Early Childhood Development Challenge Kenya

Join our open innovation challenge and secure seed funding

Join the ‘Early Childhood Development Challenge’ – An Open Innovation Challenge to Maximise the Lifelong Potential and Wellbeing of Children in Kenya!

The SDG Philanthropy Platform Kenya invites you – entrepreneurs, non-profits, academics, networks, and civil society champions, to join forces with the UN in Kenya, the SDG Philanthropy Platform to identify and test breakthrough approaches for accelerating Early Childhood Development (ECD) impacts.

The ECD Challenge invites innovators from across Kenya to Apply by submitting a proposal targeting one or more of the following key focus areas by May 9th, to Karina Grosheva at karina.grosheva@undp.org, and Arif Neky at arif.neky@one.un.org.

A Catalytic Fund, supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, will be distributed to support three or four competitively-selected innovative solutions, with high value monetary grants.

Challenge 1 – How can we support caregivers to receive and understand the latest science and knowledge on ECD including the importance of cognitive stimulation and healthy nutrition, and support them in providing these inputs to children during the critical development stage?

Challenge 2 – How can we identify and unblock information, culture and behavioural constraints that prevent families and caregivers from ramping up access and uptake of critical services – including primary health and vaccination, nutrition, cognitive stimulation and early learning and child protection services?

Challenge 3 – How can we design and test new innovative and scalable models for ECD delivery to reach the most vulnerable children in Kenya?

Challenge 4 – How can we design and test demand-driven business models through fostering private sector contribution and value-chain investments towards integrated ECD services?

 For Application Details, visit http://sdgfunders.org/blog/innovation-challenge-kenya/lang/en/


May 9, 2017
Program dates Apr 26 - May 9, 2017
Organizer SDG Philanthropy Platform
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Targets Kenya
Sectors Education, Healthcare