accessible and understood by individuals with limited literacy skills, making it ideal for those living in remote or rural areas where traditional forms of education may not be available. The platform covers a wide range of subjects, including health, agriculture, and financial literacy, providing practical and essential knowledge to improve the lives of individuals and communities.
We are thrilled that the UNDP recognizes the impact and potential of the Audiopedia platform, and we are dedicated to continuing our work to bring knowledge to life for those who need it most. By providing accessible education to communities in need, we are working to break down barriers and create a more equitable world.
We invite you to join us in our mission to bring knowledge to life for communities in need by endorsing our work and supporting our efforts through a donation. Together, we can create a world where everyone has access to the education and knowledge they need to thrive.