DIV Digest
January 28, 2019
Apply for the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit
The 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit is accepting applications from entrepreneurs in five sectors: Agriculture, Connectivity, Energy, Health, and Water.
Upcoming Opportunities

USAID Small Business Applied Research (Apply by  February 20, 2019 )
USAID invites U.S. small businesses to submit concept papers for a field-based initiative to expand access to emerging technology, products and services.

International Innovation Awards in Agriculture (Apply by   February 28, 2019 )
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Government of Switzerland are calling for nominations from individuals, private companies, or institutions for innovations for sustainable food systems and innovations that empower youth in agriculture.

Development Innovation Ventures (Apply on a Rolling Basis )
USAID is providing tiered, flexible grants to test and scale creative solutions to any global development challenge, in any country where USAID works.
DIV Innovators in the News
CGD Founding President Spotlights Pratham

Indian NGO Pratham has revolutionized basic literacy and math education, with a cost-effective model scaling through governments in India, Zambia, Botswana, and beyond. Read more from the Center for Global Development’s founding president.
Engaging Men in Caregiving and Preventing Gender-Based Violence

With a group education model, Promundo engages men in maternal and child health, domestic work, and reducing gender-based violence. Read how Promundo joined researchers and activists in Rwanda to improve gender norms and empowerment.
Dodging Drought with Scratch-Card Savings

myAgro provides a mobile savings platform for farmers to save year-round in small increments ($1-2), in order to purchase essential fertilizer and seeds. Read how myAgro has expanded from 240 farmers in Mali in 2011 to 45,000 across Mali, Senegal, and Tanzania.
10 Years of Impact by Ushahidi

Ushahidi has reached 18+ million people in critical situations, with software tools translated into over 40 languages. Started in response to election violence in Kenya, Ushahidi provides an open source citizen reporting platform to raise voices, inform decisions, stop suffering, and influence change. Learn how the platform adapts to local needs.
New Resources
The policy outlines key principles and responsibilities for USAID and partners to integrate private sector engagement across our strategies and programs.

This guide walks start-ups through the process of securing a partnership and answers questions that arise along the way.

The platform provides easy access to key information about funding opportunities, existing innovations, and trends across emerging markets.
Open Opportunities
DIV Innovators - Take Action
  • Free satellite imagery: DIV innovators can request satellite imagery from the USAID GeoCenter at no cost. Submit a request through this website. You will need to sign a user agreement, submit a request form, and send an email confirmation. If you have any questions, email your DIV Grant Manager.
  • Claim your innovation profile, hosted by the Global Innovation Exchange - a platform that simplifies fundraising for social entrepreneurs.
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