The U.S. Embassy in Bolivia announces an open competition for applications to develop and implement a 2-3 day TechCamp on the topic “Improve Media Literacy and Counter Disinformation” to take place in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Sixty emerging leaders from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay and Venezuela will be assisted by established IT professionals in learning about existing technologies and developing online solutions to improve their media literacy and counter disinformation. They will learn how to become effective force multipliers and devise creative follow-on projects to disseminate factbased information and techniques for verifying news content within their own communities.
U.S. Embassy La Paz grants cannot be used to fund:
• religious or partisan political activity;
• fundraising campaigns;
• commercial projects;
• scientific research;
• projects whose primary aim is the institutional development of the organization, or
• illegal activities.
> To empower emerging leaders to develop technological solutions to improve media literacy in order help discern facts from falsehoods; and
> To promote the use of those tools among their peers in their own communities.
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Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations.
Individuals are not eligible for an award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
Organizations may subcontract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
a) To organize and implement a 2-3 day Tech Camp on improving media literacy and countering disinformation for up to 60 participants from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay and Venezuela;
b) To include 30 Bolivians and 7-8 emerging leaders from Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay and Venezuela, for a total of 60 participants;
c) To coordinate all logistics, including but not limited to domestic and international travel, hotels, meals, venue rentals, welcome event, honoraria for experts, and supplies needed for the event.
Length of performance period: 18-24 months.
Award amounts: Up to US$80,000.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334604