Even as technology revolutionizes the world, 1.7 billion women in low- and middle-income countries still do not own mobile phones, and the gap between the number of men and women using the Internet has grown steadily over the past three years. To help address this issue, USAID has launched the WomenConnect Challenge—a global call for solutions to improve women’s participation in everyday life by meaningfully changing the ways women and girls access and use technology.
WomenConnect Challenge funds will support evidence-based solutions that empower women and girls to access and use digital technology to drive positive health, education and livelihood outcomes for themselves and their families. Registered U.S. or non-US organizations are invited to apply. Learn more and download the Request for Applications (RFA) here. The submission deadline is May 4, 2018.