Funded Innovations

FIT aims to support testing of a range of innovative solutions to development challenges, and provide organizations with the opportunity to learn and grow as innovators. The selected solutions seek to advance gender equality and empower women and girls, by addressing challenges related to health, education, safety and technology. Learn more about the funded solutions here, and look for stories and lessons learned from the testing process on individual Innovators.

Project : Wi Lead by Sabi (We Lead by Example)
Innovator : CAUSE Canada
Region : Africa

CAUSE Canada is testing an innovative solution that aims to address discrimination at the intersection of gender and disability. Women with disabilities will be at the center of this solution,…

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Project : Local Knowledge: Global Goals
Innovator : Change for Children Association
Region : Latin America

Improving the sustainable management of the BOSAWAS Biosphere Reserve is essential to the survival of Indigenous peoples in the face of climate change. This innovative solution will test the…

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Project : Empowering Women Farmers in Tanzania with an Agricultural Technology Hub (ATH)
Innovator : Emmanuel Relief and Rehabilitation International of Canada
Region : Africa

Emmanuel Relief and Rehabilitation International of Canada is testing a solution in Mwanza to improve the condition of women and the sustainability of farming innovation. Several women will be…

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Project : Combatting Menstrual Stigma Through Female-Centred Permaculture Gardens
Innovator : Girls of Tomorrow Foundation
Region : Africa

This innovative solution will test a Female-Centered Permaculture Garden as a unique and effective way of combatting menstrual stigma and increasing female empowerment. Local experts will…

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Project : Technology Supported Education for At-Risk Girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Innovator : Learning for Humanity Inc.
Region : Africa

This innovative solution will test technology-supported access to gender-sensitive, self-paced, digital learning materials to the most vulnerable girls for whom gender constraints are already…

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Project : Democracy Beyond Elections: Participatory Policy Through Design Thinking
Innovator : The Bhutan Canada Foundation
Region : Asia

This innovative solution will use a Design Thinking methodology to engage and encourage collaboration among groups of marginalized women, vulnerable youth and People with Disabilities (PWD)…

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Project : Blended Digital Learning for Teacher Professional Development
Innovator : The Wellspring Foundation for Education
Region : Africa

Wellspring will adapt its teacher training module on Inclusive Lesson Planning into a blended digital learning model. This project will test whether a digital approach can effectively support…

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