The Internet Society established the Internet Society Foundation to fund projects that will improve the quality of people’s lives everywhere. The foundation awards grants to Internet Society chapters as well as non-profit organisations and individuals dedicated to providing meaningful access to an open, globally connected and trusted internet for everyone.
Of the more than 40 applications received this year, 13 projects were selected by a committee that evaluated projects based on criteria that included originality and innovation, community impact and sustainability and technical feasibility, among others.
The projects in Africa selected for grants are:
The Internet Society Foundation provides grants to the internet community, Internet Society chapters, non-profits and individuals working on one or more of the following programme areas:
The Internet Society Foundation will launch its next call for grant applications in early 2020. More information on future calls for grants can be found at www.isocfoundation.org.