Updated Jan 28, 2020CLOSED

Fit for the future: A call for innovations that leverage data & frontier technologies for the health & wellbeing of young people

Fondation Botnar is launching a call for innovative proposals that aim to leverage data and frontier technologies to create rapid impact for and with young people in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Fondation Botnar believes that young people (those between the ages of 10-24) are central
actors in shaping a better and brighter future for themselves. The foundation acts as a
catalyst, connecting diverse partners and investing in bold, innovative, scalable and highimpact projects that harness frontier technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) to
improve the health and wellbeing of young people in growing urban environments around
the world.
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CLOSEDMar 27, 2020Deadline
From $205,320Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryGhana, Ecuador, Colombia, Senegal, Romania, Morocco, India, Egypt, Indonesia, Vietnam and Tanzania
Focus AreasHealth
Geographical focus areas for this call are urban environments in Romania, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco, Tanzania, India (Rajasthan or Odisha), Vietnam, Colombia, Ecuador or Indonesia.

Projects having multiple implementation sites should have at least 50% of the budget dedicated to implementation in one or more of the above countries or states. Projects targeting implementation in rapidly growing secondary cities will be preferred.

It is also crucial that your work is in line with Fondation Botnar’s principles. Information about the principles can be found in the attached Fit for the future call document.

The lead applicant should be registered as a not-for-profit organisation, a public institution
or a reputed academic university or research institution in the country of implementation
and should partner with technology, regulatory, government and other implementation
partners, as required. We encourage for-profit startups, social enterprises and institutions,
and NGOs not registered in the country of implementation to apply in a service provider,
advisory, implementation research support and capacity enhancement role to the lead
applicants. Applicants pooling required expertise in a consortium (for example a public-private partnership) are welcome to apply and will be preferred.

Other Requirements

Management Team
Young people (those between the ages of 10-24) should be central actors in shaping the world they live in. They are some of the earliest adopters of new digital applications, and we believe there is an untapped potential of frontier technologies to address their health and wellbeing, increasing their resilience and transforming cities into healthy and safe environments where young people can thrive.

Application Directions

Apply through the application link, which will will appear on this page (https://www.fondationbotnar.org/funding-opportunities/implementation-grants/) on 17th February 2020.


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