Fondation Botnar is a Swiss philanthropic foundation working to improve the health and wellbeing of young people living in cities around the world. Advocating for the inclusion of youth voices and the equitable use of AI and digital technology, the foundation invests in and supports innovative programs and research, and brings together actors from across sectors to create dialogue and partnerships.
Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. Funded in part by the Government of Canada, Grand Challenges Canada supports innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas Grand Challenges Canada supports integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – known as Integrated Innovation®. One of the largest impact-first investors in Canada, Grand Challenges Canada has supported a pipeline of over 1,500 innovations in 96 countries. Grand Challenges Canada estimates that these innovations have the potential to save up to 1.78 million lives and improve up to 64 million lives by 2030.
The National Institute of Health and Care Research’s (NIHR) mission is to improve health and wealth through research. Globally, NIHR funds high-quality global health research for the direct and primary benefit of people in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The portfolio builds Research and Development capacity and capability in LMICs and the UK through equitable partnerships. The NIHR – funded by the UK Department of Health and Social Care – supports research in developing countries that are eligible to receive Official Development Assistance (ODA). Working closely with the global health research community, we commission and invest in applied health research and training that responds to the diverse needs of LMIC communities, anticipates the evolving global burden of disease and addresses health system priorities.
The Science for Africa Foundation (SFA Foundation) is a pan-African, non-profit organisation that supports, strengthens, and promotes science and innovation in Africa. The SFA Foundation serves the African research ecosystem by funding excellent research and innovation ideas; enabling interdisciplinary collaborations among researchers and building and reinforcing environments that are conducive for scientists to thrive and produce quality research that generates new, locally relevant knowledge. The SFA Foundation seeks to address the continent’s most pressing developmental needs by generating knowledge that solves problems and informs decision-making.
United for Global Mental Health works to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and increase support for mental health around the world with trusted partners. The United for Global Mental Health team is made up of diverse, passionate and knowledgeable individuals. By combining their extensive in-house expertise in advocacy, financing and campaigning with the unique insights of their many partners, they’re already making progress on their mission.