Geographical focus areas for this call are urban environments in Romania, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco, Tanzania, India (Rajasthan or Odisha), Vietnam, Colombia, Ecuador or Indonesia.
Projects having multiple implementation sites should have at least 50% of the budget dedicated to implementation in one or more of the above countries or states. Projects targeting implementation in rapidly growing secondary cities will be preferred.
It is also crucial that your work is in line with Fondation Botnar’s principles. Information about the principles can be found in the attached Fit for the future call document.
The lead applicant should be registered as a not-for-profit organisation, a public institution
or a reputed academic university or research institution in the country of implementation
and should partner with technology, regulatory, government and other implementation
partners, as required. We encourage for-profit startups, social enterprises and institutions,
and NGOs not registered in the country of implementation to apply in a service provider,
advisory, implementation research support and capacity enhancement role to the lead
applicants. Applicants pooling required expertise in a consortium (for example a public-private partnership) are welcome to apply and will be preferred.