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APPLY: 2023 U.S.-West Africa Tech Challenge For African Tech Innovators

U.S.-West Africa Tech Challenge aims to advance the development of promising technologies that offer innovative solutions to help expose, understand, or counter disinformation, propaganda, and violent extremism within Coastal West Africa.

We invite technologists from across Africa to submit an application to present their solutions against these challenges to an audience of government, civil society, and private sector stakeholders.

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Scholarship Summary

  • Host: US Government | UNDP
  • Category: Competitions | Fellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All West African countries 
  • Reward: $250,000 USD.
  • Deadline: July 16, 2023
  • Scholarship Alerts: To receive Scholarship Alerts on WhatsApp, Click HERE

Details:

The U.S.-West Africa Tech Challenge is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center, in collaboration with U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, United Nations Development Programme, She Code Africa, Impact Hub Abidjan, and Becera

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Requirements:

We invite technologists from across Africa to submit an application to present their solutions against these challenges to an audience of government, civil society, and private sector stakeholders.

Up to eight organizations will be selected to demonstrate their technology to a panel of judges.

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Duration and Reward

  • Up to eight organizations will be selected to demonstrate their technology to a panel of judges.
  • Up to three organizations will be selected as winners of the Challenge and will receive funding totaling $250,000 USD.
  • The U.S.-West Africa Tech 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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Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the link below. 

The deadline for submissions is July 16, 2023, 11:59pm UTC. To receive the full details of how to apply, please complete the form on this page. The detailed instructions will be shared in English and French.

Deadline: July 16, 2023

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