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Apply Now: 3 Million GBP for Your Disaster Response Innovation

By Wayan Vota on October 2, 2017

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From Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, to Nepal’s 2015 earthquake we are seeing time and again how mobile technology is being used to support community preparedness and disaster response activities and to maintain dignity for those impacted.

Mobile Network Operators, humanitarian organizations, and technology innovation labs around the globe are actively investing in these mobile technology solutions year-around to ensure they are ready before, during, and after a disaster.

£3,000,000 Grant Funding For Your Disaster Response Innovation

The Disaster Response Innovation Fund is looking for ideas that use mobile technology to assist and empower individuals or communities affected by humanitarian emergencies, or to strengthen prevention, preparedness and response in disaster contexts.

Apply now for grant funding of up to £300,000 for your project that supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, extending the impact of mobile in helping build resilient infrastructure and making communities inclusive, safe, and sustainable.

Grant funding will be available for up to 10 projects to support:

  • Market Validation: Grants of £150,000–£300,000 for the scale up or replication of an existing project, product or service, delivered through collaboration between MNOs, NGOs, humanitarian agencies, private sector partners and/or national emergency/ environmental bodies, which has previously delivered innovative, impactful mobile-based solutions for disaster/crises affected populations.
  • Seed Project: Grants of £100,000–£200,000 to trial new products or services, where applicant organisations – MNOs, NGOs, humanitarian agencies, private sector partners, and/or national emergency/environmental bodies – have established mutual interest in the proposed activity and intend to work together to test new business models that have the potential to demonstrate innovative, impactful mobile-based solutions for disaster/crises affected populations.

For detailed information and requirements download the term sheet. For any other questions, please refer to the FAQs.

Apply Now! All concept notes are due by 13 October 2017 at 5.00pm GMT.

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Wayan Vota is a digital development entrepreneur and the co-founder of ICTworks. He also co-founded ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, Technology Salon, JadedAid, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things.
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