A Global Challenge for Development

Making All Voices Count: A Grand Challenge for Development

Application Deadline: November 8 2013

Making All Voices Count: A Grand Challenge for Development is a global initiative that supports  innovation, scaling-up and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies  to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness.

The Programme is implemented by a  consortium consisting of Hivos (Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation, lead organization),  the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Ushahidi.

The Programme is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK Department for International Development  (DFID), Omidyar Network, Open Society Foundations and the Swedish International Development  Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

The Programme will offer grants, broker exchanges, and support capacity development. In addition to  granting strategies, the Programme also carries out brokering and capacity development activities to  actively stimulate the transfer of ideas and models between actors in different contexts and deploy  dedicated staff for capacity development among the grantees and research cohorts.


This Call For Proposal is open to the following applicants:
• Individuals
• Organisations.
For the purposes of this CFP, “organisation” includes: all registered non-government  associations; charities or societies; faith-based organisations; community-based organisations;  not-for-profit and for-profit companies and corporations; (inter)national non-governmental  organisations, social enterprises; and government (any Ministry, department or agency at any  level: local, municipal, district, (sub-) regional or national)
• Universities; colleges; academic institutions; research institutes
• Private sector companies and entrepreneurs with a keen focus on development

The following are ineligible:
• Political parties or initiatives which aim at proselytizing
• Organizations not adhering to democratic principles
• Any other applicant deemed inappropriate (at the discretion of the Programme)

Geographic requirements
For this first call, applicants may be based anywhere but must show that their proposed activities have a  clear link of demonstrable impact in one of more of the following countries: Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya,  Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Grants and Worth

Making All Voices Count aims to fund collaborative efforts, rather than one-sided approaches, and will award funds for the following three components:

  1. Innovation: Backing innovative ideas and technology solutions
    Innovation Grants (10-40,000 Pounds)
    Gender Grants (40,000 Pounds)
  2. Scaling: Scaling successful initiatives and responses
    Scaling Grant ( 40-100,000 Pounds Sterling)
    Gender Grants  ( 40-100,000 Pounds Sterling)
  3. Research and Evidence: Building an evidence base as to what works and whyResearch Grants ( £30 – 75,000)

Apply Now for the Making All Voices Count: A Grand Challenge for Development

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Making All Voices Count


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