Funding Opportunity:
Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion in Ethiopia

The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) was established in 1966 by the UN General Assembly. It is an autonomous, voluntarily funded UN organization, affiliated with the UN Development Programme. UNCDF has been present in Ethiopia since 1982, executing local development and financial inclusion programmes to provide financial services and endorse economic activities at the local level. 

The Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion (WDFI) Global Advocacy Hub was launched in Ethiopia in June 2022 to:  

  • Convene diverse stakeholders in Ethiopia to form a Coalition (“WDFI Ethiopia Coalition”) to advance women’s digital and financial inclusion 
  • Support the members of this Coalition by facilitating access to trainings and insights, and channeling financial resources to make their ideas a reality 
  • Elevate and amplify local voices and opening spaces for young, diverse, up-and-coming individuals to own and share calls to action at global platforms

The WDFI Hub has a grant-making facility to help build advocacy capacity and advance innovative solutions with organizations based in Ethiopia and Indonesia. The facility is administered by Women’s World Banking, with UNCDF operating as a technical advisor for grant selection and monitoring and evaluation. 

Learn more about an open call for applications for civil society-led projects that advance women’s digital financial inclusion in Ethiopia. The deadline to apply is June 22, 2023. 

https://apply.uncdf.org/prog/230515_-_wdfi_coalition_application_for_funding/

Note: The grants are administered by Women’s World Banking with UNCDF operating as a technical advisor for grant selection and monitoring and evaluation. 

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