The 2021 U.S. – Africa Tech Challenge application is out. The application closing date has also been announced. There is a total of $250,000 USD in funding for winners of this challenge.
The Challenge invites technologists from across Africa to submit an application to present their solution against disinformation and propaganda to an audience of government, civil society, and private sector stakeholders.
The Challenge is being held as a two-part virtual event. Part I will take place virtually in April 2021 where the selected organizations will be given up to 25 minutes to present their solution to a closed audience, followed by a question and answer session from a panel of judges.
Part II will take place on the margins of East Africa Com on 11-12 May 2021, one of the premier events for digital communications, and will provide participants with an opportunity for virtual networking and partnership-building. East Africa Com is part of the Connecting Africa series with AfricaCom.
U.S. – Africa Tech Challenge Eligibility
- The U.S.A./Africa Tech Challenge aims to advance the development of promising and innovative technologies against disinformation and propaganda across Africa. As such, only submissions from companies domiciled and headquartered in Africa will be considered.
The Tech Challenge Prize
- Up to three organizations will be selected as winners of the Challenge and will receive funding totalling $250,000 USD.
How to Apply for U.S. – Africa Tech Challenge
The application period is now open. Please email [email protected] for details on eligibility and application instructions.
To submit an application, click here.
Application Closing Date
The deadline for the submission of applications is 28th February 2021.
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