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Apply Now: €180,000 for Digital Solutions on Gender, Climate, EduTech

By Wayan Vota on January 13, 2020

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) describe the greatest challenges and needs of our time and define clear goals for addressing them. Achieving these goals requires collective action across the private sector, civil society, governments but also from dedicated communities and individuals.

ICT has immense potential and a critical role to play in achieving the SDGs, however, innovators and startups often lack access to support to reach remote regions and rural areas.

€180,000 Digital Innovations for SDGs Challenge

Innovation Factory is a programme implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supporting the development of local digital innovations and technologies that contribute to reaching the SDGs. It also fosters cross-regional exchange between innovators from different countries to help disseminate promising digital solutions.

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The Innovation Factory has set up the Digital Innovation Accelerator programme to support start-ups from Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico and Senegal that have the potential to contribute to reaching the SDGs in the areas of Gender Equality, Environmental & Climate Action, and EduTech.

45 short-listed teams will be accepted for the Digital Innovation Accelerator programme where each team will receive capacity building support and business model refinement in order to:

  • Develop a comprehensive business plan
  • Create a successful pitch strategy
  • Become investment ready
  • Optimise their SDG impacts

At the end of the acceleration phase, 12 winning teams will receive tailored support packages worth 15,000€ each.

Apply Now! Deadline is February 3, 2020

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. 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 his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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8 Comments to “Apply Now: €180,000 for Digital Solutions on Gender, Climate, EduTech”

  1. Cavin Mugarurac says:

    I can see a need for such programs, especially if you have just completed high school. Good motivation to participate. They will receive perks worth $15k.

  2. Owen Collins-Cole says:

    I really need innovation application from Sierra Leone please,
    also Sierra Leone is mostly left out of these ICTworks, pls help.

    • Wayan Vota says:

      Owen, we have no control over which countries are chosen by donors. We are always on the lookout for new opportunities for every country – including Sierra Leone – and always publish what we find.

  3. Admasu Degu says:

    I want to request job beneficiary now for unemployed

  4. Africa disaster management trust says:

    Hi my name is peter kindly am looking for donars who can fund my NGO is called Africa disaster management trust feel free to call us +254-723-358550 based in kenya Africa

  5. Uwalaka Dorathy Okwuchi says:

    Please I need the grant

  6. kay says:

    Why are these good opportunities not available for the Caribbean?

    • Wayan Vota says:

      That’s a great question for the Innovation Factory! They are the ones who chose Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico and Senegal as their target countries.