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Making All Voices Count & Omidyar giving over £100,000 to citizen-govt focused startups

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inter_21-fast1Making All Voices Count in partnership with DFID, Omidyar Network, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and the United States Agency for International Development have announced grants of up to £100,000 for innovative solutions that can help amplify citizen voices and up service delivery.

Dubbed the Grand Challenge for Development, the Programme focuses global attention on innovative solutions that use technology to amplify the voices of ordinary citizens and support governments to respond to them. The solutions have to help promote effective democratic governance and accountability.

Making All Voices Count grants are targeted at Ghana, Kenya and South Africa and should be ideas that bring together tech actors, government, the private sector and civil society, to find new solutions to governance challenges in Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Applications for amounts up to £100,000 will be considered, although for exceptional projects the grant ceiling may be raised. We welcome ideas that are new and challenging: our current projects range from a multi-stakeholder project that follows survivors of sexual assault through health and justice services in South Africa.

Applications will be assessed on an on going basis – there is no deadline.

Find more info here or e-mail [email protected].

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