DIAL Open Source Center funds products that are considered public goods in the humanitarian/development space to do foundational work that is often more difficult to fund within the context of a particular project. In general, we fund projects, features or efforts that are well-aligned with the Principles for Digital Development and the mission statement of the OSC. The OSC will offer two rounds of calls for proposals for funding made to interventions around a particular theme, and member projects can also apply for ad hoc funding as part of a larger service offering with the OSC.
Funding Round, October 2017In this round of thematic funding, DIAL will make up to 4 offers, each up to $25,000 USD, to advance the mission of fostering “healthy, sustainable open source communities and products”.
SPIDER, a Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions is issuing a call for proposals for projects in Myanmar. Myanmar is undergoing unprecedented change and there are many opportunities to contribute to development. Transparency is availability on information about commitments, decisions and the situation at large and developing a country’s transparency makes for informed and inclusive processes.
This call for proposals invites projects that cover one or several steps of this chain. That is for example using available open data for awareness raising and opening discussions with duty bearers (public and private sector) to do something about the voiced concerns.
Deadline for application is September 29, 2017 – 23.59 GMT +2.
Have you been inspired by a project helping women and girls cross the digital divide?
The annual award by ITU and UN Women recognizes work around the globe helping to narrow the gender digital divide in three areas: Access, Skills and Leadership.
Nominations are now open for the equals in tech awards until 15 September 2017.
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) in partnership with the World Bank will invest up to $2.5m on ‘Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development’.
The new initiative seeks to improve availability and use of data under two themes: “Leave No One Behind” and the environment. These topics cover people with disabilities, those living outside traditional households (e.g. institutionalized populations, slum dwellers, the homeless and refugees), and issues related to climate change and urban resilience. Proposals for this call must be received no later than September 1, 2017.