The overall objective of the DEWAE is to develop an ICT Innovation culture in the country that will produce innovations in mobile and related technologies and their use in the government in order to enhance its efficiency and effectiveness; and promote innovations and adoption of ICT and mobile technologies in the Afghan society at large, thereby accelerating development of ICT sector in the country.
To achieve the objectives of the MCIT and DEWAE Program, MCIT will disburse US $ 1 Million in two Phases:
Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT) will implement the DEWAE Program in order to achieve the mandates of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will Award a total of 187 Awards through 5 rounds of award of which each round will consist of the following types of the awards:
The DEWAE will initially target four types of challenges and award programs to promote Innovations on ICT and mobile tools within the government:
MCIT throughout this program will adhere to the following operating principles: