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.
Wellbeing: what does it mean to us?
The current generation of children and young people live in a fast-paced, hyper-digitalised world. The confluence of geopolitical, environmental, socioeconomic, technological, and cultural shifts facing the world’s 1.8 billion young people complicates how young people live, work, learn and interact and how organisations work with young people to ensure their wellbeing.
Fondation Botnar commits to young people’s wellbeing with global leaders at Clinton Global Initiative 2023
The Commitments to Action are designed to address pressing challenges faced by adolescents and young people including digitalization, urbanization, and climate change and to drive collaboration ahead of the Global Forum for Adolescents in October.
International Youth Day 2023
International Youth Day (12 August) is an opportunity to celebrate the world’s 1.8 billion young people and their potential to shape our collective future, while acknowledging the challenges they face growing up in a fast-changing world shaped by digitalisation and urbanisation.
Fondation Botnar expands OurCity initiative to advance young people’s urban wellbeing to Ghana
We are extremely proud to add Koforidua, Ghana to our global OurCity initiative that leverages local strengths, community engagement and digital technologies to transform cities and ensure young people’s 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.