The African Union (AU) Innovating Education in Africa (IEA) Call invites innovators to propose new and practical education innovations with the potential for sustainability, scalability, and replication on a wide scale.
In this context, Innovating Education in Africa (IEA) was established in 2018 by the African Union (AU) with the aim of identifying, promoting, and supporting the systemic adoption and replication of education innovations in all aspects of education and training in Africa.
They are looking to mobilize continental education innovators to rethink solutions that will help address education and skills development challenges in Africa especially as countries emerge from COVID-19.
They aim to create change by:
- Incentivizing innovators to identify major education and skills development challenges in Africa;
- Sourcing innovative ideas and solutions to those challenges for adoption replication and scale-up; and
- Encouraging innovation partnerships involving education and training institutions, governments and other key stakeholders.
Benefits for Successful Applicants
Successful applicants will benefit from one or more of the following:
- Receive grants of up to 100,000 USD to strengthen the interoperability of innovations with public education systems, while collecting evidence on effectiveness.
- Promotion of Innovation to AU Member States and Development Partners, including publication in the Africa Education Innovations Handbook 2022.
- Certificate of recognition from the Commissioner of Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation of the African Union.
- Applications will be accepted from citizens of AU Member States leading an organisation that meets the following criteria.
- Successfully implementing an education innovation in one or more AU Member States with verifiable outcomes. An education innovation refers to a product or service being offered by an organisation which uses a relatively distinct approach—with respect to the African context—in addressing challenges in the education system.
- Legally registered and licensed to operate in an AU Member State.
- Directly responsible for the implementation and management of the innovation, i.e., not acting as an intermediary.
For more information, visit https://edu-au.org/announcements-and-opportunities/call-for-submissions-2022