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Talaka.by is a mobile app and web service that helps people in cities across Belarus monitor city problems, generate ideas, and implement solutions.
Many people in Belarus do not believe in the possibility and reality of change, both at the city level and at the level of the country as a whole. One of the reasons for this is the alienation from the urban space cause by a lack of effective communication both between city people and between the city people and the administration. These circumstances hinder the development of civic initiatives.
Talaka.by aims to bring together different groups of people that often exist in parallel: those who notice problems and report them, those who know how to investigate a problem, those who generate ideas about how the problem can be addressed, and those who are willing to take targeted action. As such, Talaka.by functions based on a four-step implementation principle: complaint – investigation – idea – implementation. Following this principle, users will be able to post their complaints, suggest a possible solution for the problem, publish a project idea, or join the project discussion and implementation.
At present, there are a large number of platforms for discussion in the world. However, Talaka.by is qualitatively different because it provides an "all in one" service for project implementation. People willing to participate in social change and innovation need to visit just one place that will provide them with all the necessary information and tools (both online and offline). The information will be presented in a convenient form and the discussions will be facilitated through a user-friendly interface with gamification elements. Moreover, the platform facilitates the creation of a Social Action Network by bringing together problem-solvers who are motivated to take action for the improvement of their cities. The key difference between the Social Action Network and other social networks is the return from online to offline, so that people participating in the platform solve problems existing in the offline using modern online technology.
Thus, our platform will not only enhance the involvement of citizens in identifying of problem areas, but will offer them an opportunity to easily find like-minded people and organize themselves so that to solve problems without outside help.
Founder and Director, Talaka.by public platform; Sustainable Business (an online magazine, created to promote the Corporate Social Responsibility in Belarus and to arrange a dialogue between business and socially active people); Social News, Analysis and Communication Agency (an agency whose task is to aggregate information about solutions in the social sphere – social projects, urban development, charity, cultural initiatives, CSR, activism, as well as to prepare analytical materials and to facilitate communication between actors in the social sphere).
Creative Director, Talaka.by public platform. Intellectual co-founder, developer of the platform technology and principles of operation. The leader of the “Social Entrepreneur” course of Talaka.School. Over 8 years of work experience in IT and telecommunications. Over 3 years of work experience in advertising. Over 8 years of experience in developing and conducting of trainings, seminars and lectures.
Project Consultant, Talaka.by public platform
The leader of the “Project Consultant” course within the framework of Talaka.School, the supervisor of the group of the Talaka.by project assistants. Over 14 years of work experience in social initiatives. Over 8 years of work experience in project management, event-management. Over 3 years of work experience in consulting for project management.
Communication Specialist, Talaka.by public platform
Project coordinator of the Signal street art movement/ street art festivals organizer in Belarus since 2012.
Founder and Director of the Talaka.by public platform. Founder and Director of Sustainable Business...
Communication Specialist, Talaka.by public platform. Since 2012 - present - project coordinator of...
Project Consultant, Talaka.by public platform. The leader of the course “Project Consultant”...