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Apply Now: $285,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Inclusion Solutions

By Wayan Vota on June 6, 2021

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The pandemic has exacerbated the need to be connected in order to access jobs, training, and markets. However, the digital economy excludes over half of the world’s population who remain disconnected from the web, with more than half of Africa still offline.

This is an enormous missed opportunity: connecting the rest of the world could add $6.7 trillion to the economy and lift 500 million people out of poverty.

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Building an inclusive digital economy that affords everyone the opportunity to lead a dignified and productive life will require reliable infrastructure, devices, and affordable data plans for all, particularly for those who do not have access in remote and rural areas.

MIT Solve Digital Inclusion Challenge

The MIT Solve Digital Inclusion Challenge is looking for technology-based solutions that ensure everyone has access to the digital economy and can:

  • Provide low-income, remote, and refugee communities access to digital infrastructure and safe, affordable internet.
  • Equip everyone, regardless of age, gender, education, location, or ability, with culturally relevant digital literacy skills to enable participation in the digital economy.
  • Scale safe and private digital identity and financial tools to allow people and small businesses to thrive in the digital economy.

Applicants can win up to $285,000 in prizes for solutions that advance inclusion, digital literacy, and economic opportunity, use innovative technology to improve quality of life for women and girls, and advance the economic, financial, and political inclusion of refugees.

Apply Now! Deadline is June 16, 2021

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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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33 Comments to “Apply Now: $285,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Inclusion Solutions”

  1. Mgbodi Peace Rowland says:

    Thanks so much for caring for us this period. The pamdemic has reaally distablize a lot if things here. And we are left with vitually nothing to start life with

  2. Margaret says:

    How can we apply for the Grant, we are Integrity United Women Group registered with Ministry of Gender and Children Social Development our group deals with helpless young girls mother’s who are orphans, we source for food stuff and sanitary towels and for the elder who are homeless we give them lunch, and clothes, however, due to outbreak of Covid-19, we have suffered alot because most of the wellwishers lost their business and also some lost their jobs, therefore, we are looking for any donor who can come to our help in anyway possible. Kindly for more information don’t hesitate to contact me and we sincerely look forward to hearing from you soonest possible. Thank You

  3. Tebogo says:

    I Wanna Apply For The Grant

  4. Mathapelo Mosese says:

    I would love tò apply for funding as it will do great for my business

  5. Kolya Patrick says:

    Support organisations in Africa

  6. Francisca Alban says:

    Please are we going to paid back the money with interested or is it Free for us to use better ict

  7. pelotshweu modimoopelo says:

    i wana setup cheap wireless internet in our rural communities

  8. Margaret says:

    Dear Sir/Madam, we are registered as Integrity United Women Group with The Ministry of Gender and Children Social Development, we support street girls and young mother’s/elderly persons, but to covid-19 we are not able to give them support with food stuff and sanitary towels, this is our humble request from your Organization/Individual for donation to help this helpless groups. If you want more information on this I will be willing to forward the information right away. Thank You

  9. Johnson A.Y. (Dr) says:

    We are presently operating NGO in Nigeria specifically targeted at The Less Privileged and Aged in the society. We are legally registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria

  10. Sunday Omada says:

    I am tech startup founder. I need a cofounder to join me in the race. You must be willing to support the startup finance too.

  11. Nancy chepngeno tuei says:

    We are a community base organization in Africa kenya where we deal with training girls , women and boys in reproductive system and menstraul hygiene management.And there by sew reusable sanitary towels and support the vulnerable girls and women in the reserve together with the training.so given the grants we would be able to train ICT and make them live a health life as they boost their economic situation thank you looking forward for your grants.

  12. pelotshweu modimoopelo says:

    Good eevening .
    Am looking for grant to start a sanitary pads manufacturing factory in Botswana. So to supply free pads for vulnerable or underprivileged kids and women .
    So would you inform me if you can help me to fund the project?

  13. Alex Aidoo says:

    Hello Sir I’m applying for your Noble grant which I saw on Google. I have register for a company but I have no funds to start it’s operations so I will be very grateful if you can assist me to commence the operation of my virgin company to enable me employ a number of youth in my community best regards.

  14. Alex Aidoo says:

    Please I need your Noble grant to help me commence the operation of my virgin company in other for mttd of employment some of the youth in my community

  15. Alex Aidoo says:

    My company name is Comestart Hub Enterprise duly registered with register general department in Ghana West Africa Accra. The aim of the company is employed populated youth in my community to help them improve their standard of living. I hope you wil grant me the opportunity for my dream to come true

  16. Good day Sir,
    I own a company called SMATT Ventures. It is a registered MSME company with the aim of producing renewable energy/energy efficient product and technologies. It is a virgin company sourcing for funds to start up. I will be glad if my company is considered for this grant.

  17. Uchechukwu says:

    I need a grant

  18. Kolya Patrick says:

    We are traums healing child care and community development association located in Uganda East Africa.cater traumatized children.Are eligible to be funded and implement our activities?.
    We are looking forward to hear from you.

  19. Kolya Patrick says:

    Hello sir,I’m applying for your noble grant which u saw on google.I have register for a company but i have no funds to start it’s operations so i will be very greateful if you can assist me to commence the operations of my virgin company to enable me to employ youth in my community.
    I’m looking forward to hear from you.
    Best regards.i

  20. Oluwasoji ruphus says:

    Oluwasoji ruphus Hello sir i need your assistant for me to start finishing cashing in our sea side area in ibeju lekki thanks

  21. Adeloye Omolara says:

    I would like to apply for your noble grant because I have a registered company no fund to run it but if I can be part of the beneficiary of this grant .I would be able to employ people of community at list it will be a bit ok.

  22. James ikechukwu says:

    I need Grant’s to upscale my business

  23. Obiorah Joseph U. says:

    This is a good welcome development to the effect of covid-19 negative impact to universe in general. Niece one.

  24. Prince Ijoma Eze says:

    Please I need the Grant, please I need the Grant

  25. Abiodun Salau says:

    …… Wow, my business ventures will reopen again with the Grant funding offer bcoz it will enable the youths around me to get back to work instead of begging and creating rascality in the community.

  26. Matthew Omale says:

    I own a company called SMATT Ventures. It is a registered MSME company with the aim of producing renewable energy/energy efficient product and technologies. It is a virgin company sourcing for funds to start up. The company looks to employ at least 15 youths (graduates and school leavers) for a start as manpower is needed during production and marketing of the products.
    I will be glad if my company is considered for this grant.

  27. Bob says:

    How can I get mine

  28. Veronica Raphael says:

    Hello sir
    We are the women wakeup foundation dealing with the Gender based violance
    Can we apply for grant

  29. I want to help my community

  30. Amon Mdlalose says:

    Good morning I running cctv company which is not doing well.

  31. Patrick Tebegha says:

    Digital world people need to build digital network training computer program also see future.

  32. Veronica Raphael says:

    Could we get grant for our community
    Instead of leaving the comments and no answer

    • Wayan Vota says:

      You will need to apply directly to MIT Solve for a grant. You will need to ask them if you get funded too. We only share the opportunity with you.