UNICEF Uganda Innovation Fund Challenge Cohort 2

UNICEF Uganda Innovation Fund Challenge Cohort 2

Deadline: January 10, 2022

Do you have an innovative idea or solution to improve the lives of children (especially those from marginalized communities) in Uganda? Join the UNICEF Uganda Innovation Fund Challenge Cohort 2 with your innovative concept or offering.

UNICEF Uganda has launched an Innovation Fund Challenge to deepen participatory practices in providing innovative solutions to national social policy challenges, with a view to transform the local ecosystem by leveraging on the disruptive power of technology as a driver for inclusive and sustainable growth. The main objective of the UNICEF Uganda Innovation Fund challenge is to provide innovative avenues to enhance UNICEF’s ability to achieve the outcomes outlined in the country program document, and the achievement of the SDGs.


  • Access to free technical assistance to realise or grow your business.
  • Access to mentors and expert coaches to provide tailored support.
  • Receive access to Outbox’s network to enable you to pilot or further validate your concept.
  • Receive grant funding of up-to UGX 80 Million to further validate your concept or business.


You are eligible to apply if you answer “Yes” to the following questions:

  • Would you like to improve the lives of Ugandan citizens by supporting the creation of cost-effective, efficient and scalable market-driven solutions?
  • Are you part of a team of at least two people with innovative ideas that address the innovation challenge problem areas?
  • Are you a Ugandan citizen or currently living and working in Uganda?
  • Is your solution utilizing a frontier technology in its approach that includes data, AI, mahine learning, robotics, internet of things, augmented reality, drones, blockchain, etc.?
  • Have you raised less than 185,000,000 UGX in either grants, convertible grants, venture capital or private equity at the time of submission?


Experts will score and comment on submissions that satisfy the guidelines below.

  • Answer all the questions in the application form.
  • All responses must be in English ONLY.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit UNICEF Uganda.