An ICT Research and Innovation Fund that aims at providing seed money for undertaking research and innovation initiatives to provide for local solutions and incubation of innovations in different sectors of the economy using ICTs.Read More
Muuni Fund has partnered with Local Councils through the Ministry of Local Government, Unity, and Culture to create a pool of intervention areas for local researchers and innovators to provide solutions to local problems.Read More
Muuni Fund is an ICT Research and Innovation established by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA). The fund is in line with Section 6(2)(f) of the communications Act 2016, which encourages introduction of new technologies and communication services in line with recognized international standards and applicable international law.
The fund has partnered with the 35 local councils through the Ministry of Local Government, Unity, and Culture to create a pool of 144 intervention areas for applicants to select from and apply.
Research in ICT has been envisioned to advance or create new knowledge, which is instrumental in driving innovation, competitiveness, economic performance, and national development. It is also globally recognized that technology development is a catalyst for the socio-economic development of any country, and Malawi is not an exception.
Moreover, the long-term national development agenda, Malawi 2063 (MW2063), recognizes ICT as a driver and a catalyst for socio-economic development with more interventions in research and innovation clearly stipulated in the first 10-years of the Malawi 2063 Implementation Plan (the MIP-1). It is, therefore, crucial to stimulate research and development in ICT as an anchor to economic advancement and development.
The Fund aims to:
An individual student or group of students enrolled in a university or college in Malawi.Read More
A team of students and lecturers from one or more universities/colleges in Malawi.Read More
This will be awarded to individual researchers, research institutions and innovators in the country.Read More
Applications have been closed.
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