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Our Work

Every young person deserves the opportunity to thrive. With more and more of the world’s population living in cities, we’re working to improve the wellbeing of young people in growing urban environments around the world.

At Fondation Botnar, our goal is to transform cities by creating inclusive urban environments and systems that are truly fit and ready to support the health and wellbeing of young people who live in them.

We champion and invest in the transformational power of AI and digital technology to create inclusive cities, always ensuring they are being built and deployed responsibly and equitably, with human rights at their centre.

By striving to include young people as equal partners at every stage, we work to create opportunities and platforms for them to take an active role in shaping the future of the city systems that support their health and wellbeing.

We focus on three key areas: cities fit for young people, AI and digital for an equitable future, and meaningful youth participation.

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 Young People

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