Grant Opportunities

Impulse & Improve OSM Data Program: Mwalai Grant

Impulse & Improve OSM Data Program: Mwalai Grant


Deadline: 2-Dec-22

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team’s West and North Africa Regional Open Mapping Hub (WNAH) is launching the Mwalai (Impulse & Improve OSM Data program) grant program to enhance data production and improve data quality in the OpenStreetMap database.


Program Objective
To support the open mapping community, contributors in the West and North African region by providing the required resources to improve quantitatively and qualitatively the OpenStreetMap database.
To stimulate the contribution to OSM through the use of available low-cost open mapping technologies.
Funding Information
Applicants may apply for an OSM Mapping Project Grant between $3,000 and $10,000.

Eligible Countries
Applications are open to organizations or OSM contributors from fourteen (14) countries: Algeria, Benin, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea (Central), Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Morocco, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone.

Eligibility Criteria
Organizations or OSM contributors seeking grants must meet the following technical criteria.

For organizations:
Must be legally and locally registered organizations, including OpenStreetMap communities, community-based organizations (CBOs), civil society organizations (CSOs);
Must have demonstrated accountable leadership, including governance and financial management systems;
Must have a clear alignment between project objectives and Mwalai program objectives;
Must include a detailed and realistic budget;
Must be experienced in the use of mapping technologies related to OSM;
Must include a detailed and realistic project plan that outlines activities planned (minimum 5 months of activities);
Organizations may apply for a grant between $5000 and $10,000.
For OSM contributors
Be an active OSM contributor with at least 2 years of active contributions focused on data collection, OSM mapping, and quality control;
Must be experienced in the use of mapping technologies related to OSM;
Must have a clear alignment between project objectives and Mwalai program objectives;
Must include a detailed and realistic budget
Must include a detailed and realistic project plan that outlines activities planned (minimum 5 months of activities);
Contributors may apply for a grant of between $3,000 and $5000
Note : Multiple contributors can work together to develop activities.
For more information, visit https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WNAH_Mwalai_Grant-Program-En

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