Innovate for Life Fund 2020

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Application Deadline: 30th November 2019

The Innovate for Life (I4L) program is centered around developing shared value partnerships between Amref country offices and health innovators to support health innovations from around the world scale in SSA and address major health challenges in the region. Through this mission, I4L aims to catalyze innovation for the creation of lasting health change in Africa, which supports the overall vision, mission, and promise of Amref Health Africa. I4L combines health knowledge, capacity, and networks, business and leadership coaching, and partnership acceleration for innovators in the program.

I4L supports entrepreneurs in the development of innovative, sustainable and scalable solutions for a healthy Africa. The program is centered around developing shared value partnerships between Amref country offices and health innovators to support health innovations from around the world scale in SSA and address major health challenges in the region. I4L aims to catalyze innovation for the creation of lasting health change in Africa, which supports the overall vision, mission, and promise of Amref Health Africa. I4L combines health knowledge, capacity, and networks, business and leadership coaching, and partnership acceleration for innovators in the program.

Requirements:

  • Have an innovative solution in Ethiopiain any of the following areas: 1)NCDs, 2)CDs and 3)WASH;
  • Have an innovative solution in Kenyain any of the following areas: 1)HIV/TB/Malaria/NCDs, 2)RMNCAH and 3) WASH & NTDs. Special interest to innovations targeting behavioral change and data collation in the aforementioned thematic areas;
  • Have a proof-of-concept innovation with demonstrated business viability;
  • Have proof of testing the innovation in the Kenyan or Ethiopian market; for example, a feasibility assessment, registration, and/or launch of the innovation in this geography;
  • Be interested in scaling their innovation through a partnership with one or many Amref program(s).

Benefits:

The program will leverage a combination of
in-person and remote work, online courses and workshops, and independent
learning and co-creation. The program will be composed of three key
phases:

  • Phase 1: Scouting
    Over
    3 months, I4L will understand Amref country office programmatic needs,
    source global innovators based on these needs, and select and match
    innovators to country office programs
  • Phase 2: Core Programming
    Over
    5 months, I4L will hold an orientation, lead business and leadership
    coaching, and co-create partnerships between health innovators and Amref
    country offices. These activities will lead to the development of a
    partnership proposal that can be signed during the completion of this
    phase
  • Phase 3: Follow Up
    Ongoing
    after completion of the core program, I4L will monitor the progress of
    I4L innovators and the developed shared value solutions from the core
    program and continue to provide support through pilot implementation
    and/or alumni programming

PLANNING

  • Deadline for applications: 30th November 2019
  • Selection process: December 2019 – January 2020
  • Programme: March 2020 – August 2020

If you have a question, please contact us at [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Innovate for Life Fund 2020

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