Application are open now for the Womenconnect Challenge 2019 in USA Digital technology is revolutionizing the world by providing access to information, finance and networks, all of which is necessary for women to reach their full economic potential and create more self-sufficient communities.
Currently, 1.7 billion women in low and middle income countries do not yet have mobile phones. The gender gap of Internet users is more than 40 percent in some countries. The persistent gender digital divide is reinforcing, and even exacerbating, socio-economic gaps between men and women.
The advancement of women’s digital connectivity is key to promoting their empowerment in an increasingly digital world.
At the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick announced the second round of the WomenConnect Challenge, under the Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative of Women led by the White House. The P / P is an effort by the entire United States government to economically empower 50 million women in the developing world by 2025. By investing in women, USAID is allowing countries to go beyond assistance through Unlock of human potential on a transformational scale. USAID will disburse approximately three grants worldwide. The execution period of each award is up to 24 months.
The W-GDP WomenConnect Challenge seeks to close the digital gender gap so that women can fully participate in the global economy. The winning solutions will support the three pillars of W-GDP:
Advance the development of the workforce and vocational education for women.
Provide access to capital, markets and networks for women entrepreneurs.
Remove restrictive regulatory, legal, labor and social barriers to allow women to participate in the economy.
Deadline is August 6, 2019