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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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Passion and partnerships for impact in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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.

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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The future of our cities IS the future of our young people 📢 https://bit.ly/3AI9LZ9

Young people know their needs best – our job is to foster collaboration to help enable them! 🤝 @UNHABITAT

#Cities4Youth #UrbanOctober

How do we develop plans to improve youth wellbeing in cities around the world?

@UniMelb @networkedcities new report recommends

🌎 Actions fit for context
🙌 Enabling environments
📢 Inclusion and diversity
📚 Collaborative learning

#Cities4Youth https://botnar.co/E2Areport

💻 Exposing human rights abuses.
📝 Fighting fake news.
🤝 Building fairer societies.

🌀 Our @trustconf Changemakers are driving positive change around the world.

Meet them. ➡️ https://www.trustconference.com/changemakers/ #TC2021

What can we learn from youth perspectives in urban development? #Cities4Youth

We caught up with the #FutureCitiesChallenge winners from last year to see what they've been up to since the challenge. @UNHABITAT

Have a read below 👇
https://www.fondationbotnar.org/celebrating-youth-perspectives-in-urban-planning-checking-in-with-the-futurecitieschallenge-winners/

Meet the #GHFutures2030 global report launch speakers!
🦾📅Join us on 25 Oct, @WorldHealthSmt, Berlin & digital, as we bring together the brightest minds & young people to discuss the findings & recommendations of the report.
📢Register now http://twtr.to/Yuiv

Our @UniMelb @networkedcities Evidence to Action Dialogue Series report is out!

Following discussions on issues around young peoples’ wellbeing in Southern cities, we’ve drawn up key reflections and recommendations!

Read ⬇️ #UrbanOctober #Cities4Youth
https://botnar.co/E2Areport

In Cluj-Napoca we are catalysing policy change & inclusive engagement to create a city fit for young people 🇷🇴

Zur Oren caught up with our partners on progress so far 💪 https://bit.ly/3kcAkAv

@UnivBabesBolyai @Cluj_cc @HeyWello
#Cities4Youth #UrbanOctober

'Comprehensive, quality mental health care services must include context-specific, gender-nuanced content' – @Jsidloc

That's why with @PATHtweets we are working to co-create digital #MentalHealth interventions with youth, for youth in India 💪

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Bright Simons of @Goldkeys explains why the global community must support digital innovators enabling private and public sector collaboration 🏥

#Innovation @BrophyMarcus @ThinkGlobalHlth

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