Africa Digital Rights Fund offering Flexible and Rapid Response Grants

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Deadline: 31 May 2019

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is inviting applications for Africa Digital Rights Fund (ADRF) to offer flexible and rapid response grants to select initiatives in Africa to implement activities that advance digital rights, including advocacy, litigation, research, policy analysis, digital literacy and digital security skills building.

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The Fund will encourage partnerships between actors, to leverage their collective proficiencies and develop a wide network of active, regionally-based digital rights actors.

Funding Information

Grant amounts range between US$ 1,000 and US$ 10,000, depending on the need and scope of the proposed intervention. The grant period will not exceed six months. An average of 15 grants will be awarded per year.

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Geographical Coverage

In the first year of the Fund, i.e. the calendar year 2019, only organisations based in East and Southern Africa shall be eligible. In subsequent years, the scope shall be expanded to cover other regions of the continent.

Eligible Activities

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The activities that are eligible for funding are those that protect and advance digital rights. These may include but are not limited to research, advocacy, policy analysis, litigation, digital literacy and digital security skills building, and participating in digital rights policymaking processes.

Duration

The grant funding shall be for a period not exceeding six months.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • The Fund is open to organisations and coalitions working to advance digital rights in Africa.
  • The initiatives to be funded will preferably have formal registration in an African country, but in some circumstances organisations and coalitions that do not have formal registration may be considered. Such organisations need to show evidence that they are operational in a particular African country or countries.
  • The activities to be funded must be in/on an African country or countries.

Ineligible Activities

  • The Fund shall not fund any activity that does not directly advance digital rights.
  • The Fund will not support travel to attend conferences or workshops, except in exceptional circumstances where such travel is directly linked to an activity that is eligible.
  • Reimbursements for costs that have already been incurred
  • The Fund shall not provide scholarships.
  • Fund recipients are excluded from receiving more than one grant at a time.

Guiding Principles

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The African Digital Rights Fund will be guided by the following principles:

  • Transparency: The Fund will be administered in a transparent and open manner. Information about the Fund and the procedures for accessing it shall be publically available online, promoted at relevant events and widely circulated in online forums related to internet policy.
  • Diversity and non-discrimination: Care will be taken to ensure geographical representation and diversity of fund beneficiaries, with initiatives focused on women’s rights, media rights, sexual minority’ rights and People with Disabilities (PWDs) rights strongly represented among the beneficiaries.
  • Speed of decision-making: The period from receipt of applications to making a decision on awarding the grant shall average one month for regular grants, and one week for emergency grants.
  • Privacy and security: some initiatives or interventions supported under the Fund may have associated risks. CIPESA will ensure that the privacy and personal data of at-risk beneficiaries are treated with confidentiality.
  • Building internal capacity of beneficiaries: Where needed, the Fund will offer support to raise capacity in such areas as financial reporting, conducting advocacy, process documentation, researching internet freedom issues, and securing personal or organisational communications

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

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For more information, please visit https://cipesa.org/2019/04/cipesa-establishes-the-africa-digital-rights-fund/

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