U.S. – West Africa Tech Challenge 2024

U.S. – West Africa Tech Challenge 2024
U.S. – West Africa Tech Challenge 2024

We are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the U.S. – West Africa Tech Challenge 2024, a prestigious opportunity for qualified applicants across Africa to contribute to the advancement of promising technologies that offer innovative solutions within Coastal West Africa.

This Call for Submissions invites organizations domiciled and headquartered across Africa to participate in the challenge, aimed at fostering the development of impactful technologies for the benefit of countries in Coastal West Africa.

U.S. – West Africa Tech Challenge 2024 | DETAILS

The U.S. – West Africa Tech Challenge 2024, organized in collaboration with esteemed partners including the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center, U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, United Nations Development Programme, She Code Africa, Impact Hub Abidjan, and Becera, offers a unique platform for innovation. Three exceptional organizations will be selected as winners and granted a total funding of $250,000 USD.

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The challenge will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on September 27-28, 2023, comprising two significant components. The first part will feature a demo day, where selected technologists will showcase their solutions. The second part will involve engaging panels and discussions, bringing together technologists, government officials, civil society, academia, and media. This forum will facilitate the sharing of lessons learned and the exploration of opportunities for collaboration in addressing the region’s challenges.

We encourage suitably qualified applicants across Africa to seize this remarkable chance to contribute to the development and implementation of transformative technologies in Coastal West Africa. Together, let us shape the future and create lasting impact in the region.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Tech Challenge 2024, interested applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Organizations must be domiciled and headquartered across Africa, not just those based in Coastal West Africa.
  • Organizations must offer innovative solutions to help expose, understand, or counter disinformation, propaganda, and violent extremism within Coastal West Africa.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the U.S. – West Africa Tech Challenge are to complete an online application and provide all the required information and documents by the application deadline.

Application Deadline: 16 July, 2023 at 11:59pm UTC

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