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Sector: Women, MSME, FinTech, Innovation | Amount: Up to $50,000 of Co-Funding | Deadline: 30 April 2019
Funding Type: Grants
Donor: UNCDF, in collaboration with UNESCAP
Who can apply? Eligible applicants who can apply for the Innovation Fund include:

  • Regulated Financial Institutions (Banks, MFIs, Insurance Companies)
  • Payment Service Providers
  • Agent Banking Aggregators
  • Mobile Network Operators
  • Technology Providers
  • FMCG/Agriculture/Other Companies
  • FinTech Companies
  • NGOs
The applicant can be based anywhere globally, but the project must target women-owned, managed or led MSMEs in one or more of the target countries.
Country: The target countries include: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Myanmar, Nepal, Samoa, and Viet Nam.
Contact: For more information please visit Women MSME FinTech Innovation Fund.

Sector: Education, Innovation | Amount: USD 50,000 | Deadline: 28 May 2019
Funding Type: Grants
Donor: UNESCO
Who can apply?

  • Governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO can nominate. Nominations can be of up to three individuals, institutions or organizations who have strong contributions for girls’ and women’s education.
  • The establishment of project and its running should be for at least two years. Moreover, the project should show potential to be replicable and scalable, and contribute to priority areas (impact, innovation and sustainability) of the Prize.

Country: Any country around the world.
Contact: For more information please visit UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education.

Sector: Disaster, Technology, Innovation | Amount: USD 150,000 | Deadline: 29 Mar 2019
Funding Type: Grants, Competition
Donor: Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)
Who can apply?

  • The competition is eligible for both for-profit and not-for-profit organisations, as long as your work is relevant to the theme of Disaster Tech.
  • Disaster Tech is defined as technology which aims to protect and save lives before, during or after natural disasters.
  • It is not necessary for your organisation to be registered in Asia-Pacific, but your work should be relevant towards resolving a disaster-related issue in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Your organisation’s work should be aligned to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and/or 13 (Climate Action).
  • All applications must be submitted in English.

Country: It is not necessary for your organisation to be registered in Asia-Pacific, but your work should be relevant towards resolving a disaster-related issue in the Asia-Pacific region.
Contact: For more information please visit Disaster Tech Innovation Competition.

Sector: Digital Transformation in Energy Management and Automation. | Amount:

  • 1st Prize: The winning team will win job offers from Schneider Electric, and an all-inclusive international trip to two cities of their choice (where Schneider Electric has offices).
  • Global Finalists: The Top 8 teams will be invited on a fully sponsored trip to the Schneider Electric Global Innovation Summit in Barcelona to pitch for the Grand Prize.
  • Regional Finalists: Participants will receive mentorship from Schneider Electric experts to polish their proposals and make it to the Grand Finale.
  • Women in Energy Award: One all-female team from the semi-finals will win the Women in Energy Award, securing a place in the finals and cash prize of USD $1,000.
| Deadline: 25 May 2019
Funding Type: Challenge
Donor: Schneider Electric
Who can apply?
  • Only university students eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of submission of the Initial Application are permitted to submit their proposals.
  • Students worldwide must be registered in a bachelor’s (at least the 2nd year), master’s or MBA program of business, engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics or other Sciences are eligible to compete in the Contest.
  • The Contest is open exclusively to individual students in teams of two, of which at least one team member is female. Both of the team members must study in the same region for the duration of the competition. They are not, however, required to be from the same university, nor are they required to study the same subject or be in the same year, as long as they are not in their first year of their undergraduate education. Likewise, the students are not required to be permanent residents or nationals of the country in which they are studying in order to compete. Should an individual student Entrant be disqualified, that Entrant’s team will no longer be able to participate.

Country: Any country around the world
Contact: For more information please visit Go Green in the City Challenge 2019.

Sector: Technologies, Financing, Innovations | Amount: Proposals are accepted year-round across three stages:

  • Stage 1: Proof of Concept (Up to $200,000 - up to 3 years)
  • Stage 2: Testing and Positioning for Scale ($200,000 to $1,500,000 - up to 3 years)
  • Stage 3: Scaling ($1,500,000 to $5,000,000 - up to 5 years)
| Deadline: September 11, 2019
Funding Type: Grant
Donor: USAID, U.S. Global Development Lab, Development Innovation Ventures
Who can apply? Proposals are accepted year-round across three stages, from any type of organization.
Country: In any country in which USAID operates
Contact: For more information please visit Development Innovation Ventures.