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2016 Tigo Digital Change-makers Competition

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 18, 2016 from Brazil
Expired on October 25, 2016


Are you a social entrepreneur who is working to improve the lives of children and society in a big way?

Are you using digital tools and technology to scale up and maximize your impact? Do you have an innovative idea to change the world, the passion, and the drive to create this change?

Let’s make it happen together!

Applications are open for 2016 Tigo Digital Change-makers Competition to award two winners a cash prize of GHS 70,000 each and a support programme which includes professional coaching, and mentoring from Tigo and their non-profit partner Reach for Change to help applicants develop their initiative.

A Digital Changemaker is a social entrepreneur who uses digital tools and technology (mobile, broadband, digital or other technology) to create impact or to scale and grow their impact.


  1. Education – Education means to acquire general knowledge to be able to lead a life. When Tigo refer to education and looking at providing access to primary, secondary and tertiary education for children, caregivers and communities.
  2. Entrepreneurship – Entrepreneurship means to provide support and information to individuals (entrepreneurs) who are starting, maintaining and / or seeking to boost their small to medium-sized business. This includes empowering female entrepreneurs helping to lift families out of poverty.
  3. Digital Inclusion – Digital Inclusion means incorporating information technologies into the community; their digital inclusion projects aim to provide individuals and communities in which we operate access to information and communication technologies (ICT).


Get the organizational funding and coaching applicants need from the Reach for Change Incubator program, and see theiridea transform lives through the guidance and assistance of Tigo advisors and experts from a global network.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Tigo actively encourage social entrepreneurs with different kinds of programmes to apply.
  • Entrepreneurs who don’t have digital at the core of their operation can apply, as long as there is the potential for digital technology to be used in a way that increases the impact of their work.
  • The use of digital technological solutions can be demonstrated in one or more of the following ways:
  • Utilizing mobile, broadband, digital and/or information technology, as part of the solution
  • Have the potential to use mobile broadband, digital and/or information technology to improve the quality or scale of the social impact
  • Promote connectivity and access to communications, particularly to underserved populations or has the potential of doing so.

Eligible Countries:

Bulgaria, Chad, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, DRC, Estonia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Rwanda, Senegal, Sweden, Tanzania.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Tigo Digital Change-makers Competition

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