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Our Work

Every child should be capable of leading a life with good health and dignity as a thriving citizen. With more of the world’s population residing in urban areas, Fondation Botnar works to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in growing urban environments globally.

We are seizing the opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing by supporting research, catalysing diverse partners, and investing in scalable digital solutions.

Our work focuses around three main areas: AI and digital for the next generation, cities fit for young people, and meaningful youth participation. We also continue our founders wishes through more targeted investments under the Botnar legacy.

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.

The Future Now
For Children Worldwide

Fondation Botnar
St. Alban-Vorstadt 56
4052 Basel
+41 61 201 04 74