Apply for UNICEF Innovation Fund of up to US$100,000: Open Source Technology Solutions for Children!

Deadline: 26 February 2016

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is seeking applications for its open source technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people.

UNICEF works with governments, civil society organizations, and other organizations around the world to advance children’s rights to survival, protection, health, development and participation and is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Eligible Countries

Focus Areas

  • Products for youth under 25 address a range of needs including learning and youth participation.
  • Real-time information for decision-making: allows the situation of the most vulnerable to be understood by those who have an ability to address their circumstance.
  • Infrastructure to increase access to services and information, including connectivity, power finance, sensors and transport.

Grants available

UNICEF will consider applications for funding of approximately up to US$100,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • UNICEF is looking to provide investment-style funding to early-stage tech startups. Only entities that fulfill these mandatory requirements will be eligible:
    • A private company/institution registered in a UNICEF programme country (mentioned above).
    • Working on open source technology solutions (or willing to be open source) under the following licenses:  Software: BSD, AGPL, LGPL and Content and designs: Creative Commons CC-BY-SA or CC-SA
  • Projects funded need to increase the ability of children to access information and to increase opportunity and choice. Specifically, projects should align with one of UNICEF Innovation’s three portfolio areas:
    • products for youth under 25 to address a range of needs including learning and youth participation
    • real-time information for decision making and governance
    • Infrastructure to increase access to services and information, including connectivity, power, finance, sensors and transport.
  • Generating publically exposed real-time data that can be / is measured

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to complete and submit the EOI Response form available on the given website.

For more information, Please visit Solutions for Children.

Comments

  1. Anika Ahmed says:

    This is a brilliant idea. My organization has been seeking funds for IT related education for rural youth. Any chance you are still accepting project proposals?
    Thank You,
    Anika Ahmed
    CMES

    • Deepika Singh says:

      Hi Anika,

      Fundsforngos is not a funding organization and we do not provide grants. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

      For information regarding the application procedure, eligibility criteria and more , please visit the link provided in the last line at the end of the post.

      Thank You!

  2. Awish Buti says:

    National NGO can apply for this fund

    Best regard
    Awish Buti

    • Deepika Singh says:

      Hi Awish,

      Fundsforngos is not a funding organization and we do not provide grants. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

      For more information regarding the application procedure, eligibility criteria and more , please visit the link provided in the last line at the end of the post.
      Thank You!

  3. Mahamed Saed Farah says:

    My name is Mahamed Saed i live in Somalia specially Somaliland and iam the chairman Of Ihsan Social Voluntary Organization (ISVO) is an NGO that registered in the ministry of planing and the scope of work that we work is at the side of childrens if it’s there education and health also we work social works .
    So we would like to participate this project , so haw can we participate and contact with UNICEF also is it possible to propose this project

    our contact
    chiarman
    name: Mahamed Saed Farah

    We wish Good Luck

    • Deepika Singh says:

      Hi Mahamed Saed,

      Fundsforngos is not a funding organization and we do not provide grants. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

      For more information regarding the application procedure, eligibility criteria and more , please visit the link provided in the last line at the end of the post.

  4. My Name is Habtamu Bekele, i am form Ethiopia.now i am working on social entrepreneurship in the form of basic sponsorship for street children. if your organization would like to support materials and goods for our organization, please; contact BY OUR EMAIL
    THANKS

  5. my name is muluwork tadesse i am from Ethiopia my profession is Teacher of Biology in primary school Jimma Ethiopia .I am volunteer and social worker in schools and community i help venerable children and give care and support for HIV positive people in my free time . i am teach hafe day and i work volunteer work hafe day .i was start this work at 2010 at that time i have only 95 children but in this time i have 5341 from this children 3642 are girls my organization Name is mothers to children charity organization , i am partner with us embassy small project office .Belgium PXL university college .i need help from FUNGOUS.ORG
    Thank you for your attention . Greetings Mulu From Jimma Ethiopia

  6. Hi there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let
    you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading properly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same outcome.

    • Deepika Singh says:

      Hi Rumah,

      We have checked the post and all the pictures on the content are clearly visible. You can view the post on google chrome.

      Thank You!

  7. RK Gedion says:

    Glad to sée that UNICEF is doing a great job specially for needy person, which i can see as well but hère i would like to request u guys ‘reach to unreach’. Many children in my state face a big problem to go school n collèges due to lack of finiancial support.n parent ignore to send children s well. All this backward n ideology happen due pack of awareness n support. Not only this there are million of problèmes daily face by thèm….. ‘Hope oneday someone may come to rescue’. M’y stage.