Testing innovative solutions

to advance gender equality and
empower women and girls.

FIT is hosting a second Micro-Learning Session: “FIT’s Rapid Gender Scan, December 2nd at 10:30 am CST. Register here.

 

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What is FIT

About Us

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.

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Who We Fund

Eligibility Criteria

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.

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How We Work

Application Process

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.

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Testing Innovation

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.

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Promoting Community-Based Tabletop Simulation Development

Lessons Learned Simulations and Training will be testing workshops which train local humanitarian workers in…

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Women’s Empowerment, Agricultural Innovation, and Climate Change Adaptation

Lestari Sustainable Development Consultants will test the women-focused dissemination of newly developed drought-tolerant coffee varieties…

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Eradicating Child Marriage in Sierra Leone

CAUSE Canada will test an innovative approach to eradicate child marriage by educating men seeking…

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Women’s Empowerment via Menstrual Hygiene and Livelihood Integration

Women’s Global Health Innovations, in partnership with Village Health Teams (VHTs) will test an innovative…

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Meshkat Community: Shining a Light on Gender Equality in Jordan

PeaceGeeks will test a new method of peacebuilding in Jordan that centres around womenand girls,…

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Writing a Path out of Poverty: Testing a Cash Calculator with Extremely Poor Women in Northern Kenya

My Oral Village will conduct a field-test in Kenya of '4-Share,’ a cash calculator for…

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Learning Community and Incubator for Gender Equality Projects in Nicaragua

Mer et Monde will test the development of a local learning community and an incubator…

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It Takes a Village to Heal

Make Music Matter, in partnership with the Panzi Hospital and Foundation will be testing the…

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Farmer-led Tools, Dashboard Development, and the Future of Farming

Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University will test tools with women farmers to…

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Remote Ultrasound capacity building for Antenatal Access

In partnership with the University of Saskatchewan, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) will…

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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…

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Increasing poultry production in Zambia

OVO will test the distribution of solar chicken egg incubators with related training as a…

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Kieni Fighters Resource Centre for Women and Girls

KIDS Initiative will test a new holistic prevention program, the Kieni Fighter Resource Centre for…

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Inclusive E-Learning for Ugandan Youth

Embrace International Foundation will test a new approach to self-directed e-learning through the use of…

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Midwifery Active Digitization Empowerment Initiative for Tanzania

CNIS will test the use of digital augmentation to improve and expand the delivery of…

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Girls Groundswell

Canada SOS will test an innovative approach to improving educational performance and retention among rural…

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A platform against violence on women journalists in Sudan

Alternatives will develop and test a new digital database, Harassmap, as a way to improve…

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Technology and Training for Quality and Equality

Change for Children will test a new training program and digital resource database for teachers…

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News & Events

Micro-Learning #2: FIT’s Rapid Gender Scan

FIT is hosting a second Micro-Learning session: “FIT’s Rapid Gender Scan” on December 2nd at 10:30 am CST.

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Job opening: Interim Director of Finance

Start Date: As soon as possible

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