Apply Now: $150,000 Grants for Community Internet Services Solutions

Apply Now: $150,000 Grants for Community Internet Services Solutions

Published on: Jun 29 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
There is still digital divide around the world, regardless of how many people have access to mobile phones, 3G wireless coverage, or community telecenters. As the Alliance for Affordable Internet says, we need to have Meaningful...
Apply Now: $250,000 for Digital Remittance Solutions to Support Migrants

Apply Now: $250,000 for Digital Remittance Solutions to Support Migrants

Published on: Jun 01 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $250,000 for Digital Remittance Solutions to Support Migrants
As the world suffers coronavirus’ socioeconomic repercussions, global remittances are slowing substantially. Countries with high COVID-19 cases host 75% of the world’s migrants, sending 90% of global remittances....
How COVID-19 is Testing Digital Resilience in Senegal’s Education Sector

How COVID-19 is Testing Digital Resilience in Senegal’s Education Sector

Published on: May 13 2020 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
I’ve been working to innovate education in Senegal for over ten years as the founder of CyberSmart Africa. These days, I see that COVID-19 offers a real-time digital resilience test, dramatically exposing both successes...
Apply Now: 10 Million CHF to Improve Adolescent Wellbeing with Technology

Apply Now: 10 Million CHF to Improve Adolescent Wellbeing with Technology

Published on: Mar 02 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Young people between the ages of 10-24 should be central actors in shaping the world they live in. They are  early adopters of new digital applications, and could use them to address their health and wellbeing, increasing...
Apply Now: €180,000 for Digital Solutions on Gender, Climate, EduTech

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

Published on: Jan 13 2020 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
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...
Nollywood: A Secret Weapon for African Social and Behavior Change

Nollywood: A Secret Weapon for African Social and Behavior Change

Published on: Jul 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Years ago, I remember debating the design of an intervention meant to increase the role of women in Africa society. The budget was relatively small, but the donor wanted big, multi-country impact. The debate focused on the...
Apply Now: 1,500,000€ for Digital Solutions to Universal Health Coverage

Apply Now: 1,500,000€ for Digital Solutions to Universal Health Coverage

Published on: Jun 10 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: 1,500,000€ for Digital Solutions to Universal Health Coverage
Universal Health Coverage is a core focus of the Sustainable Development Goals and achieving Universal Health Coverage means that all individuals and communities receive the health services they need without suffering financial...
How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections

How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections

Published on: May 30 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections
Recently, Facebook announced it removed 265 fake Facebook and Instagram accounts, Facebook Pages, Groups and events involved in a coordinated attempt to influence political events and elections in Nigeria, Senegal, Togo,...
Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Published on: May 20 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange
There are thousands of innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East, yet too few are known outside of the small circles where they operate – or hope to. Orange S.A., the French...