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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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Our Year: 2020 in Review

We hope you have had an excellent start to 2021 - welcome to a special edition of The Catalyst! Today fresh off the digital press, we are pleased to share our first digital Our Year: 2020 in Review interactive report! Join us in looking back at some of our partners’ incredible achievements over the last year and find messages from our Chair of the Board, Thomas Gutzwiller, and our CEO, Stefan Germann. Don’t forget to watch our video to hear from our team members on progress in some of our initiatives.

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Winners of the Future Cities Challenge

On 18 September, UN-Habitat and Fondation Botnar launched the Future Cities Challenge with the aim to unlock the innovation and creativity of young people from all over the world. The challenge has been engaging children and young people (age 10-24) to learn more about the cities they live in and encouraging them to get creative and share their vision of their future city.

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OurCity – where young people can thrive

In cities, we expect to find the best of culture, healthcare, and education, but many cities are struggling to meet young people’s needs. Today, over 4 billion people live in urban areas globally, which represent more than half of the world’s population. By 2050, seven out of ten young people are expected to live in cities.

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Young people's role in a post-COVID-world

Young people should play a crucial role in addressing both current and future global challenges. Today on World Youth Skills Day, we are sharing the thoughts, experiences, and ideas of three young experts from the Young Experts: Tech 4 Health (YE:T4H) on the skills necessary for young people to meaningfully contribute to the recovery efforts post-COVID-19, how we as a foundation best can support young people during these challenging times, and the role of technology in accelerating the recovery efforts.

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A message to our community

In light of the emerging global situation and COVID-19, Dr. Stefan Germann, CEO at Fondation Botnar, is sharing a message with some updates and offer support from the Fondation Botnar offices in Switzerland.

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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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Our Year: 2020 in Review

Today fresh off the digital press, we are pleased to share our first digital Our Year: 2020 in Review interactive report! Join us in looking back at some of our partners’ incredible achievements over the last year and find messages from our Chair of the Board, Thomas Gutzwiller, and our CEO, Stefan Germann. Don’t forget to watch our video to hear from our team members on progress in some of our initiatives.

December 2020 – Digital Health and Wellbeing – Newsletter

At Fondation Botnar, we believe there is real potential to work across sectors to leverage technologies such as smartphones, data analytics, and AI to tailor care and support for young people’s wellbeing.
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AI & its Governance paper by CEO of I-DAIR @gioasempre & @GermannStefan Conceptual and normative approaches to AI governance for a global digital ecosystem supportive of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) read it here https://tinyurl.com/5fmm35n8 @FondationBotnar @GHC_IHEID

"Communities should roll out policies to give the streets back to kids"

'Playstreets' are a great model that can be crucial to #childhealth and wellbeing. Children have been deprived of much needed playtime during #Covid19 🤸

More on @CityLab 👇
https://bloom.bg/33gs4q2

Our #COVIDCallToAction is that digital health systems & transparent data sharing be equitably implemented to ensure we're better prepared for future crises. 💪🏽

Share your #COVIDCallToAction in the run-up to the #LivesInTheBalance Summit on equity in #COVID19 response & recovery.

I join the @PMNCH 1000+ partners in 192 countries in helping to build an equitable world where everyone enjoys the same fundamental right to good health & well-being. We are proud to be #PartnersForChange for #ForEveryWomanChildAdolescent, everywhere!

Starting in 10 minutes!

Join myself and Alessandra Marazzi's session on Clubhouse to discuss inspiring leadership models based on @gkohlrieser book 'Care to Dare'.

https://ios.joinclubhouse.com/event/M5GrGlwq

Get ready to join us today...

At 6-7pm CET today, Alessandra Marazzi and I will be discussing the first chapter of @gkohlrieser book 'Care to Dare' and compassionate #leadership models.

Join the conversation on Clubhouse!
http://ios.joinclubhouse.com/event/M5GrGlwq

🚨Opportunity alert! 💡

Join our 'Young Professionals' Program where we are hiring 2 professionals under 35 to get involved with creating #citiesforall to help improve #digitalhealth rights for the future!

For more info and to apply @cinfofeeds 👇
https://www.cinfo.ch/en/changemakers

Join us tomorrow on Clubhouse 6-7 pm CET to discuss how Secure Base #Leadership connects, builds trust and contributes to positive impact!

https://ios.joinclubhouse.com/event/M5GrGlwq

Youth want to contribute meaningfully to address #COVID19 - listen to their knowledge, energy & spirit in this video - they are a resource for nations during this global crisis #YouthOnCOVID19 @WorldBank @WHO @unhabitatyouth @c4aglobal @FondationBotnar @FortpourFutur @deespacio @ https://twitter.com/WorldBank/status/1390155613523558402

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Let’s get the youth perspective on vaccines. For the past few weeks, we’ve been receiving videos from youth leaders, thinkers, and activists from around the world. Hear from Eremutha in #Nigeria, Rima in #Jordan, and Deepasri in #India. #YouthOnCOVID19

“Digital rights are just as fundamental as all other human rights,” @gbengasesan of @ParadigmHQ

A groundbreaking new tool to report violations of #digitalrights has been announced for Africa 💡

Read on via @CIOEastAfrica 👇
https://bit.ly/3unBCeE

📰New article on 'UK makes massive global health cuts' by @jzarocostas on @TheLancet
w/I contributed✍️
“now is not the time [to cut aid]. With the #COVID-19 pandemic ravaging, governments should not be reducing their investment in #women's and #children's health"

Gaps in data could be limiting urban development in Africa...🌍

Africa is becoming one of the worlds biggest urban hubs, yet "most data and research available in global urban databases is produced outside the continent."

Next steps? @ConversationUK ⤵️

https://bit.ly/3n8ifmY

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