We want to help and motivate individuals, groups of friends and families to track, share and discuss progress on their actions to change the world. In order to do this, we are developing an App that can be downloaded onto a phone, pad or computer. This App will allow selection of a number of small actions that can be done by an individual as part his/her normal daily life. These small actions, if aggregated with similar actions taken by many millions of others around the world, will help us all create a better world. The App will be made available deliberately at the very low, below cost, price of $1.25 to maximise widespread distribution and use and to emphasise that 1 in 5 people in developing world live on less than $1.25 per day - less than the half the cost of 1 coffee in many countries!
Figure 1: Illustration only of proposed App and how it might work on an IPhone (actual App will work on both iPhone and Android phones).
Figure 1 is just an illustration only of how task selection might work. There are 17 SDGs and Individuals will be able to build their activities and commitments in particular SDGs by choosing actions/tasks from a selection of suggested activities listed under each of the SDGs. . Individuals can create their own personal Activity Commitment Framework (ACF) in the App by selecting up to 8 actions or activities from their selected SDGs. One activity will be preselected for all users to encourage users to share information and SDG facts with friends and family to make all aware of the urgency and scale of the problem facing the World . The remaining tasks/ activities can be selected by the individual and these tasks and commitments built into the ACF, can later be monitored weekly, monthly and annually. A person may choose to do this ACF personally as an individual and persuade other individual members of his family and his group of friends to also create their own individual ACFs on similar, relatively easy things that they might commit to do. Alternatively he / she may combine with his family or group of friends to create a joint ACF to take collective action on a few bigger issues that may require more commitment but have greater impact. This could be items such as sponsoring a girl child in a developing country through school for 1 or 2 years.(Thus can significantly improve life chances and future income earning capacity of such a girl). The joint ACF will be treated and monitored in the same way as an individual ACF so the organiser of the joint ACF will need to consult with his group once a week to find out if they completed their part of the agreed activity. He/she can then enter the group data and later report back to his/her group on the collective progress being achieved by the group.
We want you, as the potential users, to be involved in helping guide us on what needs to be included in the App, how information should be presented etc. and we welcome your support, comments and suggestions. We will be doing a crowdfunding launch in due course and will undertake some surveys prior to the launch. Please sign up for our newsletter on www.wcydo.com or visit the latest news section on this website to see recent newsletters so that we can keep you updated on developments. We hope you will assist us in understanding better what would be most helpful and useful to you. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and contact us with your thoughts and suggestions.
This Wcydo (wich-ee-do) website and related social media outlets are intended to motivate people to do something. Our intention is to make the App widely available to all who may want to use it around the world and to make a minimal charge for its download from Apple, Google or other locations.