We see secondary cities as a missing area in most international development thinking and planning. By 2030, one in three of the world’s population will be living in an urban environment. The result of this rapid expansion of cities is likely to increase the number of disadvantaged children due to unsafe infrastructure and inadequate services. We therefore focus our investment in secondary cities.
Over time, we intend to implement programmes in selected countries worldwide.
Currently, Fondation Botnar focuses on the four priority countries listed below:
The selection of priority countries is based on the following criteria:
- Children’s needs with regard to health, nutrition, and education.
- Digital networking and innovation preparedness.
- Government preparedness for sustainable implementation and scaling of proven solutions
- Influence of country on the region.
- Special attention is given to medium-sized, rapidly growing cities (“secondary cities”)
Community service providers are better connected, more efficient, coordinate across multiple sectors and tailor services for child and adolescents sustainably.
Cities become socially and technologically smart by using digital data and AI to coordinate across sector services to inform decisions and policies.