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.
Fondation Botnar and UN-Habitat launch the #FutureCitiesChallenge
Fondation Botnar and UN-Habitat have launched a joint campaign inviting children and young people to learn more about the cities we live in. We are asking those between the ages of 10 – 24 years old to use their creativity and imagine their future cities to have the chance to win USD 1000 worth in credits to take online courses. The challenge is called #FutureCitiesChallenge, find out more information at www.futurecitieschallenge.org.
Fondation Botnar commits CHF 20 million to global research efforts around COVID-19
Fondation Botnar is committing CHF 20 million to international research efforts to advance the scientific understanding of, and to accelerate the global health response to COVID-19, including the role of digital technologies.
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.