Africa Open Data Network Research Coordination: Pursuing Data-Driven Sustainable Development

Deadline: 15 August 2016

The Open Data for Development Network (OD4D) is seeking applications for its Africa Open Data Network (AODN) with an aim to support the sharing of emerging evidence among diverse data actors, stakeholders, communities and enthusiasts, mobilizing them for a greater impact. It will also be evident in the capacity of the actors themselves to pursue data-driven sustainable development.

Objectives

  • Increase the awareness of effective Open Data Innovations in Africa at all levels, promoting and supporting related initiatives, events and convenings
  • Support and scale activities among non­governmental actors and stakeholders in Africa Open Data to increase the Open Data capacity of civil society, businesses and governments
  • Promote the adoption of open data principles, practices, policies and viable partnerships among all stakeholders
  • Link research with advocates, implementers, governments, civil society, communities, and private sector to increase the effectiveness of research results in informed policy decision making
  • Collaborate towards policies, and strategies for the inclusion of Open Data as catalyst and prime component of the Sustainable Development Goals, with strong emphasis on the role of Open Data in economic rights, benefits, and growth
  • Support and elevate existing work and convening longstanding actors from the continent to advance practices and policies that are developed and sustained locally

Funding Information

  • The grant of up to USD$100,000 for an initial phase of the activities of the AODN.
  • The duration of this initial grant should not exceed 9 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Organizations based in all parts of the African continent can in principle qualify for support.
  • Applicant organizations are considered to be those that have legal corporate registration in an eligible country.
  • The primary considerations in selecting a host will be the quality of the proposal and experience of the proponent team in the range of areas of the open data for development program.
  • The committee will also evaluate the experience of the proponent organization in building communities in Africa, and other operational considerations, including the institutional capacity to monitor research activities and capacity to exercise proper stewardship of its resources.

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail through the given website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

Latest Funds for NGOs

CSP – A Professional Development Program for those working to improve their communities

Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund: Inviting Applicants for Irrigation Window Program

PEI Call for Applications: Regulatory Capacity Strengthening in Africa Program

USAID: Innovations in Feed the Future Monitoring and Evaluation Program

ACTAE /CANSEA Call for Proposals: Competitive Grant Scheme to Strengthen the Conservation Agriculture Network

The Arca Foundation: Supporting Educational and Charitable Activities in United States

International Press Institute: Seeking Applications for Journalism Micro-grants in Turkey

DHHS/NIH: Seeking Applications for Feasibility and Planning SPOREs to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Texas NRCS Urban Conservation Project

Embassy of France in Wellington, New Zealand: Call for Applications for 2018 Pacific Fund

Applications Open for Norwegian Cooperation Programme in Higher Education with Russia!

Applications Open for Aziz Foundation’s Grant Program!

EREF: Seeking Applications for Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Programme

BMBF Call for Proposals: International Disaster and Risk Management (IKARIM) Grant Program

U.S. Embassy in Austria: Seeking Proposals for Austrian-American Partnership Fund

2017 RSSAF Grant Program: Supporting Economic, Political and Social Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands: Special Grant Competition in honor of CyberSecurity Awareness Month

International AIDS Society: Seeking Applications for CIPHER Grant Programme – 2017/2018

Australian Government: Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation Program

Call for Applications: BRICS Multilateral Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration

Applications Open for SIU’s Three -Year Project Funding Programme!

SIU’s Eurasia Programme 2017! Apply for Project Development Funding

The Sumitomo Foundation: Grant for Projects for the Protection, Preservation & Restoration of Cultural Properties outside Japan

DHHS/NIH: Seeking Applications for Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers