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CIPESA Africa Digital Rights Fund 2020 for Digital Rights Work in Africa

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is pleased to issue the third call for proposals to the Africa Digital Rights Fund (ADRF), which supports digital rights work across the continent through flexible and rapid response grants.

Application Deadline: 7th August 2020

About the Award: Launched  in April 2019, the ADRF supports organizations and networks to implement activities that advance digital rights, including advocacy, litigation, research, policy analysis, movement building, digital literacy and digital security skills building. The  inaugural round of ADRF awarded USD 65,000 to 10 initiatives advancing digital rights in Algeria, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Type: Grants

Eligibility: The current call is particularly interested in proposals for work related to Covid-19 response measures, how they affect the internet rights landscape, and how to rectify any resulting harms to rights and freedoms. This effort is essential because, even in pandemic times, governments must respect rights and not abuse emergency powers. Moreover, many actors need access to credible information and research to inform their own work on awareness-raising and holding authorities to account during and in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Eligible Countries: African countries

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Grant amounts for this round will range between USD 1,000 and USD 20,000, depending on the need and scope of the proposed intervention. The ADRF strongly encourages cost-sharing. 

Duration of Award: The grant period will not exceed six months.

How to Apply: Read more about the ADRF  round three guidelines here . The application form can be accessed  here .

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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