Regions: Africa



Entrepreneurship+ Digital Livelihoods+ Creative Arts: Socio-economic Empowerment of Women Refugees in Kenya (EDC-Kenya)

This innovation tests a solution to enhance women’s socio-economic empowerment and increase livelihood opportunities for refugees in Nairobi, Kenya. It will do so by integrating digital entrepreneurship components in skills development courses and utilize online e-commerce marketplaces to showcase talents in creative arts …

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Engaging Culture and Community – Addressing and Changing Harmful Gender Norms and Attitudes

This testing is implementing a community-designed program that redefines masculinity and associated norms in a positive, supportive way at the family level, utilizing intent instead of mandate, leads to Transformative Sustainable Gender Equity (TSGE).  It includes the Men Can Cook competition (a skills-based learning opportunity taught by women) and the …

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Radical innovation of the agroforestry systems business model (conservation context)

This innovative solution involves the adaptation of agroforestry business models for impoverished rural populations in Cameroon. It aims to implement a business model that has been modified to assist producers affected by new financing approaches related to climate change and conservation. …

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Edible Insect Farming for Improved Nutrition and Income in South Sudan

This innovation solution involves enhancing food security and livelihoods through female-led farming (i.e. rearing in a confined space at or near the homestead) of highly-nutritious insect species that are traditionally consumed in South Sudan and that are suitable for rearing in confinement. Farming has the …

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Blended Learning Solution to Advance Gender Equality in Education in Uganda

This project tests an innovative cost-effective, decentralized, blended e-learning solution designed for the context of Uganda; sensitive to specific gender challenges in South-West Uganda. Delivery of the solution will give opportunities to in-service women teachers to earn their Bachelors of …

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Increasing Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights through Media Development

JHR is proposing an innovation that will leverage a theme-driven approach to train, network and coordinate media, government officials and CSOs. This will put Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) as a priority item on the public agenda, raise awareness about services, and increase …

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Skills Training + Tools + Water = Food Security for Impoverished Women

This innovation will deliver a Food Security Training Course that provides a Survival Garden Kit (including a hippo water roller and gardening tools) to impoverished women in rural communities in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces, South Africa. The course will …

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Women for Innovation and Transformation

This innovation will test the integration of women in the traditionally male-dominated field of transport by introducing the E-tricycle as a means of transport. This product responds perfectly to the needs of local and vulnerable women and offers the possibility of financial autonomy to the women driver, …

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

OGOW Health is testing 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 is 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 receive financial support …

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