The future now, for children worldwide. We are committed to harnessing emerging solutions to build a better future for children and young people.
What are we doing?
To fulfil our vision, we are seizing the big opportunity to improve the wellbeing of children and young people in vibrant, growing secondary cities around the world, by connecting diverse players in innovative urban environments, investing in digital solutions and jointly developing scalable and sustainable business models.
How do we get there?
To fulfil our vision, we initiate and drive conversations on key questions on the role of technology for adolescent health, enable critical research to find new approaches, and invest in pioneering innovations to transform and redesign systems, specifically in secondary cities.
Investing in scalable projects and pioneering research
Fondation Botnar invests in both emerging and proven solutions at the household, community, and city level. We fund pioneering innovation, co-create new approaches, and enable transformational research toward strengthening innovation ecosystems.
Convening communities and catalysing dialogue
We convene stakeholders across diverse sectors to catalyse dialogue and help shape policy and practice. We also push for a commitment to global health targets to accelerate progress for young people around the world.
Listening and learning to maximise impact
We recognise the value of listening and learning, both internally and externally, to guide our mission and approach. We believe that by including all relevant voices – partners, grantees, researchers, young people, patients and entrepreneurs – throughout every stage of learning and evaluation, we can achieve strategic impact.
To fulfil our vision, we invest in sustainable projects and pioneering research, convene communities and catalyse dialogue; and continuously monitor and evaluate to maximise our impact.
The selection of priority countries is based on the following criteria:
Other countries of operation
Long term outcomes
Research breakthroughs lead to new digital solutions that can be tested and deployed in secondary cities in order to be scaled up globally.
Adolescents and households access information, self-help guidance, referral advice and change health seeking behaviours.
Community actors 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.