FRIDA Awards: Women in Technology

At the FRIDA Program, we believe that technology can play a key role in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality. This year, the FRIDA Awards will seek to honor women-led projects that promote gender equality through technology.

Project proposals will be subject to the same selection criteria used for the FRIDA Awards. Projects proposals must:

  • Have a technological component through which they seek to solve development issues;
  • Have an innovation component, i.e., present new strategies, notions, ideas, methods and processes that respond to social needs and which can broaden and strengthen communities;
  • Have generated an impact and include indicators and evidence that demonstrate the creation of value for their target communities;
  • Be in line with one of FRIDA’s three areas of focus: Internet development, Internet and technologies for participation, and Internet and technologies for the good of the communities. For more information on these areas of focus, click here.

Two additional requirements are added:

Women leaders. The initiative must be led by a woman; likewise, priority will be given to submissions by teams made up mostly of women.
Proven impact on gender equality. FRIDA will seek to reward initiatives that have made a concrete contribution to the empowerment of women and girls, and to promoting gender equality through technology.

Project proposals will be received through the FRIDA Application Platform until 23 June: