$2 Million Global WomenConnect Challenge


Round three of the WomenConnect Challenge is a global call for solutions to improve women’s participation in everyday life by meaningfully changing the ways women access and use technology. Through bridging the gender digital divide, and meaningfully changing the ways women and girls access and use technology, we remove a barrier to women being able to reach their full economic potential.

USAID will provide four grants of $500,000 each towards advancing women’s digital development based on these four requirements:

  • Building upon Proven Strategies. Applicants will be required to base their interventions on known and tested Proven Strategies that have closed the gender and technology gap.
  • Private Sector Participation. Applicants will be required to include a private sector partner commitment letter in their application willing financially match 100% of the USAID contribution.
  • Reach at least 1 million women, 18 and above. Applicants should be able to show how they will take proven concepts and scale them ambitiously to meet project targets.
  • Pathway to Sustainability. Applicants need to explain their long-term plans to reach scale and viability to develop into long-term, self-sustaining projects and businesses.

Apply Now: Deadline is November 6, 2020

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