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Current Digital Development Funding Opportunities

Here are the current grant funding opportunities for ICT4D projects around the world. Be sure to check the requirements of each donor and the funding priorities of each call for proposals.

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Apply Now: $1,000,000 for African Online Safety Solutions from Google

Apply Now: $1,000,000 for African Online Safety Solutions from Google

Published on: Aug 10 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Over 500 million people have access to the Internet on the African continent – 40% of the population. Over 250 million Africans use smartphones for going...
Apply Now: $150,000 Grant Funding for Digital Social Insurance Solutions

Apply Now: $150,000 Grant Funding for Digital Social Insurance Solutions

Published on: Aug 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The informal sector is a primary driver of economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa, accounting for 80% of total employment, 55% of total GDP, and 89% of employed...
Apply Now: $20,000 Grant Funding for African Digital Rights

Apply Now: $20,000 Grant Funding for African Digital Rights

Published on: Jul 27 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Digital technologies are playing a role in enhancing Covid-19 disease surveillance, coordinating response mechanisms, and promoting public awareness. However, COVID-19...
Apply Now: $100,000 for Blockchain Solutions from UNICEF Innovation Fund

Apply Now: $100,000 for Blockchain Solutions from UNICEF Innovation Fund

Published on: Jul 20 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Blockchain technology may have the potential to improve international development impact globally by providing information, opportunity and choice to programs....
Apply Now: $200,000 for African Digital Reading and eBook Solutions 

Apply Now: $200,000 for African Digital Reading and eBook Solutions 

Published on: Jul 13 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The novel coronavirus pandemic impact on education is profound. The near-universal lockdown of 190 countries has closed schools and universities, affecting more...
Apply Now: $10 Million for COVID-19 Response Data Science Solutions

Apply Now: $10 Million for COVID-19 Response Data Science Solutions

Published on: Jul 07 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The novel coronavirus global pandemic is affecting global society in profound ways and will require new and innovative approaches. Beyond the impacts on public...
Apply Now: $1 Million to Improve Literacy Tech for Children with Disabilities

Apply Now: $1 Million to Improve Literacy Tech for Children with Disabilities

Published on: Jul 06 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
More than 93 million children globally have a disability, and at least 90 percent of those residing in countries with high poverty levels do not attend school....
Apply Now: $150,000 Grants for Community Internet Services Solutions

Apply Now: $150,000 Grants for Community Internet Services Solutions

Published on: Jun 29 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
There is still digital divide around the world, regardless of how many people have access to mobile phones, 3G wireless coverage, or community telecenters. As the...
Apply Now: $25,000 for COVID-19 Digital Detect and Protect Solutions

Apply Now: $25,000 for COVID-19 Digital Detect and Protect Solutions

Published on: Jun 22 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
COVID-19 is an unprecedented global health and humanitarian emergency. It threatens to create devastating social, economic, and political crises that could leave...
Apply Now: $10 Million for Artificial Intelligence COVID-19 Digital Response

Apply Now: $10 Million for Artificial Intelligence COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Jun 16 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
How can we develop and scale responsible and evidence-based artificial intelligence algorithms and data science approaches that support COVID-19 Digital Response...