African Union Civic Tech Fund for supporting Various Organizations

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December 28, 2021

The African Union Civic Tech Fund supports not-for-profit and for-profit organizations (e.g. social enterprises) acting within the civic space. Attention will be specifically paid to digital solutions that will benefit woman and youths.

If your organization fits in the eligibility criteria mentioned below, you can freely apply for this grant!

African Union Civic Tech Grant

Sponsoring Agency: Civic Tech Fund Africa

Type of Fund: Grant

Deadline: January 16, 2022

Details: 

The African Union Civic Tech Fund is a pan-African competition that aims to accelerate innovative civic tech initiatives that have the potential to lead to citizen-led transformative action across the African continent.

This rests on the recognition that there is an acute need for meaningful participation by African citizens in addressing and solving governance and development challenges across the continent.

The overarching policy framework for the African Union Civic Tech Fund is Africa’s Agenda 2063 as well as other key policy documents associated with the African Union Shared Values agenda, such as the ACDEG or the African Youth Charter. Initiatives should therefore provide innovative solutions to solve problems of citizen participation, across a number of relevant areas:

  • Participation in public space & public discourse;
  • Electoral cycles and elections;
  • Rule of law & orderly transfers of power between governments;
  • Democratic culture and political pluralism;
  • Responsive, transparent, and accountable governance;
  • Peace and security (where it impacts democratic governance);
  • Human, economic and sustainable development (where it impacts democratic)

Eligibility Criteria

The following recipients are eligible to apply:

  • The organization must be a legal entity;
  • The organization must be registered in an African Union Member State;
  • The organization must be able to sign a service contract agreement (as opposed to a grant contract agreement);
  • The organization must not be bankrupt or being wound up nor have its affairs administered by the courts;
  • The organization must not have received an adverse audit opinion, either by its own auditors or its donors’ auditors;
  • The organization must have policies in place and/or practices in place to guarantee the ethical management of personally identifiable information;
  • The organization must not have been the subject of a judgment for fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organization, or any other illegal activity

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