Digital Transport for Africa (DT4A) Innovation Challenge 2022


Application Deadline: February 16th, 2022

The DigitalTransport4Africa (DT4A) Innovation Challenge is an initiative by WRI Africa, supported by AFD, that aims to support organizations and initiatives, from private companies to universities and NGOs, that are contributing to the movement for open data across the region and improved planning and implementation of sustainable mobility, particularly of the paratransit or informal transport sector. Activities might include:  

  • Promoting paratransit in African cities through open data and mapping 
  • Enabling the improvement of transit services, especially informal public transport 
  • Curtailing growing transport emissions, improving safety and increasing access to opportunities 
  • Providing hands-on experience with open data principles to the large and diverse network of city authorities, residents, universities, private technology companies, and international development groups engaged in urban mobility  
  • Sharing knowledge to strengthen cross-sectoral collaboration at the local and regional level 


Organizations/NGOs, academic institutions, and private companies that have projects or initiatives that fit the selection criteria are eligible to apply for the DT4A Innovation Challenge. Applicants must have the support of local authorities (municipalities) and provide letters of support from city representatives is highly recommended. Applicants must be from Africa or working in Africa. Only one application per organization can be submitted.

Organizations, including non-profits, academic institutions and private companies must:

  • Be a non-profit, non-governmental organization, or private company and be officially registered where you operate
  • Have a total annual operational budget of more than US$20,000
  • Be able to complete an Organizational Capacity Assessment, containing questions on organizational governance, internal controls, accounting, audit resolution, and technical capacity, in English or in French, and receive a medium to low-risk rating.
  • Be able to provide the most recent annual audit of your organization. If you do not have an audit, you must provide the following three documents:
    • A balance sheet for the most recent year and the previous year
    • An income statement for the current and previous year
    • A cash flow statement for the current and previous year
  • Have at least one key project person with professional working proficiency in English or in French (oral and written), in order to be able to submit narrative and financial progress reports and communicate regularly with WRI staff.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Digital Transport for Africa (DT4A) Innovation Challenge 2022


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