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Ongoing discussions

here we have some internal notes on the status of the activities


Kenya: Business mission with Innovation Norway and Norwegian African Business Association (NABA)

  • Brenda is with the business mission in Kenya
  • Hackathon as part of AHERI conference - meeting entry???


  • Contact with the government - travel on 24-26Feb2020 - Brenda - meeting???


  • collaboration with Iris Hub, see DigI:Villages - xx follows up
  • Connecting 3-5 schools together with Iris Hub (Benjamin) in Spring 2020
  • CMU Carnegie ... University in Kigali, interest for collaboration and connections to the government.
  • University of Rwanda - some initial contacts
  • EAC Internet Society - contact via Brenda


  • Hackathon DigI:TZ-Hackathon_Feb2020 - Josef, Christine, Brenda has joined
  • Call for action launched on "Apply now: Tanzania Digital Health" - who?
  • Shipment of equipment - Rashid, ... - suggest to ship via Muhas
  • UCSAF: Proposal for 10 schools connectivity - driven by Catherine R. Kimambo


  • Monastic School have their own programme
  • Telenor is interested in buz cooperation for connecting 20 schools
  • Adra Norway follows up with "educational collaboration" involving Zabai, Telenor and Gov.

South Africa

  • Mandela Institute for Development Studies
  • Brenda to follow-up with Ian

South African Norwegian Association

  • Sanjay and Brenda to draft up an MOU between BIF and SANA
  • Sanjay and Brenda to follow-up no the opportunities for funding and build up a portfolio for projects

6G (Beyond5G)

  • Sudhir and Josef commenting on the White Paper WG1 on "6G and the SDGs"

6G conference in Levi in the middle of March2020 - Sudhir organises a session on Digital Inclusion

  • Sudhir is currently (3Feb2020) in India for the 5GHuddle with 3 talks
  • Collaboration with IIT Indore on digital and financial inclusion



  • deadline
  • idea of a core objective
  • Company: we will involve a company // Foundation: us to lead // NGO: collaboration with Red Cross, Kirkens nødhjelp, Plan - African Child // Academic: University of Oslo....

ICT works - 1Jun2020 - WISAM


Deadline: June 1, 2020 Grant funding and equity investment levels are:

  • New Ideas with Proof of Concept: US$50,000-100,000 Grants (could be suitable for us)
  • Capacity Building in Technology and Innovation: US$100,000-150,000 Grants (could be suitable for us)
  • Scaling Up of Innovative Projects: US$300,000 Equity Participation
  • Technology Commercialization: US$1,000,000 Equity Participation

ICT works - Health Security - 18Jun2020 - ???


  • 1.5 million USD

ICT works - $270,000 IBM Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response- 31Jul.2020


OK . ISOC Foundation - 17May2020 - WISAM


  • with Joseph Bishi
  • Application opens between 5 -17 May 2020

This Foundation is targeting applications that accelerate and coordinate humanitarian response what is affordable and accessible by the Basic Internet Foundation concept of work.

UNICEF: COVID-19 Response - OPEN call - (after ISOC)

As part of the COVID-19 response, the DPG Alliance is committed to accelerating support to and scale up of digital solutions that support the prevention and response to COVID-19 and help young people and their communities continue learning and working.

The Alliance will prioritize technical and financial support for the deployment of Digital Public Goods in the following areas:

Foundational literacy and other learning resources and platforms Job skills Health Financial services and inclusion The Alliance can provide seed funding and support through the UNICEF Venture Fund for local companies and initiatives to look at future job skills, entrepreneurship, and fintech to prepare for the rebuilding after COVID-19. See http://www.unicefinnovationfund.org https://www.internetofgoodthings.org http://www.goodinternet.org for eligibility criteria and further details.

DONE - GSMA innovation, 22May2020 - Danica


  • https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/gsma-innovation-fund-mobile-internet-adoption/
  • Accessibility: Innovations which improve the accessibility and usability of handsets and mobile internet services for citizens who are unable to access them. This will not include accessibility to networks, electricity or IDs.
  • Affordability: Innovations which improve affordability of handsets and mobile internet services.
  • Digital skills: Innovations which focus on improving basic digital skills and confidence to use mobile internet.
  • Safety and security: Innovations which focus on improving safety and security of those who want to use mobile internet. This will not include tacking issues of data privacy and fraud.



  • Gerdi has performed an analysis
  • Deadline: Friday 26 June, 2020

Rights of minorities of faith and belief - Deadline (?) Amount (?)

  • Disbursement Requests  ?


Grants provided through civil society are intended to promote freedom of religion and belief, with particular emphasis on minorities of faith and belief. The support can include both targeted and inclusive interventions.

Cooperation on Framework Conditions - 14Aug2020 - BRENDA

Also on Strategic Partnership - 3 yr project: 10 mio NOK, 6yr project: 15-20 mio NOK https://norad.no/en/front/funding/private-sector-development/cooperation-on-framework-conditions/

  • Deadline 14Agu2020 13:00h CET

The grant scheme aims to stimulate to a business climate that promotes private sector development in the developing countries, including strategic partnerships with private enterprises and non-commercial organisations. strengthen higher education, Better qualified workforce, Applied sustainable solutions and practices, Evidence-based policies, Enhanced gender equality and inclusion Outcome a.o.: Improved institutional small-scale infrastructure,equipment for education+research Main focus: fish & agriculture (ICT in agriculture) - asked by Norad

  • Kirkens nødhjelp(?)Brenda to contact Trond-Are Utle and preferably Sana Shahid Ahmed(Advisor International Grants and Innovation of NCA) for advice on this - Food & water project - climate

Norhed - 26June2020 - JOSEF

https://norad.no/en/front/funding/norhed/ - directory 2020Norhed on owncloud

  • Maurice (FCI) & Christine Holst
  • UiO will apply - digital health education involving minorities
  • Tanzania and Malawi (as part of shortlist), and suggest an East Africa Council (EAC) collaboration
  • Empowering Youth - Universities as Innovation hubs
  • See the full call in MFA/Norad’s Grants Portal (since 20 March 2020).
  • For a detailed outline of NORHED II, see Programme Document.
  • The application deadline is extended to Friday 26 June, 2020, at 13:00 CET.
  • Norad aims at signing agreements by the end of 2020 for projects to begin early 2021.
  • Brenda to help with content
  • Wisam

NO -The Norwegian Climate and Forest funding to civil society - 19May2020 - BRENDA

funding for civil society organisations - projects 2021-2025, 5yr project, above 20 mio NOK

  • 19May2020, 13h EST
  • Regnskogsfundet - (others who write a proposal...)
  • projects that contribute to goal: reversed and reduced loss of tropical forest contribute to a stable climate, protect biodiversity and enhance sustainable development. Project addresses population groups in developing countries that depend on tropical forests for subsistence, as well as all other population groups from these countries that will benefit from reduced greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Indigenous peoples, local communities and environmental defenders .
  • Our topics: Information to indigenous people, local communities, environmental defenders

School Connectivity in Ethiopia - 1Mar2020 - JOSEF

  • Eye Networks - Adra Norway, IBA Ethiopia, BasicInternet,....
  • connecting 500 schools - 4.82 Million USD
  • Ministry of Education has asked for connecting 3500 secondary schools for a total of 35 Million USD
  • Desta (Africa Innovation Weeks) is organising with Norad and Innovation Norway for financing
  • open issues:
    • Adra Norway (Jonathan to lead) - most suitable
    • Norad funding (Kari Moe Jacobsen - education... )

DONE - Innovation Norway - Covid-19 - KATHE & LINDA


  • 2 pager submitted - 27. or 28Apr2020 ("først man til mølla")

Skissen (maks to A4-sider) må gi informasjon om både bedrift og prosjekt, og bør inneholde:

  • Kort beskrivelse av bedriften, med nøkkeltall og kontaktinfo
  • Kort beskrivelse av prosjektet og hvordan dette kan hjelpe utviklingsland med å løse utfordringer innen helse i COVID-19-pandemien
  • I hvilken grad vil løsningen kunne bidra til å løse både kortsiktige og mer langsiktige problemer som oppstår som følge av pandemien

Marked (land) og målgruppe for løsningen

  • Samarbeidspartnere eller potensielle samarbeidspartnere
  • Hovedaktiviteter med tidslinje og kostnader i et eventuelt prosjekt

Research Council of Norway (NFR)

Innovation Project in Business - ongoing - JOSEF/KATHE

https://www.forskningsradet.no/utlysninger/2020/innovasjonsprosjekt-i-naringslivet/ Innovasjonsprosjekt i næringslivet SØKNADSFRIST – LØPENDE SØK NÅ Antatt tilgjengelige midler: Kr 1 500 000 000 Støttegrenser: Kr 2 000 000-16 000 000 Varighet: 24-48 måneder

ResearchProject - InternationalDevelopment- 20 May2020- no submission


Focus: international development



  • Link Global Health and One Health - LANCET commission...

COVID-19 hasteutlysning: Innovasjonsprosjekt med privat-offentlig samarbeid (BIA-X) - 20May2020

not considered, as focus is in Norway

not submitted: COVID-19 video

  • not submitted - CovidInfo full call 31Mar2020 - outline 16March, see owncloud = 2020CovidInfo-NFR

Botnar - Phase 2: - DANICA

Phase 1: delivered 1: 14Apr2020 15:00h
Fit for the Future call: Foundation Botnar https://www.fondationbotnar.org/fit-for-the-future-call/

  • 400 applications submitted
  • see owncloud = 2020Botnar-FitForFuture
  • Partners
    • Digital Skills Foundation (Annemijn) - course
    • Kortex - National Knowledge Portal
    • Basic Internet - connectivity
    • African Child - contacts and courses - "train the trainer"
    • Temeke network - 24 sites - >1000 students
    • MUHAS - Municipial contact, (Muhas, African Child: scale up to 5.000 students)
    • UiO - Digital Health
    • Content from MINDS (and upscaling) - https://minds-africa.org/youth-program-on-elections-and-governance/

Done - DFID - UK Frontier - Data collection - 9(18)May2020 - JOSEF

Youth Technology - 27Mar2020 - no submission :-(

Deadline is 27 March 2020

Horizon 2020 EU projects


-Horizon 2020, funding opportunities https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/programmes/h2020 and those related to Covid19: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/covid-19

H2020 Supporting deployment of eHealth - 18Jun2020

  • Supporting deployment of eHealth in low and lower middle income countries in Africa for better health outcomes, Deadline date:18 June 2020

ID: SC1-HCC-09-2020 https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/sc1-hcc-09-2020

Pre-commercial Procurement for Digital Health and Care Solutions - 18Jun2020

ID: SC1-DTH-14-2020 Deadline: 18 June 2020 https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/sc1-dth-14-2020

ICT-58 - 17Jun2020 - WHO invites us?

  • Invite ourselves as partner - International partnership building between European and African innovation hubs - ID: ICT-58-2020


ICT57-2020 - 17Jun2020 - no participation

An empowering, inclusive Next Generation Internet - ID: ICT-57-2020

NATO Partnership for Peace - deadline? - DANICA

Multi-Year Projects, typical three-year projects are in the €150,000–€300,000 range. n/w

NATO Partnership for Peace

  • digititalisation - infodemics (see Kenya, Covid-19)

EU-Serbia - deadline? - DANICA

  • Serbia EU membership, status:

- maybe to enter in 2025? -In March 2012 Serbia was granted EU candidate status. In September 2013 a Stabilisation and Association AgreementSearch for available translations of the preceding link between the EU and Serbia entered into force. - EU framework, Horizon2020 universities, Science and tech calls are on.

  • National Knowledge Platform - digital skills courses

Norec proposal

  • with Kenya and Uganda, Brenda develops
  • Proposal submitting on Wednesday (12Feb2020), still discussing if UiO is partner or just supporting
  • Brenda and AHERI to finalise the added requirements and send to Are on wednesday (29.april2020)

Technology og video


we finally solved the challenge of ordering. Thanks to EET.no and EyeNetworks we have a direct ordering process. Delivery to ITS@Kjeller, bill goes to EyeNetworks, and ITS will send order to EyeNetworks.


  • UiO has transport agreements - will test

Video production

Screenshot of Corona video by DHP-alliance

Corona video in two versions: Youtube

Strategy: DHP-alliance

How can we increase our footprint, and invite for partnership? -

  • last page "created by ...."
  • Logo og navn
  • want to join, visit....

Other organisations


  • no direct funding opportunity, but interesting partners such as Seniornett inside


see cards under: https://trello.com/c/OYi1Fy8c

Africa50 - BRENDA

Africa50 and Africa Innovation challenge, see https://africa50innovationchallenge.com/#steps

  • JOSEF has written a proposal to get us known
  • Focus is on business growth, not our connectivity
  • Brenda to contact Jonas Tesfu and Africa50
  • Deadline: 31. January 2020

Business partnership

Business partnership is based on share your Internet

  • Kathe develops the business package

Identify business of Basic Internet - KATHE

  • Need to buy connectivity: UNHCR, Red Cross, ...

Sustainable Business models for Access to Digital Public Goods https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wm5YE_XLQfJsi_aJUpPoIsRwc7k5GVl4vv_c_pUSbfw/edit?usp=sharing

Paket with access to schools - funds required "we will provide as a loan".

Artur Sletteberg

  • Norfund, Funding (DK), DNB, ....
  • funding for people on the ground (small loans to people in villages....)

  • "reconsider", looks like a social dating site?
  • introduce an antenna?

Events & Publications

If you know where we are involved, create a meeting:

  • Internet Governance Forum in Nov2020 in Poland - Catherine has asked for a booth and a panel - concept note to be written
  • ITU Digital Transformation Centres - 11-13Feb2020 in Geneve - Invitation to Danica and Josef to give a presentation'. Danica will talk on digital literacy skills for the DTCs and Josef will talk about....?'

Book chapter