Fondation Botnar is a Swiss philanthropic foundation working to improve the health and wellbeing of young people living in cities around the world. Advocating for the inclusion of youth voices and the equitable use of AI and digital technology, the foundation invests in and supports innovative programs and research, and brings together actors from across sectors to create dialogue and partnerships.
TYPCities: Technology and youth participation in governing intermediary cities in LMICs
We have launched a call for innovative research proposals as part of our new interdisciplinary research program: ‘Technology and youth participation in governing intermediary cities in low- and middle-income cities’ (TYPCities).
Amnesty International and Fondation Botnar launch new RIGHTS Click program
We are extremely proud to be working with Amnesty International on the launch of a six-year program, 'RIGHTS Click', enabling children and young people to co-create online platforms and other digital technologies that protect their rights – and their health and wellbeing.
Cities fit for young people
Bringing together key people from across city systems and investing in solutions created with, by, and for young people, we’re working to create cities that are healthy, sustainable, and liveable for young people.
AI and digital for an equitable future
We fund and support ideas that bring the potential of AI and digital technology to life to create better, more inclusive spaces and platforms that support young people’s wellbeing — always with equity and responsibility at its core.
Meaningful youth participation
We support programs, projects and research that include young people, treat them with the trust and respect they deserve, give them the necessary space to contribute to work that affects them as equal partners.