Liberia is undergoing a reconstruction and unprecedented change and there are many opportunities to contribute to development, making it an informed and inclusive process. Therefore, SPIDER issues an open call for projects using ICT to promote transparency and accountability in Liberia.
SPIDER welcomes project proposals that entail:
- Collecting and sharing open data sets for a subject area where there is little or no open data available and where there are identified stakeholders who will use this data.
- Using open data for awareness raising and advocacy relying on available data shared through existing platforms
- Using available open data to engage with duty bearers (government, private sector and others)
Focus that goes across SPIDER thematic areas:
- Rights based approach;
- Social realities;
- Increased access to ICT;
- A maximum of 150 000 SEK can be applied for per project.
- The duration of these projects will be short, they must end by 31 December 2020.
- All project funding will be audited and organisations should be prepared to provide transparent and detailed financial records to SPIDER.
SPIDER doesn’t support
- Projects submitted by individuals
- Pure infrastructure deployment projects
- Projects that are focused on purchasing standalone equipment (equipment that is part of the project and necessary to produce the results are welcomed)
- Projects that have already started or requests for core funding
SPIDER will grant funds to local civil society organisations using ICT to improve transparency and accountability.
- Applications that exceed the page limit will be rejected.
- Concept notes not entirely filled out will be considered incomplete and rejected
- The application must be written in English
- Font should be Times New Roman (or equivalent), size 10 minimum
- SPIDER will not accept hand-written applications
- Applications received after the deadline will be rejected