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

By Wayan Vota on July 27, 2020

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Digital technologies are playing a role in enhancing Covid-19 disease surveillance, coordinating response mechanisms, and promoting public awareness. However, COVID-19 Digital Response measures could harm constituent digital rights, particularly:

  • The right to privacy and personal data protection
  • Freedom of expression and online association

Indeed, since the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, misinformation, censorship and surveillance efforts are expanding around the world. We need proactive and sustained digital rights advocacy.

Grant Funding for African Digital Rights

Many digital rights organisations, especially smaller ones, need funds to sustain their work, credible research to inform their engagements, and support for their advocacy campaigns.

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That’s why CIPESA’s Africa Digital Rights Fund has USD 1,000 to 20,000 grant funding for digital rights work across the continent through flexible and rapid response grants for work related to:

  • Covid-19 response measures,
  • How they affect the internet rights landscape,
  • How to redress any resulting harms to rights and freedoms.

Apply Now! Deadline: Friday August 7, 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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4 Comments to “Apply Now: $20,000 Grant Funding for African Digital Rights”

  1. Vusumuzi Mbulawa says:

    Please Notify me when Funding & new comments are added.

  2. Joseph Chege says:

    Fund me

  3. A Washington says:

    Please advise. Your notification says the deadline is August 7, 2020. The application link says the process is closed. It is now July 31.

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