The U.S. – Africa Tech Challenge is seeking innovative responses to counter disinformation and propaganda in Africa, supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center (GEC), in partnership with U.S. Embassy Nairobi, the European Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, Twitter, Park Advisors, and Informa.
The U.S. – Africa Tech Challenge is focused on technologies that are market-ready and available for immediate implementation and use. While continued feature development is expected and necessary, technologies still in the proof-of-concept phase will be given lower consideration than those ready for immediate use.
Given that the Tech Challenge is focused on the African continent, this call for submissions is only open to companies domiciled and headquartered in Africa.
Grant size: 50,000-250,000 USD
Deadline: 28 February 2021