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Just under two days left to apply for Cities Alliance innovation grants

Innovators working on solutions that could improve tenure security, property and land rights in African cities have until Thursday to apply for up to $50 000 in grants from the Cities Alliance.

The Cities Alliance is a Belgian based global partnership for urban poverty reduction and the promotion of the role of cities in sustainable development.

The organisation, through The Secure Tenure in African Cities : Micro Funds for Community Innovation initiative aims to address the connection between the issue of land tenure, Africa’s growing young population, and its capacity to innovate and deploy modern technologies.

The call for proposals for the Cities Alliance, where applicants can tap up to $50k close on 14 March

The initiative is funded by philanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network.

As part of the initiative, The Cities Alliance is offering innovators grants of between $10 000 and $50 000 for solutions that could improve property tenure security, as well as property and land rights in African cities.

Social entrepreneurs, micro enterprises, community-based organisations, as well as national and local NGOs are all eligible to enter.

Applications close on Thursday (14 March).

Correction: We initially had it that the Cities Alliance is a US-based organisation, when in fact it is based in Belgium. We regret the error.

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