IPaidABribe conferred International Anti-Corruption Excellence (ACE) Award – 2017

The ACE award named after Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani is established by the Doha-based – Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre (ROLACC) in support of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
IPaidABribe was recognized as an innovative online platform for reporting corruption and bestowed the award in the ‘Anti-Corruption Innovation’ category.
Janaagraha’s Senior Product Marketing Manager Mr Rajith Shaji and Janaagraha’s Technology Lead Mr Nageswara Rao received the award from His Highness Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Personal Representative of His Highness the Emir of the State of Qatar.

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Swachhata App Wins Best Sanitation App from India Today Safaigiri Award – 2017

The Swachhata app developed by Janaagraha for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs was judged as the “Best Sanitation App” at the India Today Safaigiri Awards 2017. On an average, 17,000 complaints are registered on the app every day, and the redressal rate is 90 per cent. Citizen feedback through this app played a key role in the rankings of the 2017 Swachh Sarvekshan report released by the ministry.

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Citi Tech for Integrity (T4I) Challenge Audience Choice Award – 2017

I Paid A Bribe (IPAB), Janaagraha’s technology platform to report retail corruption won the Audience Choice Award for its citizen-driven reporting platform for keeping tab on bribery.One of the six demos that Citi Bank lines up across the world, the Tech for Integrity Challenge (T4I) recognises technology innovators who/which come up with solutions in the areas of financial transactions, cyber security and red tape.

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41 Gems of Digital India – 2017

The Swacchata web and mobile Applications developed by Janaagraha, the official application of the Swacch Bharat Mission has been declared as one of the 41 Gems of Digital India by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, GoI, Digital India, Gems of India, Sify and Maximum Governance. These 41 initiatives are the creme de la creme of eGovernance initiatives. Each one of these are deep, broad and sustainable initiatives that innovatively use technology to solve myriad problems of governance and promises to bring the government closer to the citizens, especially those at the bottom of the pyramid.

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Social Media for Empowerment Awards – 2017

MyCityMyBudget, our campaign for participatory budgeting in Bengaluru has received the Social Media for Empowerment Award 2017, in the category- Crowdsourcing by Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF). DEF identified the winner from a pool of 162 initiatives/ organizations in South Asia that have leveraged and implemented social media platforms through campaigns to connect with the masses.

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The Manthan Award for South Asia – 2015

ichangemycity.com, Janaagraha’s civic technology platform which is one of the largest Citizen to Government (C2G) interfaces in the country today, received the Manthan Award for South Asia 2015, in the category e-Governance –Online Platforms Empowering Citizens Through Technology. Manthan Award for South Asia is a first of its kind to discover, recognise and honour the best use of ICT and digital tools for social change and development.

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Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF) Asia Award – 2015

Ichangemycity, Janaagraha’s civic technology platform that is one of largest citizen to government interfaces in the country today, received the ISIF Asia Award 2015 in the catergories- Rights and Community Choice. In addition, the team also received a travel grant for a representative to join the Internet Governance Forum in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. The Information Society Innovation Fund, Asia is a grant and awards programme supporting innovative internet based solutions as tools to enhance social and economic development in the Asia Pacific region. It is a partnership between the Canadian International Development Research Centre, The Swedish International Development Agency and The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre. ISIF Asia Fund recognises projects that optimise technical knowledge and innovation around internet technologies.

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I Am Change Award – 2015

The Common Man, a short film by Janaagraha received the I am Change Award 2015 by Yes Foundation. Launched in 2013, YES! i am the CHANGE is a nationwide mindset transformation program to inculcate the value of responsible citizenship amongst youth through the impactful medium of films. It is the world’s largest social film movement with participation of over 13 lakh individuals from 2,500 cities and towns across India.

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National Civil Society Organisation Award – 2014

Pure Urban Electoral Programme (PURE), our campaign to spread awareness among citizens on voting and voter lists received the National Civil Society Organisation Award 2014 by Election Commission of India (ECI). The award is given by ECI every year to organisations working in the area of voting and voter lists in India.

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Skoch Challenger Award – 2014

Swati Ramanathan and Ramesh Ramanathan co-founders of Janaagraha received the Skoch Challenger Awards 2014 for: 1. Bringing in the much needed public participation element in Government of India’s flagship programme- Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) 2. Annual Survey of India’s City Systems by Janaagraha which is an objective evaluation of the state of our cities systems, benchmarking them against some of the best cities in the world 3. Digital platforms to register voters online, that led to cleansing of the electoral rolls. The Skoch Challenger Awards acknowledge exceptional efforts made by/through individuals, projects, organisations and institutions in improving governance in India.

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National Democratic Institute (NDI) Award – 2013

In celebration of its 30 years of strengthening democracy around the world, NDI honored a group of civic innovators at a dinner and awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The 21 government officials, political leaders, entrepreneurs and civic activists from 13 countries are at the forefront of efforts to use technology to expand opportunities for citizen participation and to make governments more transparent and accountable. Swati Ramanathan attended the ceremony and received the NDI Award 2013 for Janaagraha’s initiatives and digital platforms using technology to spread the values of open/transparent, accountable and responsive governance, that serve as opportunities for citizen participation.

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Google Global Impact Award – 2013

ichangemycity.com our civic technology platform received the Google Global Impact Award 2013. The Award recognises entrepreneurial teams who ‘think on a global scale and have a healthy disregard for the impossible’. It acknowledges initiatives that scale impact through technology.

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The Manthan Award – 2011

I Paid a Bribe, our online platform to report retail corruption received the Manthan Award 2011 in the category e-news and media by Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF).

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Pride of Karnataka Award – 2010

Swati and Ramesh Ramanathan received the Pride of Karnataka Award 2010 for Societal Development by the Round Table India. The Award recognises and honours achievers whose contributions are of crucial significance to the State.

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Giants Award – 2004

Janaagraha received the Giants Award 2004 by Giants Group of Garden City to recognise achievements and contributions in building participatory democracy through initiatives.

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