The U.S.-West Africa Tech Challenge

Young innovators’ U.S.-West Africa Tech Challenge 2023 ($250,000 USD in funding)

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The U.S.-West Africa Tech Challenge aims to accelerate the creation of breakthrough technologies that have the potential to expose, comprehend, or combat violent extremism, disinformation, and propaganda in Coastal West Africa.

The U.S.-West Africa Tech Challengee invites technologists from all over Africa to submit an application to propose their responses to these problems to a group of stakeholders from the public, business, and civil sectors.

Eight or more businesses may be chosen to present their technology to a jury. The Challenge may award up to three organisations with grants totaling $250,000 USD as winners.

The U.S.-West Africa Tech Challenge will take place as a two-part event on September 27–28, 2023, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The demo day featuring the chosen technologists will make up part one; part two will consist of panels and talks with technologists, government representatives, members of civil society, academics, and the media to share lessons gained and opportunities for collaboration on tackling the difficulties.


The usage of the winning ideas will help the nations of Coastal West Africa, but this call for submissions is accessible to all organisations based in Africa, not only those in Coastal West Africa.

Sponsors of the U.S.-West Africa Tech Challenge include the Global Engagement Centre of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy of Côte d’Ivoire, the United Nations Development Programme, She Code Africa, Impact Hub Abidjan, and Becera.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this programme, kindly follow the link below:

Click here to apply for the U.S. – West Africa Tech Challenge 2023

Application Deadline: July 16, 2023, 11:59 pm UTC

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