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AMDISS’ Innovation Hackathon Micro Grant Competition (Round 2 and 3) (South Sudan)

Organisation: Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS)

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Media Innovation

Funding Size: N/A

Deadline: 22/12/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    – Be a South Sudanese of any age, with youth aged 15-29 and younger highly encouraged to apply.
    Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
    – Be a media practitioner, youth, radio station staff, digital journalist, innovator, and/or freelance journalist.
    – Demonstrate some levels of professional experience in the media as a practitioner.
    – Have a good command of English or Arabic or both, as well as local language based on your proposed implementation area.
    – Must demonstrate a strong focus and experience in working with their communities through media in responding to some of their challenging needs.
    – Project applications must include ideas for how they can be sustained after the three months of implementation.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: South Sudan
  • Application language: English

If you are a media practitioner, innovator, woman, or youth with creative media ideas to address challenges in your community, then the AMDISS’ Innovation Hackathon is the perfect platform for you to pitch and present your solutions, both tech and non-tech, to issues surrounding access to credible information, reaching target listeners, and enhancing the impact of media practitioners.

The Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) is working with IREX to implement SIMA with the goal to improve access to credible, accurate, and reliable information for South Sudanese citizens by promoting the sustainability of high-quality, independent radio operations. SIMA is grounded in the understanding that a vibrant, resilient, and self-reliant media sector is a core building block for greater social cohesion, accountability, enhanced democratic governance, conflict resolution, and more pluralistic societies.


  • The Hackathon is a mechanism to improve upon or build a new program or innovation. In keeping with the goal of SIMA, the objectives of the Hackathon are to:
    – Support innovative solutions to increase South Sudanese citizens’ access to credible information.
    – Promote ideas, address challenges, and identify incentives for effective solutions to community needs, especially in SIMA’s areas of implementation.
    – Involve South Sudanese communities and content creators to innovate on issues to access information targeting hard-to-reach communities of South Sudan.
    – Create an enabling environment to promote sustainable impact by addressing barriers to innovation.
    – Facilitate community-led design focused on diversity and inclusion by promoting dialogue based on the information to be produced.
    – Elevate participants by enhancing their status and improving their network.

See here to learn more and apply.

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