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        ERTH (E-waste Recycling Through Heroes)UPDATED APR 2021

        ERTH🌏 is a digital platform that provides a free/on-demand electronic waste recycling service to individuals and businesses, and pays them in cash.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Climate Change and Resilience, Environment, Waste Management
        Climate Change and Resilience, Environment, Waste ManagementSEE LESS
        STI Forum 2020
          

        Lejan Energy LTDUPDATED APR 2021

        A renewable energy company recycling biomass waste into biomass briquettes which are of high calorific value, economical, 100% eco-friendly for use by factories and institutions reducing carbon emission and deforestation.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Biomass/BioFuel, Clean Cooking, Waste Management
        Biomass/BioFuel, Clean Cooking, Waste ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya
        STI Forum 2020
          

        EL-kanis and PartnersUPDATED APR 2021

        Builds platforms that open new opportunities and create economic sustainability for poor rural smallholder farmers and families by integrating them into a broader AgriFood system and connecting them to stakeholders who mutually benefit.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment and 9 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Blockchain, Cultivation & Tools, Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, Digital Development, Economic Growth and Trade, Food Safety and Standards, GIS/Mapping, Social & Micro FinanceSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        STI Forum 2020
          

        Technology for Social Change and Development InitiativeUPDATED APR 2021

        Women Techsters Initiative - Empowering 5,000,000 women across Africa with digital and tech skills by 2030
        FOCUS AREAS
        Gender, Technology, Youth and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Gender, Technology, Youth, Entrepreneurship, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP)SEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ghana, Kenya, Egypt and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Ghana, Kenya, Egypt, South Africa, NigeriaSEE LESS
        STI Forum 2020
          

        HarvestPlus (Biofortification)UPDATED APR 2021

        HarvestPlus uses conventional breeding to enrich everyday food crops with vitamins and minerals (biofortification) to transform food systems and fight nutrition insecurity - affecting 3 billion people globally who cannot afford a healthy diet.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Gender, Public-Private PartnershipsSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda, Colombia, Nigeria and 11 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Colombia, Nigeria, India, Bangladesh, Zambia, Pakistan, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Rwanda, Brazil, Guatemala, El Salvador, Bolivia, NicaraguaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$15,462,000 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2020
          

        Wanji GamesUPDATED APR 2021

        The Wanji Games platform uses basic telephony to provide interactive narratives through spoken audio. This allows a geographically remote audience with limited literacy access to engaging entertainment-education in their own spoken language.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Communications and Media, Other, Social and Behavior Change
        Communications and Media, Other, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda, Pakistan, Ghana and 9 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Pakistan, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Kenya, Cambodia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, MalawiSEE LESS
        TO DATE$26,950 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2020
          

        (SCOPE CODA) Conditional On-Demand Assistance Solutions UPDATED APR 2021

        CODA (Conditional On-Demand Assistance) Services is digital solution designed to simplify and streamline nutrition programme guidelines and the recording of individualized beneficiary data.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Digital Development, Nutrition and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Digital Development, Nutrition, Child Protection, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        El Salvador, South Sudan, Uganda and 4 moreSEE ALL
        El Salvador, South Sudan, Uganda, Tajikistan, Madagascar, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, AfghanistanSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,960,000 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2020
          

        Practical Education NetworkUPDATED APR 2021

        PEN equips Ghanaian STEM teachers to learn, design, and share hands-on activities which complement the national curriculum and are created from low-cost and locally available materials.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Basic Education, Teacher Development and Training, Technology and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Teacher Development and Training, Technology, Curriculum, Methods & Learning, Secondary Education, Workforce Development, YouthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ghana
        TO DATE$67,000 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2020
          

        We Care Solar UPDATED APR 2021

        Saving Lives in Childbirth with Innovative Solar Suitcases
        FOCUS AREAS
        Gender Equity, Health, Solar and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Gender Equity, Health, Solar, Climate Change and Resilience, Energy Efficiency, Humanitarian Assistance, Response TechnologiesSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal and 6 moreSEE ALL
        Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal, Liberia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Sierra LeoneSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,000,000 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2020
          

        Kitovu Technology CompanyUPDATED APR 2021

        Kitovu is a social enterprise that uses data to eliminate guesswork and supply chain inefficiencies in African agriculture so as to enable smallholder farmers to make more money off their farms.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Data/Analytics, Supply Chains and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Data/Analytics, Supply Chains, Post Harvest, Soil ManagementSEE LESS
        STI Forum 2020
          

        Build up Nepal - Building the way out of povertyUPDATED APR 2021

        Breaking the poverty cycle in rural Nepal by creating jobs in construction for poor families
        FOCUS AREAS
        Climate Change and Resilience, Economic Empowerment, Housing and Infrastructure
        Climate Change and Resilience, Economic Empowerment, Housing and InfrastructureSEE LESS
        TO DATE$715,000 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2020
          

        IgnitiaUPDATED MAR 2021

        Revolutionary Tropical Weather Forecasts providing highly accurate weather forecasts to small scale farmers in West Africa.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Data/Analytics, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Data/Analytics, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Environment, Resilience, Social and Behavior Change, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, NigerSEE LESS
        TO DATE$591,968 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2017
          

        Humanitarian OpenStreetMap TeamUPDATED JAN 2021

        Crowdsourcing, digital map creation, participatory mapping, community-led development, humanitarian response, open data and tech.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, GIS/Mapping, Humanitarian Assistance and 36 moreSEE ALL
        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, GIS/Mapping, Humanitarian Assistance, Child Protection, Communication with Communities, Conflict Response, Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Displaced Persons & Migration Management, Economic Empowerment, Economic Growth and Trade, Education, Environment, Gender, Good Governance, HIV/AIDS, Health, Housing and Infrastructure, Human Trafficking, Humanitarian Assistance, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Land Tenure, Non-communicable Diseases, Policy and Regulation, Prevention & Vaccination, Private Sector Competitiveness, Refugees, Response Technologies, Sanitation, Social and Behavior Change, Technology, Urbanization, Waste Management, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), YouthSEE LESS
        STI Forum 2017
          

        Dispensers for Safe WaterUPDATED JAN 2021

        A simple, cost-effective innovation providing millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa with access to safe water.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Health, Sanitation, Social and Behavior Change and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Sanitation, Social and Behavior Change, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya, Malawi, Uganda
        Kenya, Malawi, UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$9,366,557 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2016
          

        BioLite HomeStoveUPDATED JAN 2021

        A fan-assisted biomass stove that burns wood like gas, turns fire into electricity, and reduces smoke emissions by 90% and fuel consumption by 50% compared to traditional open-fire cooking.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Economic Empowerment, Lighting, Post Harvest and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Economic Empowerment, Lighting, Post Harvest, Biomass/BioFuel, Distributed Generation Systems, Energy, Energy EfficiencySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India, Ghana, Uganda and 1 moreSEE ALL
        India, Ghana, Uganda, KenyaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,000,000 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2019
          

        Agriworks UgandaUPDATED DEC 2020

        Irrigation For Hire for African Smallholders
        FOCUS AREAS
        Climate Change and Resilience, Technology, Agriculture and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Climate Change and Resilience, Technology, Agriculture, Economic Growth and Trade, ResilienceSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$142,516 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2016
          

        BabajobUPDATED DEC 2020

        Informal Sector Jobs Marketplace
        FOCUS AREAS
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Growth and Trade, Inclusion and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Growth and Trade, Inclusion, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India
        TO DATE$1,167,285 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2017
          

        Maji Mamas: Women Building Scaleable Water BusinessesUPDATED DEC 2020

        A social startup studio founding enterprises with women to develop, test, and bring water and sanitation solutions to market.

        FOCUS AREAS
        Entrepreneurship, Gender, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Entrepreneurship, Gender, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Agriculture Water Management, Gender-based Violence, Housing and InfrastructureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya
        TO DATE$269,760 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2018
          

        Central Treatment Facility for the Healthcare Waste ManagementUPDATED NOV 2020

        Waste service provide complete bio medical waste management and disposal solution to the healthcare institutes of Nepal.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Entrepreneurship, Public-Private Partnerships, Waste Management
        Entrepreneurship, Public-Private Partnerships, Waste ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal
        STI Forum 2018
          

        JikoRahaUPDATED JUL 2020

        Jiko Raha an innovative stove enabls households have safe drinking water free of disease causing micro-organisms and reduced vulnerability to COVID-19
        FOCUS AREAS
        Clean Cooking, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Climate Change and Resilience and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Clean Cooking, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition, Prevention & Vaccination, Wind & Water EnergySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Rwanda, Kenya
        Rwanda, KenyaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$228,750 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2018
          

        Broad Class - Listen to LearnUPDATED JUL 2020

        An Interactive Radio Instruction program that provides lessons and teacher training. It reaches the poorest and remotest schools with interactive life skills and Literacy. Measurable gains have been gained in quality, equity and inclusiveness.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Citizen Participation, Gender Equity, Leadership Development and 12 moreSEE ALL
        Citizen Participation, Gender Equity, Leadership Development, Basic Education, Curriculum, Education, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Literacy, Methods & Learning, Parent & Family Engagement, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Soft or Life Skills, Teacher Development and Training, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Pakistan
        PakistanSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,552,588 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2019
          

        BEMPU HEALTHUPDATED JUN 2020

        The TempWatch is a novel, continuous temperature-monitoring bracelet which alerts if the newborn is hypothermic, thereby empowering the caretaker to warm the baby with KMC well before hypoxia, hypoglycemia, poor growth, or death can occur. In light to the Covid 19 crisis, Tempwatch is imensely instrumental as it warns parents against probable infections and reduces needless visits to the health centre.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Medical Devices, Technology and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Medical Devices, Technology, Primary CareSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Cameroon, Benin, Papua New Guinea and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Cameroon, Benin, Papua New Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, ZimbabweSEE LESS
        TO DATE$675,729 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2020
          

        Kitkit School by EnumaUPDATED JUN 2020

        Kitkit School, a winner of the Global Learning XPRIZE, is a proven tablet-based application that engages and empowers ALL children to master foundational literacy and numeracy skills, regardless of their abilities and circumstance.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Education, Inclusive Education, Literacy and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Education, Inclusive Education, Literacy, Basic Education, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Refugees, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$7,284,576 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2020
          

        Sustainable Social Enterprise Model for Sanitation that benefits low-to-middle income populations & especially womenUPDATED JUN 2020

        A social enterprise model for public toilets piloted in Nepal that incorporates additional revenue streams with waste-to-value technology (biogas), bundled services (shops), gender-inclusive design, & a cleaning compliance program.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Biomass/BioFuel, Economic Empowerment, Waste Management and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Biomass/BioFuel, Economic Empowerment, Waste Management, Biomass/BioFuel, Climate Change and Resilience, Gender Equity, Social & Micro Finance, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal
        TO DATE$580,000 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2020
          

        Ubongo: Edutainment Made in Africa, for AfricaUPDATED JUN 2020

        We leverage the power of entertainment, the reach of mass media and the deep insights of kid-centered design to bring fun, localized edutainment to millions of kids in Africa.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Cognitive Development, Communications and Media, Social Development and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Cognitive Development, Communications and Media, Social Development, Basic Education, Education, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Malawi, ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$3,197,094 Funds Raised
        STI Forum 2020
          
        STI Forum 2021 Call for Innovations

        The STI Forum 2021 Call for Innovations is initiated by the United Nations in collaboration with Global Innovation Exchange at Results for Development.