Regions: Africa



Improving maternal, newborn and child health outcomes by using innovative and community-centric approaches

OGOW Health will test a technological solution designed to improve access to high-quality, affordable care for women, new mothers, and newborns in Somalia. The goal is to support rural and urban health facilities in medical records and health promotion by providing needed …

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Byuka Bakobwa (Wake Up Girls!)

L’AMIE will the testing an innovative solution which aims to foster more equitable access for young girls who have been victims of gender-based violence to non-traditional professional training, by providing a safe and empowering environment. To achieve this, they will receive …

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Mobile technology: Mentoring and professional learning communities for women teachers in The Gambia

The Canadian Teachers’ Federation will work in partnership with The Gambia Teachers’ Union to test a technological solution that aims to equip and empower women teachers in The Gambia in order to retain them in the teaching profession. Selected women teachers will receive mobiles phones, tools which will enable …

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Improving WASH for health care facilities and women’s health: Testing the STREAMS approach in Malawi

Royal Roads University and its partner Transform International (Canada) will test an innovative solution to improving water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities (HFC) in Malawi, specifically for women since they constitute the majority of the HCF users, often for …

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Empowering rural women in Burkina Faso

World Neighbours Canada Society will be testing an approach to facilitating an animal-fattening enterprise which focuses on structuring and supporting the transition to more equitable labour roles and power relations in households, particularly for women but also crucially for men, …

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Adolescent Girl Empowerment through Capacity Building and Water Innovation in Northern Mozambique

Waterlution and local partner Girl Move Academy will be testing to see how capacity building and water innovation workshops will embolden and empower adolescent girls to design permaculture solutions that address sanitation and water challenges in local school settings in …

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Improving resilience to increase nutritional outcomes for women and children in Benin

Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise will be testing new digital tools and other innovations like ‘talking books’ to provide information, and influence behavior and practices to reduce iron deficiency anemia prevalence through their Lucky Iron Fish product. Because of COVID-19, training …

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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 child brides about the negative consequences of child marriage for them, their families and entire communities. The solution being tested includes training community leaders, empowering …

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