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Apply Now: $750,000 Grant Funding for Education Technology in Uganda

By Wayan Vota on February 17, 2020

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As we’ve seen in our continued coverage of educational technology solutions across the African continent, there are multiple strategies that use ICT solutions to improve educational outcomes.

Specific to Uganda, there is a strong need for innovative ideas that can help the country reach Sustainable Development Goal 4: Achieving inclusive and quality education for all.

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For example, while almost every Ugandan child enrolls in primary one, only 61% reaches primary seven, and less than 30% reaches secondary school. Ultimately, only 10% of Uganda’s youth complete secondary education.

Grant Funding for Education Technology

UNCDF’s Digital Innovation in Education RFA is looking for Ugandan organizations that can propose innovative and scalable solutions address the following Focus Areas. Applicants can apply for one or several Focus Areas. UNCDF has grant funding from $50,000 USD to $150,000 USD per grant agreement in each Focus Areas.

  • Area 1: Develop and deploy an e-recruitment solution to improve the recruitment and promotion process for teaching and non-teaching personnel in the education sector.
  • Area 2: Develop and deploy a dashboard to improve planning, support to the schools and reporting at the district level.
  • Area 3: Pilot and scale digital for School Management Systems (attendance, enrollment, examination and other school planning and reporting needs).
  • Area 4: Pilot and scale e-learning solutions targeting secondary school teachers
  • Area 5: Pilot and scale a digital solution to improve school fees payments and affordability
    through payment plans, savings and loans.

The solutions should target schools in the low-income rural regions of Kiryandongo, West Nile, Acholi and Lango and create the following results:

  • Increase digital and financial literacy
  • Improve the quality of skills and knowledge of secondary school teachers
  • Improve school operations, administration and management
  • Increase attendance of teachers in schools
  • Improve access to savings and micro credits to teachers
  • Improve planning and support of the district education to schools
  • Improve recruitment processes of teachers and experience of applicants
  • Drive adoption and usage of digital payment services
  • Collect real-time data on key education indicators

Apply Now! Deadline is March 1, 2020

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks and is the Digital Health Director at IntraHealth International. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of IntraHealth International or other ICTWorks sponsors.
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3 Comments to “Apply Now: $750,000 Grant Funding for Education Technology in Uganda”

  1. Am a teacher and I have a primary school in Uganda ,we are trying to give different skills to our learners like cookery,baking , weaving,art,games and sports and computer training but our major problem is to train practical work because we don’t have enough computers we mainly give theory part and we also luck computer labalotory.
    Can I get a chance of being also funded and I equip my learners wth computer skills?
    Thank you so much

  2. Agenorwot Fiona says:

    I have been looking for such opportunity because we the youth of Uganda have ideas but we can make it real due to factors like luck of funding to make ideas real