GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat • 16 July 2018
Event date 16 Jul '18 - 10 Aug '18 09:00

The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund aims to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges.

GSMA has now launched the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund – Round 2, which aims to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges.

Funding of up to £300,000 per project is available, as well as mentoring, networking, project support and promotion. This funding round will test new technical solutions, catalyse ideas to improve or transform institutional systems, and enable solutions to empower, assist or protect individuals and communities affected by complex emergencies and forced displacement. Project impact should be delivered in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, or Latin America. Download the full terms.

The Fund is especially interested in projects – implemented through collaborative partnerships – that can demonstrate long-term sustainability (i.e. commercial, technical, social, economic, environmental) beyond the lifespan of the grant.

Applications for Round 2 opened on 16 July 2018 and will close on 10 August 2018 at 18:00 BST.

All grant funded projects are expected to demonstrate how mobile technology can address one of the following 5 key themes within humanitarian contexts:

  1. Mobile Enabled Utilities
  2. Gender & Inclusivity
  3. Mobile Financial Services
  4. Digital Identity
  5. Food Security, Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change.

     

NB: Please note, UN organisations are not eligible to be the lead applicant, but are strongly encouraged to join applications as supporting partners.

Photo: UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic