Do you have an innovative idea that supports responses to natural disasters or humanitarian emergencies?

The GSMA Disaster Response Innovation Fund can provide funding to help you to test or scale it.

GSMA is looking for ideas that use mobile technology to assist and empower individuals or communities affected by humanitarian emergencies, or to strengthen prevention, preparedness and response in disaster contexts.

Funding of up to £300,000 per project is available, as well as promotion and networking opportunities. GSMA funds either: Seed Projects to test new products or services; or Market Validation Projects to replicate proven products or services.

The Fund is open to applicants delivering impact in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa.

As partnerships are critical to delivering sustainable impact, applications must represent a collaboration consisting of two or more Mobile Network Operators, NGOs, humanitarian agencies, national emergency/environmental bodies and/or private sector companies. Project impact should be delivered in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, or Latin America.

The Disaster Response Innovation Fund is backed by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and supported by the GSMA and its members.

Applications opened on 7 September 2017 and deadline is 13 October 2017 at 5.00pm GMT.

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