Learning and collaboration
The global issues facing modern healthcare are driving the need for innovative solutions that ensure equitable access to healthcare for children and young people in urban spaces.
The healthcare sector is often infatuated with innovation. However, rarely are lessons learned, the right people brought together, or positive and tested solutions shared. When organisations and professionals fail to collaborate, they can miss out on the tremendous power of imitation – copying existing approaches that have been proven to work, and either scaling them up to work at a national level or scaling them down to adapt for local use in a new country or region.
The kind of transformation that healthcare needs to undergo will only be possible through partnership and a shift of power towards the person. Governments, providers, NGOs, and community workers need to get better at communicating, integrating, and working collaboratively. Similarly, learning and collaboration isn’t just for professionals, the incorporation of person preferences is a leading factor in higher-value healthcare.
Fondation Botnar collaborates with a diverse range of international partners, funding research worldwide and creating learning hubs in key secondary cities where talent development, innovation and creativity are enabled. The core aim of our work is to develop, prove, and then sustain and scale solutions. We promote and engage in new business models and innovative financing, where innovation and imitation are closely intertwined to ensure that solutions can work for the benefit of children worldwide.
We are establishing “Learning Hubs” in selected cities all over the world. Our first learning hub is being established in city of Tanga in Tanzania with the objective of working with local partners to facilitate the transformation of child health and wellbeing through community interventions. This transformation will be aided by artificial intelligence and digital solutions. The hubs will aim to foster local entrepreneurship and local commercialisation of solutions to ensure their sustainability. The individual learning hubs will be a part of Fondation Botnar’s learning network across the world, and if successful, will have the ability to be scaled up for the benefit of children worldwide.
We seek to identify and support foundational research with transformative potential in the areas aligned to our strategy of child health, nutrition and education. Such research will be driven by leading international researchers, who are committed to addressing global challenges and carry out groundbreaking work. The most significant and promising results from this research, if aligned to our strategy, is then supported with funding for follow-on validation and implementation research, with the aim of scaling up evidence based solutions that are adapted to context. The main fields of research will cover Medicine, Molecular Biology, Engineering, Digital Technology and Computer Sciences, Humanities and Economics.
Based on the approved overall strategy, the management team is currently developing a talent development programme that will launch in 2019. The focus of the talent development of young people is to further the Botnar family legacy in Israel and Romania.