Breaking News! USAID Grand Challenge for Development with Facebook

After extensive analysis, USAID has determined that poor people in the country of Africa suffer from a lack of things. According to the World Bank, 414 million people, almost half the population, are people are living on less than $1.25-a-day, with no hope of affording even the most basic Apple iPhone.
Yet according to a recent USAID study on tremendous development success of US policies for the American poor, Africans are only poor because they don’t own enough Internet of Things (IoT) things. USAID is committed to pro-poor, market-based approaches, and has developed its newest Grand Challenge for Development to bring Black Friday-level enthusiasm for convenience electronics to poor people’s lives across Africa.
USAID has engaged in an innovative public-private partnership (PPP) with Facebook to leverage the well-established and proven technologies of drones and 3D printers to airdrop prosperity to Africa in the next Grand Challenge for Development (GCD). The United States Agency for International Development International Drones for Internet of Things Grand Challenge for Development Public-Private Partnership (USAID IDIoT GCD PPP) is a groundbreaking hype-based approach to jumpstart tech-materialism for the world’s poorest Africans.


USAID International Drones for Internet of Things Grand Challenge for Development Public-Private Partnership (USAID IDIoT GCD PPP)
Soon, Facebook drones will be flying over Africa, delivering broadband Internet to every citizen of the country. Through the unique IDIoT program, USAID will be installing 3D printers on every drone. USAID is calling on all innovative innovators innovating innovation to propose what should be printed and air-dropped on poor people that will automatically lead to spontaneous food security, rule of law, and greater resilience, making poor people poor no more.
The innovative innovators’ innovating innovation for development (I4D) proposal should be a brand new idea that has never been 3D printed and then airdropped before, yet is proven to be effective in fighting poverty through rigorous and extensive randomized control trials.
The winning proposal will receive 1 MILLION Facebook likes!
Innovators should focus purely in the innovative aspect of their innovation as scale and sustainability is assured through the PPP with Facebook, which like all private enterprises, has never failed at any initiative before. Facebook also has proven social impact and economic value through selling user data without user knowledge, so proposals should be devoid of security plans or privacy measures.
The International Drones for Internet of Things Grand Challenge for Development Public-Private Partnership (IDIoT GCD PPP) is open to all innovative innovators’ innovating innovation for development (I4D), so by definition it excludes anyone currently or previously employed by USAID, the World Bank or any UN agency.
Innovative innovators’ innovating innovation for development (I4D) must follow a 4 stage process to win the grand prize: 1 million Facebook likes.

  • Stage 1: Leveraging Twitter, innovators are required to tweet their entry using the #IDIoTGCD hashtag during April 1, 2015. These tweets will form the foundation of a global pro-poor movement, on par with other Twitter-based revolutions like the Arab Spring and BlackLivesMatter.
  • Stage 2: Tweets from Stage 1 will be reviewed by a panel of experts, and the best 100 tweets will be awarded 100 retweets from a combination of USAID Twitter accounts. This will serve as full financial support to underpin development of a full proposal.
  • Stage 3: Innovators will develop a 60-page proposal (59 pages will consist of Certifications and Representations), while transmitting a Meerkat livestream of their proposal development process. All proposals must have a M&E plan that includes gender component – i.e. written by a woman and reference a gender of the proposers choice. Proposals will be reviewed by a billion-dollar iNGO, which will have the worldwide, royalty-free right to use the proposed ideas in their own proposals.
  • Stage 4: Shortlisted innovators will be required to attend an Innovators Summit of Innovation in Washington, DC, where the winning innovation will receive 1 million likes (or 5,000 Twitter followers for $5). All runners-up will receive a firm handshake from the acting Administrator. Any resulting contract negotiation implies full surrender of intellectual property, personal likeness, and children’s hope for a quality education.

For more information about the USAID IDIoT GGD PPP, please tweet questions to @wayan_vota and @McDapper.