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Internet Society Foundation | Resiliency Grant Program

SECTORS :

Digital inclusion | Humanitarian innovation

GRANTING ENTITIES :

Digital inclusion | Humanitarian innovation

DEADLINE :

July 30, 2024

TYPE OF SUPPORT :

Grant

FUNDING BENEFIT :

500,000 USD

APPLICANTS :

NGOs

Internet Society Foundation | Resiliency Grant Program

LOCATIONS :

Global

SYNOPSIS

The Internet Society Foundation’s Resiliency Program supports projects that increase network resiliency in communities prone to natural disasters, so that these communities will be better able to prepare for and withstand the effects of natural disasters on Internet connectivity.


Program Objectives:

  • Ensure readiness of local communities to maintain or repair Internet connectivity 

  • Re-establish Internet connectivity for communities affected by natural and climate-related disasters


Overview:

With the constant threat of natural and climate-related disasters, people around the world are experiencing more and more disruption in their lives and to their livelihoods. The damage from these disasters often interrupts Internet connectivity and isolates people from family, friends and information in a time of crisis and vulnerability. The Resiliency program aims to provide support for these communities to be prepared for and reconnect to the Internet quickly after natural and climate-related disasters strike.

The Internet Society Foundation will support organizations with experience and direct knowledge of Internet resiliency to deploy resilient Internet infrastructure and provide training to local stakeholders on its use in the event or in the aftermath of natural and climate-related disasters.

Examples of the types of projects the Foundation will support includes:

  • Supporting development of community networks

  • Hardening data centers and IXPs against environmental threats

  • Fortifying sub-sea cables and/or stations

  • Supporting ISPs to upgrade infrastructure

  • Strengthening capacity of communities to maintain, repair, and re-establish Internet connectivity


For more information and application, click here.

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