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M-Tech/Gov PRACTICE Award

No. of Awards: 09
Value each: up to $80,000
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M-Tech/Gov IDEA Award

No. of Awards: 30
Value each: up to $3,000
Deadline 30 September 2016
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Student Award

No. of Awards: 60
Value each: up to $2,000
Deadline 30 September 2016
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IT Champion Award

No. of Awards: 14
Value each: up to $2,500
Deadline 30 September 2016
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What We Are Looking For

The objective of the DEWAE (Innovation Beacon) program is to promote the ICT innovation concept across the country. Through DEWAE, MCIT wants our fellow Afghan Citizens to come up with Innovative Ideas and Solutions in the field of Mobile and ICT and participate in competitions and have the chance to win Awards. This practice will give us a chance to find new ways on how we can strengthen the government services and the ICT sector of the country.


For cultivating innovative ideas and solutions to address the challenges of the government sector of Afghanistan through the use of Mobile Technologies and ICTs.


Award Prizes summing to a total of USD 1 Million for more  than 200 winners during 2013 - 2016.


To increase awareness about innovation and innovative thinking amongst the Afghans in the field of ICT.


For all Afghans with Innovations in the field of  Mobile Applications and ICT, inside and outside the country.


Innovative Ideas, Solutions and Practice Awards for the categories of M-Technology, M-Gov, Student and ICT Champion.


MCIT as a part of its long term strategy, is planning to make DEWAE institutionalized in the National and Sub-National levels.


What We Fund

DEWAE will support four types of challenges and award programs to promote Innovations on ICT and mobile tools within the government:

Supporting Winners

The 200 finalists selected by committees of experts during first batch of challenges announcement and awarding will win:

  • Up to USD 80,000 in seed money to implement and bring to scale winning start-ups; up to 3,000 USD for winning idea awards.
  • Up to USD 2,000 for each Student Awards
  • Up to USD 2,500 for each IT Champion Awards
  • Recognition by MCIT 

Program Partners


AiMs Org Logo

The owner and initiator of the DEWAE Program

World Bank

The Funding Partner for DEWAE program

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