atingi Content-Challenge

Have you developed innovative digital learning contents and are looking to increase your reach?
Then take part in the atingi Content-Challenge!

The submissions for the Atingi Content Challenge are closed.

atingi is a new pan-African digital learning platform designed to empower young people in African countries for future employment opportunities. 

Click here for more information on atingi.

As learning works best when study materials relate to the lived realities of the learner, atingi is partnering with the Innovation Factory's Digital Innovation Accelerator to support local start-ups and non-profits to increase the reach of their e-learning courses.


Call for applications open to start-ups, companies, non-profits to submit innovative digital learning contents.
Submit your application & tell us why your innovative e-learning content needs acceleration & funding support.


15 shortlisted teams will become part of a 6-month eLearning accelerator and become atingi Preferred Partner:
  • Receive capacity building support

  • Be guided in business model refinement

  • Develop a comprehensive business plan

  • Get access to the atingi elearning plaform & support

  • Receive tailor-made coaching on instructional design on e-learning


The five most promising teams have the chance to win additional support.

  • Upgrade, remake or extend on their digital learning materials with the support of a renowned e-learning production company

  • Become part of a tender awarding up to €8,000 max. depending on number of courses provided, course length and number of participants

Winning teams will...

  • Enter the atingi Preferred Partnership Programme*
  • Be offered a chance to upgrade, remake or extend on their digital learning materials with the support of a renowned e-learning production company
  • Become part of a tender awarding up to €8,000 max. depending on number of courses provided, course length and number of participants
  • Participate in a tailor-made capacity building programme (workshops & one-on-one coaching on business planning, investment readiness, instructional design, marketing & online learning methodologies)
  • Be invited to an official award ceremony (tba)

Benefits of the atingi Preferred Partnership Programme include...

  • Free usage of the atingi platform to carry out your online courses & spread your digital learning contents
  • Increased visibility by being included in official atingi communication materials & on the atingi website
  • Access to the global GIZ network to connect with international e-learning providers, NGOs and other development actors and sponsors
  • Receive priority technical support for using the atingi platform
  • Be the first to profit from new platform features
  • Be our special guest at the atingi e-learning gathering
  • Benefit from regular meet-ups with the atingi team
  • Leverage the atingi learning analystics expertise
  • Expand on your e-learning knowledge by accessing our digital learning resource pool
  • If the collaboration is successful, get the opportunity to generate additional income as a GIZ contractor


Submissions are accepted on the Innovation Factory application platform

Ensure you select the 'Edutech' track to be considered for the atingi Content-Challenge. 

All applications under the 'Edutech' track from Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal will be judged for the atingi Content-Challenge.


Submissions will be accepted until 3 March 2020, 23:59 CET.

Late submissions will not be considered.


Please ensure your application & documents submitted are in English.


Have a clear business case and feasible financial sustainability for future/current revenue model

Your course(s) is/are geared towards increasing youth employability in the widest sense (such as job specific skills training, courses tailored towards improving health and self-management, entrepreneurship training, etc.)

Learning materials have clear digital components and are fully operational (already having reached a number of learners)
Being locally-driven or locally-led and registered in Ethiopia, Ghana or Senegal
Have potential for scale and significant replication to maximise impact
You are willing to provide your solution free of charge and publish your digital learning materials on atingi under an OER1* licence.
* Open Eductional Resource (OER) […] reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. (
Eligible Countries


3 Dec 2019 - 3 Mar 2020

Call for Applications Open

3 Dec 2019 - 3 Mar 2020

Mar 2020

Shortlisted Teams Contacted

Mar 2020

Enter atingi Preferred Partnership Programme

Mar 2020

Apr 2020 - Sep 2020

Accelerator & Capacity Building Programme

6-months in local countries

Oct 2020

Award ceremony

15 final teams will be invited to an international award ceremony.

Oct 2020


Do I need to have a proof of concept to apply?

Applicants must have learning materials with clear digital components that are fully operational (already having reached a number of learners).

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