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Apply Now: $25,000 Seed Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response Solutions

By Wayan Vota on July 10, 2021

Digital Tools for Nutrition Service Delivery

The COVID-19 crisis had an unprecedented impact on our society. The crisis has exposed the fragility of the current system’s functioning across the globe, but has also:

  • Provided a powerful lens to examine the underlying conditions that led to this fragility,
  • Illuminated gaps in economic and social values chains,
  • Created an opportunity to improve economic resilience and related issues.

Innovative COVID-19 digital response approaches and South-South Cooperation, can respond to the current health emergency and far reaching socio-economic headwinds. Since the beginning of the pandemic, innovators have been responding to the crisis with a progressive approach.

Global South COVID-19 Digital Innovation Challenge

The Global South COVID-19 Digital Innovation Challenge will identify scalable innovative digital solutions that will enable communities from the Global South to deal with the cascading effects of the pandemic – across governance, economic and social sectors, and wellbeing.

Register Now for $4 Billion in USAID Funding

$25,000 seed funding grants from the International Telecommunication Union and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) are available for

  • Enabling governments and communities to suppress the transmission of the virus through technologies such as AI, blockchain, IoT for logistics and distribution for local
    supply chains, digital health, open educational resources
  • Mitigating the socioeconomic impact and safeguarding people and their livelihoods with digital cash transfers, e-commerce, digital financial inclusion, digital rights, and food security solutions
  • #RecoverBetter by improving preparedness measures like contact tracing, testing and surveillance, digital literacy for women and youth in the informal sector, and e-governance solutions

The Challenge will promote South-South cooperation and provide a mentorship scheme to increase the potential of winning teams to scale up innovations across developing countries.

Apply Now! Deadline is July 31, 2021

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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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7 Comments to “Apply Now: $25,000 Seed Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response Solutions”

  1. Jama says:

    Thanks for your presentation grants so that can i apply for this grants because my Organization based in Somalia?

  2. Kurt David Moses says:

    I am sorry but this is a very poor response to the magnitude of the Virus. Surely the response could be so much more robust even with the least cost responses. I am glad that people are contributing, but this response given the 5 billion of population that need a response is so, so small.

  3. Imran Zakariya musa says:

    We are give the many thanks sorry but this is a very poor response to the magnitude of the Virus. Surely the response could be so much more robust even with the least cost responses. I am glad that people are contributing, but this response given the 5 billion of population that need a response is so, so small.

  4. Shuruke Erera says:

    Thanks your presentation grants. Can I apply this grants?

  5. Hafiazu Ahmad Abubakar says:

    Thank for your attempt for disbursement

  6. FYI, the deadline extended.

    “Due to the enthusiastic response, we have decided to extend the Global South COVID-19 Digital Innovation Challenge deadline to 31 July”

  7. I’m makhotso molefe thank you for presenting this opportunity of grant ,as I am foster mother of 7 children their parents past on now I’m struggling to fulfill their needs in this time of pandemic

    I will be glad if my application will be refunded with amount of $25,000 seed

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