|Stage||Stage 3: Proof of Concept, Stage 4: Transition to Scale and Stage 5: Scaling|
|Country||Mongolia, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Afghanistan, Guinea, Guatemala, Ghana, Georgia, Fiji, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Djibouti, Cyprus, Cuba, Congo, Republic of the, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Colombia, China, Chad, Cameroon, Cambodia, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Benin, Belarus, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Angola, Albania, Haiti, Serbia, Maldives, Malawi, Lebanon, Senegal, Rwanda, Philippines, Peru, Panama, Nigeria, Niger, Nepal, Namibia, Mozambique, Morocco, Moldova, Mexico, Mauritania, Mali, Macedonia, Libya, Liberia, Lesotho, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Jordan, Jamaica, Iraq, Montenegro, Kosovo, India, Honduras, Egypt, Cote d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Timor-Leste, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Uganda, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Vietnam, Venezuela, Tunisia, Thailand, Tanzania, Syria, Swaziland, Sudan, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, South Africa, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Pakistan and Yemen|
|Focus Areas||Gender and Technology|
Gender and Digital Development
Gender and Digital Inclusion & Connectivity
|Target Beneficiaries||Proposals that promote more gender equitable access to and usage of existing digital infrastructure (as opposed to solutions that necessitate new infrastructure)|
|Management Team||WomenConnect Challenge encourages applications from organizations with women in leadership positions|
|Potential for Scale||Proposals will be measured according to the
degree to which the proposed solution is able to impact a development problem
affecting women and girls. The proposed solution must also demonstrate the
potential to reach additional women and girls through replication or adaptation
in new geographies, sectors, or contexts.|
The WomenConnect Challenge encourages applications from private sector actors, entrepreneurs, and organizations with market-based solutions and/or clear plans for sustainability beyond the point of award.
WomenConnect Challenge will not fund:
-Solutions with a strictly research focus
-Solutions in the idea phase with no demonstration of application
-Solutions that center around the provision of free equipment or focus on building new infrastructure
-Solutions that focus on a single component of the issue (for example, standalone digital literacy programs or SIM-card giveaways)
-Solutions that do not establish partnerships with relevant stakeholders
-Solutions that do not address societal perceptions and/or women’s trust and safety while online
-Solutions that are a continuation of an existing project without a new component
-Solutions that are affiliated with a political party or engaged in political activity
-Solutions that are focused solely on religious activities
Questions regarding this Request for Applications should be submitted no later than March 28, 2018 12:00 pm ET to the following onlineform.
Digital Frontiers will host a webinar on April 2, 2018 at 10:00 am ET. We will answer all submitted questions and respond to questions submitted via the webinar platform. A recording of the webinar, as well as the answers to the submitted questions (without attribution), will be reposted on the application website.
Any information given to a prospective Applicant concerning this RFA will be made available to all prospective Applicants as an amendment to this RFA, if the information is necessary for submitting applications or if the lack of this information would be prejudicial to any other prospective Applicant.