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Omidyar Network India, Response Funding for Covid-19

Omidyar Network India commits Rs. 7.5 crore ($1 million) to this initiative to tackle the challenges posed by the COVID-19 situation and the consequent socio-economic impact. Proposals should be in the range of  Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 2 crore and strengthen containment, detection, and treatment, support crisis management capabilities, and enhance resilience and recovery in the wake  of COVID-19.

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Specifications

Program website

https://www.omidyarnetwork.in/blog/omidyar-network-india-announces-rapid-response-funding-for-covid-19-commits-rs-7-5-crore-us-1-million-towards-solutions-focussed-on-next-half-billion

Type

COVID-19 Response

Geographical Scope

India

Funding / Investment / CapBuild type

Below is an indicative list of the types of initiatives that will be considered:

  • Data, apps and other technological solutions (for example, real-time information apps, ‘symptom checkers’, vernacular ‘helpline’ chat bots, contact tracing applications, case reporting systems, etc.)
  • Community outreach and mobilisation campaigns that may be particularly relevant to the current situation (for example, innovative approaches to mass messaging and feedback loops)
  • Proposals that seek to improve economic resilience of NHB workers and small businesses whose livelihoods are impacted due to Covid-19
  • Actionable research that enhances the ability of the government and public in dealing with the crisis (for example, enabling ‘social distancing’ in the Indian context).

Contact information

E-mail

RespondToCovid19@omidyarnetwork.in

Last update

Date

31-05-2020

Status

Not Accepting Applications

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