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Internet Society funds three projects that enhance Internet environments in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda

June 6, 2013  »  EducationNo Comment

The Internet Society today announced funding for 11 community-based Internet projects that will enhance the Internet ecosystem in underserved communities around the world. The Community Grants are awarded twice each year to Internet Society Chapters and Members. Recipients receive up to US$10,000 to implement their projects.

Three of the eleven projects funded in this round of grants will address needs in Africa:

  • Internet and Quality of Life Divide: Will provide research for an evidence-based ICT policy to help bridge the Internet divide in Ethiopia.
  • WMIAfrica: Will create a digital community of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in Kenya to serve as a virtual mentorship program.
  • Promoting Child Online Safety in Uganda: Will promote child online safety in Uganda by educating children, teachers and parents at three urban schools; will also develop a user guide and will advocate for sound policies that ensure Internet safety.

The next application round of funding opens in September. Prior rounds have supported projects in South Africa, Ghana, Cameroon, Rwanda, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Somalia, and Mali. For more information, visit the Current Grants page.