Digital divide

Wehubit Call for Proposals on 'Closing the Digital Divide through Education & Training' 2020

Wehubit is calling for proposals on closing the digital divide through education, training and the world of work! Wehubit is looking for digital solutions that contribute to closing the digital divide, by improving digital literacy and skills.

In order to realise the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set out by the United Nations, tapping into new technologies and digitalisation is essential.

Belgium’s digital transformation programme Wehubit is a key component driving this strategy. It is implemented by the Belgian development agency, Enabel, together with its partner, the Belgian Investment Company for Developing countries, BIO, on behalf of the Belgian development cooperation.

Wehubit supports different SDGs, through its funded projects and financing instruments, as well as through partnerships and knowledge brokering, by focusing on Digital For Development (D4D) initiatives and companies whose aim is to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.

Closing the Digital Divide through Education & Training

The general objective of the call for proposals is to increase the use and access to digital solutions offering better living conditions in the partner countries of the Belgian development cooperation. The specific objective of the call for proposals is to support the upscaling or replication of initiatives that close the digital divide for vulnerable groups (youth, women, unemployed, refugees and migrants) by improving digital literacy and skills through D4D initiatives in education, training and the world of work.

Eligibility

Rules applicable to the call for proposals on closing the digital divide through education, training and the world of work are defined in the guidelines of the call for proposals BEL1707111-AP-04. Only the guidelines constitute the reference document. Criteria listed hereunder are not comprehensive and are presenting a summary of those referring to the applicant:

To be eligible for grants, the applicant must satisfy the following conditions:

  • be a legal person, and
  • be a public actor or be a private non-profit actor, and
  • Your organisation (or your co-applicant) needs to be established or represented in the country where the action is implemented. To us it means that you are locally registered with the authorities, that you have local staff and that you are directly implementing activities in the country; and
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and not be acting as an intermediary, and
  • have already managed a grant amounting to 40% of the amount applied for. A certificate of satisfactory performance signed by the donor is mandatory and constitutes proof thereof, and
  • dispose of financial statements certified by an independent body (audit or statutory commissioner). Those statements must not be older than 2 years.

How to Apply

You can submit your application on closing the digital divide through education, training and the world of work by clicking on the ‘apply’ button below.

Click here to Apply

Please read the guidelines and introductory note carefully before submitting your application.

Deadline: 21st February 2020

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