Call for Proposals on Data-Driven Digital Social Innovations in Africa

Enabel the development agency of Belgium's Federal Government is organising a Call for Proposals on Data-Driven Digital Social Innovations in Africa.

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Enabel the development agency of Belgium's Federal Government is organising a Call for Proposals on Data-Driven Digital Social Innovations in Africa. This Call's objective is to identify and support the scaling-up of data-driven DSIs implemented by public institutions, academia, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and/or Social Enterprises, in order to enhance the involvement of national and/or regional digital and data ecosystems in the development and concretisation of data use cases that aim to address societal challenges (for example bridging gender, rural/urban, connectivity and other gaps).

Financial support (grants up to EUR 300.000 per data-driven DSI) will be provided to a total of 7 projects (i.e. public sector, academia, CSOs, social entrepreneurs). This support will be complemented by specific capacity building activities for the identified/supported entities. By combining financial support (i.e. grants) and capacity building, the targeted entities are enabled to scale up existing (early-stage) data-driven DSIs.

The rationale behind this Call is to promote a genuine multistakeholder approach towards the development and consolidation of Africa’s digital and data ecosystems, both at national and regional level.
 

The key themes prioritised in this Call are the following:

  • E-Health/epidemics
  • Digital inclusion, encompassing issues like youth and gender gaps, digital rights, digital skills/education, decent work and social protection.
  • Climate change, covering areas like just energy transition, natural resource management, waste management, and climate-smart, sustainable agriculture
  • Governance, including resource mobilization, social cohesion/peace-security, smart cities, transportation, and tax/customs management 
     

Timeline of the Call for Proposals


The Call was launched on 16th April 2024.

Applicants are now able to find all the requirements and information on how to apply on the website of Wehubit (www.wehubit.be).

This will be followed by a selection procedure up to August 2024.

Projects will be contractualised by Enabel in September/October 2024 upon which they will initiate their implementation period of maximum 18 months up to March 2026.