Testing innovative solutions to advance gender equality and empower women and girls.

What is FIT?

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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Impact Story

Bringing Antenatal Technology to Rural Ethiopia

Bringing Antenatal Technology to Rural Ethiopia

Josephine*, a 32-year-old mother living in central Ethiopia, learned she was expecting twins. This fact alone made her pregnancy high-risk. When a woman is pregnant with multiples, she is more likely to have complications in pregnancy and premature delivery.

Adding to her risk factor was Josephine’s remote location; the North Shoa Zone in the…

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Funded Innovations

Innovator : Embrace International Foundation
Project : Inclusive E-Learning for Ugandan Youth

Embrace International Foundation is testing a new approach to self-directed e-learning through the use of Mobile Learning Labs, which consist…

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Innovator : Women's Global Health Innovations
Project : Women’s Empowerment via Menstrual Hygiene and Livelihood Integration

Women’s Global Health Innovations, in partnership with Village Health Teams (VHTs) tested an innovative menstrual health solution where…

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Innovator : Lestari Sustainable Development Consultants
Project : Women’s Empowerment, Agricultural Innovation, and Climate Change Adaptation

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

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