1st Round (M-Technology) Summary of Winners

The competition was officially closed on 25th June 2013; AIMS received 24 applications, prepared short list, and obtained SEB approval over committee members, formed committee for Challenge Evaluation Committee, Expert Group and Panel of Judges.

AIMS conducted the evaluation of all applications transparently and obtained signature of each committee member on Conflict of Interest document.


Reference to Operation Manual Page 41: Selection Process by Panel of Judges the Winners for Idea category under M-Technology Awards and Winners for Solution Category under M-Technology Awards are described in the following report, based on 5th SEB meeting recommendation, and attached completed documentation we hereby request World Bank to grant the award to winners from Afghanistan ICT Sector Development Project P121755 through Project Fund IDA-H-665-Af under World Bank Grand for Sub-Component 2.3 of the Project, under Compoenent-2: Mobile Applications Innovations Grant Support-Non-Consultant Services contract number MCIT/AIMS/ICTDP/C2.5/QCBS/ISP Fund Management.

Under M-Technology the following categories have winners,
1. Idea Award
2. Solution Award


M-Technology Award Categories and Winners:


Idea Award:

An M-Technology challenge may seek only basic ideas for the best solution to the problem or objective.

 Winners:

1. Muhammad Jafari holder of national ID # 968766 applied for Challenge No. 2 “Improve Quality Assurance and Accreditation to process and rank universities”. He obtained 615.00 marks and is selected as winner. His idea is “To develop an online database web application that will have information and documented sources such as colleges, different majors, professor's biography, enrolled students, graduated students, examination results, academic articles, researches and all the universities achievements that will help the MOHE to monitor all the universities, professors and students' activities and achievement easier and faster.”


2. Waheedullah Wahidee Zazai holder of national ID # 341170 applied for Challenge No. 3 “Improve Hajj Registration System”. He obtained 662.50 marks and is selected as winner. His idea is “A Website for Hajj registration system, with tutorials of audio, video, text to perform Hajj, and SMS and Mobile application functionality.”


3. Abdulillah Qadeer holder of national ID # 38265 applied for Challenge No. 4 “Facilitate the provision of required information about agriculture to farmer”. He obtained 716.00 marks and is selected as winner. His idea is “A subscription based service provided via telecom operators to the farmers that will act as a platform where relevant information will be compiled with the assistance of the knowledge partners, placed on to the system and then delivered to the farmers via telecom companies.”


4. Ahmad Khalid holder of national ID # (Not provided) applied for Challenge No. 5 “Improve provision of public health and public health facilities information and awareness to public”. He obtained 592.50 marks and is selected as winner. His solution is “To develop a mobile application (iPhone app) in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health will have access to a database where all health workers are registered with a description of their full name, degree, qualification and skills set. When a patient is visiting a doctor or a pharmacist, he/she can enter the doctor’s details into the app and the app will confirm whether that particular doctor is authorized to work or whether she/he is doctor at all.”

5. Zubair Payab holder of national ID # OR215551 applied for Challenge No. 7 “Improve monitoring process of food expiration and food quality”. He obtained 624.50 marks and is selected as winner. His idea is “Based on the use of QR (quick response) Code technologies. QR codes are a type of two-dimensional barcode that can be read using Smartphone or any phone with camera or dedicated QR reading devices, that link directly to website, calendar events, website, phone number and text”.


6. Muhammad Reza Saberi holder of national ID # 47268 applied for Challenge No. 8 “Improve Survey System in Afghanistan”. He obtained 629.17 marks and is selected as winner. His idea is “An application developed by the technologies and methodologies noted in this offer can be used both in computers and smart mobile phones in a very easy and friendly manner. The whole system consisted of two major parts. The server site (Application Data Center) is the core database and the Client Site (Application Data Interface) is the end user’s facility used by application clients for reading and writing information.”


7. Abdul Wajid Aryan holder of national ID # 534886 applied for Challenge No. 9 “Improve the reporting and form submission of MoE assets”. He obtained 530.00 and is selected as winner. His idea is “To make a distributed Database management system where every directorate of provinces will be connected through the Database management system and every directorate will have access to the database and will insert their data and it will store in the main database server which will locate in the Ministry of Education and it will administrate by the Ministry of Education”.

Solution Awards:

The detailed solution award under this category would involve provision of detailed solution to the challenge posted including software source code if applicable.


Winners:


1. Saifullah Khan Holder of national ID # 278793 applied for Challenge No. 1 “Improve Communication of MRRD with Rural communities and District Development Councils”. He obtained 632.50 marks and is selected as winner. His solution is “To solve the problem of the inability of the MRRD with the local rural communities, we would implement a multi-level solution. We would establish the following modes:

  • A web-based survey forum for lodging and filing complaints anonymously.
  • A semi-IVR based set up for incoming phone calls from rural districts in order to categorize them for easier filing.
  • Enabling employees to work with computers to enhance the speed of the conversation using database.”

2. Saifuddin Sepher holder of national ID # 422907 applied for Challenge No. 4 “Facilitate the provision of required information about agriculture to farmer”. He obtained 716.00 marks and is selected as winner. His solution is “A central application that all mobile devices can access it. Everything to be said to audience is jut update the central system, like Facebook, the farmer application will allow everyone to share their skills, experience, to report the disease, to market for their products, one part of this application is something like Facebook (farmer society)”.


3. Jamshid Hashimi holder of national ID # 289006 applied for Challenge No. 5 “Improve provision of public health and public health facilities information and awareness to public”. He obtained 659.50 marks and is selected as winner. His solution is “To develop doctor.af Web, Mobile and SMS based Application which will serve as a resource and bridge between doctors and patients,providing platform for doctors and patients, getting instant SMS messages and the ability to get urgent information regarding on duty doctors of hospitals, on duty drugstores and information regarding disease .”


4. Muhammad Arif holder of national ID # 1922726 applied for Challenge No. 6 “Improve youth employment prospects, empowerment and protection”. He obtained 672.50 marks and is selected as winner. His solution is “an online freelancing website named Online Bazar. The idea of the solution is taken from www.odesk.com, www.freelancer.com and www.elance.com with modification to some features which are as per requirement to Afghanistan’s need and cultural norms. The proposed solution varies with the above mentioned freelancing website in a sense that the freelancing website are providing job opportunities such professional writers, proposal writers, software developer, mobile app developers etc. www.taskrabbit.com where almost every level and type of works are being focused in a society such as computer programmer, English teacher, carpenter, tutor, fruit seller, investment opportunity, welder, tailor etc. ”

You can obtain information about the winners (and their idea/solution) for 1st Round of M-Technology Award Competition under DEWAE. Please click on the link to download it in PDF format.