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Fondation Botnar is investing in emerging solutions to build a better future for children and young people globally.

Fondation Botnar champions the use of AI and digital technology to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in growing urban environments around the world. We do this by supporting research, catalysing diverse partners, and investing in scalable solutions.

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Celebrating youth perspectives in urban planning – Checking in with the #FutureCitiesChallenge winners

In the face of the pandemic, young people from all over the world have demonstrated a willingness and desire to help rebuild their cities in a way that would ensure all citizens, especially young people, can thrive. In the coming decades, they will be leading the future of our cities, but unfortunately their voices and perspectives on urban issues are often left out of key discussions.

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Interview with the CEO

Since becoming the first CEO of Fondation Botnar in 2017, Stefan Germann has led us through a period of rapid growth and change. Here he reflects on how challenges in 2020 further shaped our work and our organisation.

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Fit4Future: Strengthening local youth voices

We live in a time of rapid and unprecedented change driven by digital technology and cutting-edge innovation, but that technology isn’t always serving the interests of everyone — particularly children and young people. At Fondation Botnar, we want to change that.

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Q&A: Challenges and opportunities with digital youth participation

We are living in an age of unprecedented technological disruption. As the first generation with a digital-first mindset, young people are best placed to leverage these advancements to accelerate change. Still, their priorities and needs are often not reflected in policies, and there is an urgent need to work with young people as equal partners and valuable contributors.

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Cities fit for young people

We are seizing the opportunity to make sure the world’s urban environments are safe and thriving for young people. We connect diverse partners with local, national, and regional governments to catalyse these transformations.

AI and digital for the next generation

We fund, co-create, and scale up artificial intelligence (AI) and digitally-enabled solutions to bridge the health worker capacity gap, transform health systems from being reactive to proactive, and improve care efficiency and wellbeing for children and young people. We also prioritise the discussion around the pooling and sharing of health data to not only help policy-makers, but also help the general population to better understand their health needs.

Meaningful youth participation

We create opportunities and platforms for young people to share power and responsibility in shaping their health and wellbeing. We seek to include youth voices in the planning, design, and implementation of both local and global programs and policies.

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Celebrating youth perspectives in urban planning – Checking in with the #FutureCitiesChallenge winners

In the face of the pandemic, young people from all over the world have demonstrated a willingness and desire to help rebuild their cities in a way that would ensure all citizens, especially young people, can thrive. In the coming decades, they will be leading the future of our cities, but unfortunately their voices and perspectives on urban issues are often left out of key discussions.

Interview with the CEO

Since becoming the first CEO of Fondation Botnar in 2017, Stefan Germann has led us through a period of rapid growth and change. Here he reflects on how challenges in 2020 further shaped our work and our organisation.
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"There was sharing, hugging, handshaking. These things were taken for granted, seized in the blink of an eye and we all had to learn a new way of life."

Listen to Najat from Tamale, Ghana share her new normal: http://cities4adolescents.org/#my_street

#MyStreet #YouthSpeak

Information is power. ✊🏾

This is a great initiative in Ghana to empower young people on their sexual reproductive health and wellbeing.

Read on @JoyFmNews

https://bit.ly/3dQ2xJR

3D printed homes may be the solution to the housing crisis across Africa 💡

@wef reports on the potential benefits of this innovation to transform urbanization in African countries where up to 40,000 people migrate to cities every day. #urbaninnovation

https://bit.ly/36iAbE6

"#youngpeople want to see #Global processes rooted in a bottom-up approach that leaves no one behind."
@DzikunuRichard & @WeCanWhitney reflect on the outcome of youth consultations on #HealthDataGovernance Principles @WiltonPark @yet4uhc @Trans4m_Health.
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We cannot underestimate the impact of not being able to go to school on #ChildHealth.

Over 2 million school-age girls and boys are now out of school in Yemen due to ongoing conflict and #COVID19.

Read @UNICEF's report for their CTA for stakeholders 👇
https://uni.cf/3ykacrM

#COVID19 exposed the need for strategic& effective advocacy to #protecttheprogress for #WCAH & address #inequities!
We focused on innovation, partnerships & keeping women, children & adolescents #1️⃣ in the response & recovery.
Our Annual Report is out ➾ http://bit.ly/2020PMNCH

.@Google has announced 30 new #AI4Good projects that will include projects that support "community health workers to forecast health risks in countries such as Kenya, India and Uganda." 🎯

#HealthForAll

Read on @dev_discourse 👇
https://bit.ly/3jMCYNC

Join us at the Systems Thinking Accelerator (SYSTAC) webinar: "How to advocate for systems thinking in health policy and systems research & strengthening?" taking place next week.

📆Monday 26 July 2021, 11am-12pm CEST

📝Register now! https://who.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrfu-hqDooEtGJilz9zxlXgHpmD3Dnq3fo

#HealthforAll

According to the #UHCInAfrica report, only 48% of the people in Africa receive the healthcare services they need. Thus, approx. 615 million people may not receive the healthcare services that they need. #HealthForAll #LeaveNoOneBehind @GHS @CHReaDKenya @IFPMA @FondationBotnar

🗣️ We support the call for better safety online for young girls and women around the world.

The digital world plays a big role on mental health and physical wellbeing of young people. It's time tech giants are held accountable.

#GenerationEquality @wef

https://bit.ly/3AtsyIR

In case you missed it, watch this roundtable on the benefits of #DigitalHealth and remote monitoring.

Organized by @thepolicytimes the panel discuss how wearable devices will change monitoring dynamic health conditions to benefit clinics and patients! 🤳

https://bit.ly/3yqwVT0

"In India, more than 4,000 people develop stroke every day", and time is crucial for recovery.⏱️

AI is now allowing doctors provide timely medical attention to patients in rural areas. #AI4Good

Great success story from @GaonConnectionE
https://bit.ly/3wlBzAm

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