Calling all potential applicants for FIT Intake 3! Potential applicants are asked to submit a concept note as of September 17th, 2020. Deadline for submission is October 15, 2020, at 12pm (Central Time). Click here for more info.
The Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) is designed to support Canadian small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs) testing innovative solutions that advance gender equality in the Global South. FIT’s goal is to cultivate a working environment in which SMOs are empowered to experiment, fail, adapt and try again.LEARN MORE
FIT encourages applications from Canadian small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs) who want to test innovative solutions to development challenges in the Global South.
Interested applicants should familiarize themselves with the eligibility criteria and submission requirements before applying.LEARN MORE
The FIT application process is organized into three steps: Eligibility, Concept Note and Proposal. At each step, applicants will be notified of their eligibility to continue to the next part of the process.
There will be five intakes in total and we intend to hold two Concept Note intakes per year. Dates will be announced as they are decided.LEARN MORE
FIT aims to support testing of a range of creative solutions
to development challenges, and provide organizations with
the opportunity to learn and grow as innovators.
Innovative solutions must create inclusive opportunities for
local communities from project conception to execution.
Testing innovation enables organizations to experiment,
learn best practices and assess an idea’s potential to scale.
Remote Ultrasound capacity building for Antenatal Access
In partnership with the University of Saskatchewan, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) will…READ MORE
Preventing Cervial Cancer in India through Self-sampling (PCCIS)
Ryerson will test the introduction of a self-sampling method, supported by a sexual health literacy…READ MORE
Increasing poultry production in Zambia
OVO will test the distribution of solar chicken egg incubators with related training as a…READ MORE
Kieni Fighters Resource Centre for Women and Girls
KIDS Initiative will test a new holistic prevention program, the Kieni Fighter Resource Centre for…READ MORE
Inclusive E-Learning for Ugandan Youth
Embrace International Foundation will test a new approach to self-directed e-learning through the use of…READ MORE
Midwifery Active Digitization Empowerment Initiative for Tanzania
CNIS will test the use of digital augmentation to improve and expand the delivery of…READ MORE
Canada SOS will test an innovative approach to improving educational performance and retention among rural…READ MORE
A platform against violence on women journalists in Sudan
Alternatives will develop and test a new digital database, Harassmap, as a way to improve…READ MORE
New episode of FIT’s podcast!
In our third episode, we chat with Vurayayi Pugeni, Area Director in Southern Africa, Central Africa and Nigeria with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) about how to address gender issues using different innovative approaches.Listen to Podcast
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