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Apply Now: $600,000 UNHCR Scale-Up Grants for Your EduTech Solution

By Wayan Vota on January 4, 2021

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Children affected by humanitarian crises need high-quality educational technology innovations at scale to improve their lifelong social and economic opportunities.  However, there is limited evidence on what works in humanitarian relief contexts, as well as how to effectively bring technology solutions to scale.

Practitioners, donors and policymakers are unable to make informed ICT4Edu decisions on spending scarce resources and working towards sustainable impact. This is particularity pronounced during COVID-19 digital response.

$600,000 Humanitarian Education Accelerator Grants

Humanitarian Education Accelerator grants support promising educational innovations that can transition from successful pilots to nationwide programmes reaching children with quality education.

Sign Up Now for More EduTech Grants

UNHCR funds the HEA to blend mentorship by experts, peer-to-peer learning, capacity building, and direct financial support to strengthen internal monitoring, evaluation, learning, and scaling processes of edutech innovations in a three stage process:

  • Stage 1: Capacity building by experts in scaling innovations, M&E and partnerships for 10 innovations during a week-long Scaling Bootcamp
  • Stage 2: Tailored mentorship and further capacity building support on research, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and scaling for 5 innovations over 3 months
  • Stage 3: $200,000 grant funding for 3 innovation finalists for investments in research, project implementation and scaling.

HEA grants will support innovations that are ready to scale beyond the pilot phase in Chad, Ethiopia, Jordan, Lebanon and Uganda.

Apply Now! Deadline is January 15, 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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23 Comments to “Apply Now: $600,000 UNHCR Scale-Up Grants for Your EduTech Solution”

  1. Praveen Shrawan Shinde says:

    We need similar support for students of India too. Kindly convey opportunities.

  2. Fidelis Francis says:

    I like to help my community.

  3. Shamsu yunusa says:

    This is good. May god bless you. Amen

  4. Dam-Ayali Paul says:

    This is very recommended

  5. Vivian M. Seane says:

    Morning, I am interested and need to help the children in the farm schools in South Africa.

  6. I like to help my community

  7. Tonny Kosgey says:

    This is such a good gesture especially during Covid 19 period.
    My school needs expansion of 4 classrooms,new desks,PPEs and computers.

  8. Tonny Kosgey says:

    Floods have covered most of our schools in Baringo County, Kenya. We need to build schools, new desks, computers,food and PPEs. Any assistance will really be appreciated.

  9. Mobolaji Odedina says:

    I need help in my community to cater for malnourished Children and homeless Children .

  10. Mutai Hillary says:

    Wow! So nice

  11. Sibongile says:

    Hello I would like to help vulnerable children and those who are on Hob treatment and also help their parents that Hiv is not death sentence and since I have a daughter who was born Hiv+

  12. Elusogbon Seyi says:

    We need this educational airport for our youth in Nigeria please I will like you to do something

  13. I have applied for so many grants, yet I haven’t been called for once. I have a lots of inspiration and ideas of changing my immediate environment.

    I have done a lot of projects, I am still planning to do one this morning. I need someone to tutor me on how to write a very good proposal for grants. I sincerely have innovation…

  14. FURHANA MEHTAR says:

    Please help to build our small town .no jobs here .i want to make any form of factory to create work for the destitute .

  15. Emmanuel Adekunle says:

    How can get the Grant for our school in Nigeria

  16. Happiness says:

    A very good initiative. Thank you to the organisers. But I’m in Nigeria, how can our schools benefit from the grant?

  17. Mr Sol says:

    We are building institutions of innovations, productions and development in villages and communities in Ota, Ogun State Nigeria, to aid children into greatness and we desire partnership and support for its speedy fulfillment.

  18. Kayode john says:

    Youth Movement Organization Of Nigeria is NGO setup to empower an unemployed youths in order for them to meet their day to day expenses. We need your financial support to achieve our aim.

  19. George Okoth says:

    Am very greatful with this opportunity, can also community based organisation benefit from this because we as an CBO helps in offering financial to the vulnerable children in the community to further their studies.

  20. David Mphande says:

    I would like to help the vulnerable children but l have no support. I am seeking help.

  21. Gabriel says:

    Corvid has left many children out of school due to lack of proper amenities for social distance due to unavailability of enough classroom