Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants across Africa for the U.S. – West Africa Tech Challenge 2024 aimed at advancing the development of promising technologies that offer innovative solutions within Coastal West Africa.
Winning solutions will be put to use for the benefit of countries in Coastal West Africa but this Call for Submissions is open to organizations domiciled and headquartered across Africa.
U.S. – West Africa Tech Challenge 2024 | DETAILS
The U.S. – West Africa Tech Challenge 2024 is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center, in collaboration with U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, United Nations Development Programme, She Code Africa, Impact Hub Abidjan, and Becera. Up to three organizations will be selected as winners of the Challenge and will receive funding totaling $250,000 USD.
The Challenge will be hosted in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on September 27-28 2023, as a two-part event. Part one will consist of the demo day featuring the selected technologists; part two will feature panels and discussions amongst technologists, government officials, civil society, academia, and media to share lessons learned and opportunities for cooperation around addressing the challenges.
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To be considered for the Tech Challenge 2024, interested applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Organizations must be domiciled and headquartered across Africa, not just those based in Coastal West Africa.
- Organizations must offer innovative solutions to help expose, understand, or counter disinformation, propaganda, and violent extremism within Coastal West Africa.
How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the U.S. – West Africa Tech Challenge are to complete an online application and provide all the required information and documents by the application deadline.
Application Deadline: 16 July, 2023 at 11:59pm UTC