Login to your account
Don't have an account yet?
Create your own account and receive notifications of opportunities of your interest, save the opportunity you like and discuss.
Apply for the African Union Civic Tech Fund 2022 (up to €20,000)

Apply for the African Union Civic Tech Fund 2022 (up to €20,000)

Country: Africa
Looks like you haven't logged in.
Login to save opportunities.


Applications are open for the African Union Civic Tech Fund 2022. The African Union Civic Tech Fund is a pan-African competition that aims to accelerate innovative civic tech initiatives that have the potential to lead to citizen-led transformative action across the African continent.

This rests on the recognition that there is an acute need for meaningful participation by African citizens in addressing and solving governance and development challenges across the continent.

The overarching policy framework for the African Union Civic Tech Fund is Africa’s Agenda 2063 as well as other key policy documents associated with the African Union Shared Values agenda, such as the ACDEG or the African Youth Charter. Initiatives should therefore provide innovative solutions to solve problems of citizen participation, across a number of relevant areas:

  • Participation in public space & public discourse;
  • Electoral cycles and elections;
  • Rule of law & orderly transfers of power between governments;
  • Democratic culture and political pluralism;
  • Responsive, transparent, and accountable governance;
  • Peace and security (where it impacts democratic governance);
  • Human, economic and sustainable development (where it impacts democratic governance).

See More: Climate Tracker Local Sustainability Solutions Reporting Fellowship 2022

Benefits from African Union Civic Tech Fund

  • Financial support
    • EUR 10,000 to EUR 20,000 per recipient.
  • Technical support
    • Virtual inception/acceleration week (hosted by AfriLabs).
    • Provision of embedded technical expertise through the engagement of civic tech specialists.
  • Thematic support
    • Provision of thematic expertise on democracy support, African Union governance & continental policy-making.
  • Marketing, communication & showcasing support
    • Facilitation of access to decision-makers at the African Union level as well as the international development community.
  • Peer-to-peer learning & networking
    • Facilitation of exchange between recipients and other members of related civic tech ecosystems.

Eligibility Required for African Union Civic Tech Fund

The Fund will focus on the provision of support to not-for-profit and for-profit organizations (e.g. social enterprises) acting within the civic space & the civic tech ecosystem, Particular attention will be paid to digital solutions that benefit women and youths as target groups.

  • Firstly, The organization must be a legal entity;
  • Secondly, The organization must be registered in an African Union Member State;
  • Thirdly, The organization must be able to sign a service contract agreement (as opposed to a grant contract agreement);
  • The organization must not be bankrupt or being wound up nor have its affairs administered by the courts;
  • Moreover, The organization must not have received an adverse audit opinion, either by its own auditors or its donors’ auditors;
  • Additionally, The organization must have policies in place and/or practices in place to guarantee the ethical management of personally identifiable information;
  • Lastly, The organization must not have been the subject of a judgment for fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organization, or any other illegal activity

See More: CIFOR-ICRAF Youth in Landscapes Network Internship 2022

Selection Criteria of African Union Civic Tech Fund

  • Relevance to the priorities
  • Technical viability of the suggested civic tech initiative & operational capacity of the implementing organization
  • Added-value elements
  • Expected impact on proposed target groups
  • Sustainability
  • Lastly, Cost-effectiveness

Application Details

The online application form is available. Only applications submitted via the online application form will be considered.

Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.

Correspondingly, Join us on Telegram for more opportunities!

Similarly, Visit oyaop.com and oyaschool.com for more scholarship opportunities.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline16 January,2022
Open toAll
Contact the organizer[email protected]



Your email address will not be published. Fields marked with * are required.