The African Digital Democracy Observatory (ADDO) is offering research grants and technical support for evidence-driven analysis into how malign actors are using coordinated disinformation and propaganda or other influence/information operations to fuel conflict across 21 African countries.
The research fellowships come with a grant of $5,000 to $10,000 per project, along with additional access to ADDO forensic analysts, data scientists and open-source intelligence (OSINT) researchers, as well as to machine learning tools for social listening or data/network analysis.
The 21 focus countries include sub-Saharan Africa’s key economic/political hubs, as well as countries experiencing civil war, insurgencies, insurrections or other forms armed conflict, or that are used as launchpads for destabilising neighbouring countries. The focus countries are: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
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