Practical Insights on Funding for ICT4D Projects

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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: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Published on: May 20 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange
There are thousands of innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East, yet too few are known outside of the small circles where...
Apply Now: $500,000 in Cash Grants for Your Internet Projects in Africa, Asia, Americas

Apply Now: $500,000 in Cash Grants for Your Internet Projects in Africa, Asia, Americas

Published on: May 06 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $500,000 in Cash Grants for Your Internet Projects in Africa, Asia, Americas
There are five Regional Internet Registries that manage allocation and registration of Internet number resources within their respective regions of the world. The...
Apply Now: $1 Million Grant Funding for Your African eWaste Solutions

Apply Now: $1 Million Grant Funding for Your African eWaste Solutions

Published on: Apr 29 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The off-grid solar technology industry is nascent but growing quickly. In 2017, the off-grid solar power sector provided energy access for 73 million households...
Apply Now: $250,000 Project Funding for FinTech Innovations

Apply Now: $250,000 Project Funding for FinTech Innovations

Published on: Apr 22 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
More than 90% of companies in the developing countries of Asia and the Pacific are micro, small and medium sized companies (MSMEs) and 40% experience constraints...
Apply Now: $300,000 for UAV Drone Delivery and Imagery Solutions

Apply Now: $300,000 for UAV Drone Delivery and Imagery Solutions

Published on: Apr 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
 A significant financing deficit lies between Africa’s current reality and the mobility that it both needs and aspires to. Unmanned aerial vehicles and cargo...
DHIRT: How Donors Will Evaluate Your Digital Health Proposal

DHIRT: How Donors Will Evaluate Your Digital Health Proposal

Published on: Mar 27 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on DHIRT: How Donors Will Evaluate Your Digital Health Proposal
It’s no secret that donors like USAID, DFID, and the Gates Foundation, and national governments struggle to evaluate digital health solutions embedded in program...
Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects

Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects

Published on: Mar 25 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects
Expensive mainstream software from advanced markets isn’t appropriate for many specialized contexts in international development. Open Source software has...
Apply Now: $300,000 USAID Contracts for Digital Agriculture Solutions

Apply Now: $300,000 USAID Contracts for Digital Agriculture Solutions

Published on: Mar 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - 17 Comments
Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger & food security initiative. The USAID Bureau for Food Security wants to integrate digital tools and...
Apply Now: $5 Million in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solutions

Apply Now: $5 Million in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solutions

Published on: Feb 25 2019 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. They work with partners to deliver proven...
Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge

Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge

Published on: Feb 18 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge
Smallholder farmers produce the vast majority of the world’s cocoa, the basic ingredient for chocolate. Cocoa farmers face daunting challenges: declining yields,...