UKRI invites proposals to the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) first stage Digital Innovation for Development in Africa (DIDA) call. Stage one focusses on building Networks that bring together academics, industry, NGOs, policymakers and practitioners from Africa with UK partners. These Networks are expected to build new relationships and stimulate novel research and innovation ideas and activities that will enable partners to apply for funding to deliver a co-developed and fully realised project in stage two. This call has three thematic areas of focus and applicants can apply to any strand.
It is UKRI’s aim is to allow business-led proposals to be eligible in the second stage, if a Network considers this the best course of action.
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Eswathini, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Deadline: November 12, 2019