Deadline: 5 August 2016
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is currently inviting applications from eligible organizations for its Geospatial Data in Africa with an aim to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of creating and using location-based analysis to accelerate the reduction of global inequities.
This organization would serve as a strategic grant maker, capacity builder, and effectively coordinate with others working in mapping and data on the continent.
- Collation and creation of a complete map of Sub-Saharan Africa with the basic core geospatial data layers: road networks, settlement names & locations, key points of interest, and water bodies. Countries, stakeholders and other partners may build on these core data layers to develop enhanced contextual layers such as population estimates
- Country capacity development to maintain maps through improved data gathering or sharing to ensure more integrated systems and adoption of geospatial data
- Innovation pilots to provide shared-learning on how multiple types of data can be used to improve decision making
- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are granted to an organization that will:
- Coordinate and build a network of public sector, private sector, academic institutions and governmental entities working in geospatial data systems in Africa
- Develop mapping strategies for long-term sustainability with host countries and these networks
- Recognize, support, and grow strong leadership in the Africa geospatial and data system space
- Make strategic sub-grants in line with national mapping and in coordination with other grant makers and geospatial data partners in Africa
- Effective development of geospatial data with careful attention to local circumstance and a strong integration with national level processes.
- Wherever possible, support existing efforts rather than creating new efforts to avoid duplication
- Promote knowledge sharing across host countries, grantees, partners
- Engage and build a broad stakeholder set of donors to attract funding and participation
- Qualifications: The selected grantee organization will have:
- Proven ability to lead a diverse group of partners or organizations across countries in Africa
- Grant making experience in Africa
- Strong strategic ability, particularly in relation to data coordination and systems
- Technical project management experience in Africa
- Capacity building experience
- Ideally be based in Africa; if headquartered elsewhere, the organization must have a strong presence and/or offices in Africa
How to Apply
Applicants can submit their applications at the address given on the website.
Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia.
For more information, please visit Geospatial Data in Africa.