Making All Voices Count: a Grand Challenge for Development, is inviting those with ideas that bring together tech actors, government, the private sector and civil society, to find new solutions to governance challenges in Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda to apply for funding.

Making All Voices Count grants for Ghana, Kenya and South Africa programmes will focus on new thematic areas. In Ghana, focus is on budget transparency and open data, in Kenya, it’s on local service delivery in the context of devolution while in South Africa, focus is on capacity development for civil society’s advocacy efforts

Applications for amounts up to £100,000 will be considered, although for exceptional projects the grant limit may be raised. There is no deadline, application is on a continuous basis.

Making All Voices is a partnership between DFID, Omidyar Network, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and the United States Agency for International Development.

We welcome ideas that are new and challenging: our current projects range from a multi-stakeholder project that follows survivors of sexual assault through health and justice services in South Africa, to a data-driven public service monitoring system for health and education that is embedded in the Bahawalpur district government in Pakistan.” — Making All Voices Count

For more information on how to apply and the kind of projects involved click here or e-mail

Bolade Popoola Author

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