Developing List of Potentially Relevant Innovations across 12 COVID-19 Categories
Innovations that may be ready to deploy, could be adapted for COVID-19 responses, or may inspire new much-needed solutions. TIP: Use the filters below to find specific innovations such as "COVID-19 Categories" for solutions in 1 of 12 categories or "COVID-19 Recognitions" for those identified for their COVID-19 efforts.
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        StudyLabUPDATED JUN 2020

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        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Technology
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nigeria, Ghana
        Nigeria, GhanaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        SmartClass RwandaUPDATED JUN 2020

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        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Technology
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Rwanda
        RwandaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Portfolio-based learning by Outset Teacher EducaitonUPDATED JUN 2020

        FOCUS AREAS
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Technology
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), TechnologySEE LESS
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        United Kingdom
        United KingdomSEE LESS
        Education
          

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        Virtu PrepUPDATED JUN 2020

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        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Technology
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), TechnologySEE LESS
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        United States
        United StatesSEE LESS
        Education
          

        InstasageUPDATED JUN 2020

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        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Technology
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), TechnologySEE LESS
        Education
          

        4OAKUPDATED JUN 2020

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        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Technology
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), TechnologySEE LESS
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        United States
        United StatesSEE LESS
        Education
          

        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.
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        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
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        Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$7,284,576 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        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.
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        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
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        Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Malawi, ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$3,197,094 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
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        Bloom UPDATED JUN 2020

        Let's grow a library! The free Bloom easy book creation software is the only tool available for creating linguistically-correct decodable and leveled reading materials. Bloom enables local experts in all language communities to grow libraries. The Bloom Library now offers a growing collection of COVID-19 books available to be adapted and translated into new languages. https://bloomlibrary.org/COVID19
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        Basic Education, Digital Development, Literacy and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Digital Development, Literacy, Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Inclusion, Inclusive EducationSEE LESS
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        Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia and 14 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Haiti, Philippines, Nigeria, Nepal, Mozambique, Indonesia, Guatemala, Rwanda, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Senegal, Ghana, MadagascarSEE LESS
        TO DATE$100,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        Devio Early Childhood InstituteUPDATED JUN 2020

        Devio Early Childhood Institute provides innovative and capacity building training programs to upcoming and existing early childhood educators so they can support children's holistic development and learning, especially in their early years. Our work also combines advocacy and community outreach interventions that are helping to combat some systemic inequalities in global early childhood education. https://www.globalpartnership.org/blog/building-global-momentum-introduce-sign-language-early-childhood-education. Due to Covid-19, we are offering webinar and virtual training programs for preschool educators and parents.
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        Education, Education Policy & Finance, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Education, Education Policy & Finance, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Education, Extracurricular or Out-of School Activities, Methods & Learning, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Social and Behavior Change, Soft or Life Skills, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
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        Ghana, Kenya
        Ghana, KenyaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Kisomo SmartlearnUPDATED MAY 2020

        An easy to use mobile & web app with more than 1000 curricula based, curated, interactive and local relevant multimedia learning content (Real-Life Videos, Animations & Audios) easily accessible to 12 Million secondary school learners in East Africa.
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        Inclusive Education, Secondary Education, Soft or Life Skills and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Inclusive Education, Secondary Education, Soft or Life Skills, Higher Education, Methods & LearningSEE LESS
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        Tanzania
        TanzaniaSEE LESS
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Bridge International AcademiesUPDATED MAY 2020

        Bridge@home is an integrated multi channel learning programme designed to ensure that millions of children can continue to learn while schools are closed. Based upon national curriculums' and using their clear and impactful instructional design principles, Bridge@home draws together a range of remote learning strategies; including interactive audio lessons; assessment platforms; daily learning guides, daily self study activity packs; digital storybooks and virtual classroom experience. This 360 degrees programmatic offering is being deployed at state wide scale by governments to ensure that students are not only receiving instruction but instruction that enables them to learn
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        Evidence & Impact, Public-Private Partnerships, Digital Development and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Evidence & Impact, Public-Private Partnerships, Digital Development, Education, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Kenya, India, Nigeria and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Kenya, India, Nigeria, Uganda, Liberia, ChinaSEE LESS
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        Benetech's Bookshare Initiative: Accessible digital library for people with reading barriersUPDATED MAY 2020

        Benetech's Bookshare platform is the world's largest accessible digital library for people with reading barriers such as visual impairment, dysylexia, or cerebral palsy.
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        Education, Inclusive Education, Workforce Development
        Education, Inclusive Education, Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,108,995 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Educate!'s COVID-19 Response UPDATED MAY 2020

        Educate! is designing and implementing varied distance learning solutions, like radio, automated calls, SMS, and a light e-learning platform, according to local context and need as well as our existing partnerships and scope of work in each country.
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        Economic Empowerment, Education, Youth
        Economic Empowerment, Education, YouthSEE LESS
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        Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya
        Uganda, Rwanda, KenyaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        JagaProsUPDATED MAY 2020

        This innovation involves an e-learning course on COVID-19 and acommunity of skilled professional nurses qualified to meet specialised medical needs as well as experts in the non-medical aspects of caregiving at home.
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        Education, Health
        Education, HealthSEE LESS
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        Singapore
        SingaporeSEE LESS
        Education
          
        Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
          

        WalikuUPDATED MAY 2020

        Waliku, Indonesian for “my guardian,” seeks to address education and well-being disparities among school-aged children by digitizing student attendance and facilitating triage and follow-up of high-risk absentees.
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        Education, Technology
        Education, TechnologySEE LESS
        Education
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
          

        Passerelles Numeriques's NomadLab projectUPDATED MAY 2020

        A Gateway for Life
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Soft or Life Skills, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Soft or Life Skills, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Curriculum, Digital Development, Education, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam
        Cambodia, Philippines, VietnamSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Amplio Talking Book ProgramUPDATED MAY 2020

        The Amplio Talking Book audio device enables governments and NGO to share knowledge to empower low-literate people in rural remote communities, collect key usage data and user feedback, and continually update and improve content for greater impact.
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        All Sectors, Communication with Communities, Digital Development and 9 moreSEE ALL
        All Sectors, Communication with Communities, Digital Development, Agriculture, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Gender, Health, Human Centered Design, Parent & Family Engagement, Social and Behavior Change, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
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        Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Cameroon, Niger, Somalia, EthiopiaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Worldreader BookSmart (for Home and School)UPDATED MAY 2020

        BookSmart is a cost-effective digital learning solution featuring a rich collection of full-color quality books to help children read and develop valuable 21st century skills, as well as support educators and parents improve learning outcomes.
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        Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Data/Analytics, Literacy, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Peru, IndiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        PyClasUPDATED MAY 2020

        A Virtual Internship Platform
        FOCUS AREAS
        Education, School-to-Work Transition, Workforce Development
        Education, School-to-Work Transition, Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        COVID-19 Match: Helping to Rewrite the Story for Kids in NeedUPDATED MAY 2020

        In order to combat COVID-19, states and districts have closed schools across the country.The closure of these schools and programs has an impact on millions of children, but the impact on our country’s poorest children will include academic backsliding, as well as emotional isolation and toxic stress.
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        Education
        EducationSEE LESS
        Education
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        Sun Books. UPDATED MAY 2020

        The Sun Books project has developed an innovative IT solution using solar panel tablet device, smart phones, Cloud-based technology and e-book building software. We pre-loaded educational content which can accessed via an app on the tablet or phone and can work with or without internet connection and electricity. With the growing use of smartphones, the content can be accessed via an app. At the moment millions of children are out of school due to the Coronavirus crisis, they are now isolated at home with family. What better way to enjoy this time together than reading at home! We’re launching new digital learning content on the Sun Books tablet to support children in 5 different countries in Africa. We are focused to help the many children who are studying remotely. These children can access 400 e-books and educational content regardless of internet or mobile connection! You can donate today to help this project.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Technology
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Kenya, South AfricaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Same Language Subtitling (SLS) on TV: Lifelong reading literacy for a billion (PlanetRead & IIM-A)UPDATED MAY 2020

        Inescapable and lifelong reading literacy on TV for 1 billion viewers, including 600 million weak-readers, by marrying Same Language Subtitling (SLS) with mainstream entertainment. SLS is now broadcast policy in India. It just has to be implemented.
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        Basic Education, Communications and Media, Literacy
        Basic Education, Communications and Media, LiteracySEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        Restarting education paused by COVID-19 through capacitating teachers & enabling live classesUPDATED MAY 2020

        Impacting teachers to support effective online teaching, manage student learning and mental health and wellbeing for their students
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        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Teacher Development and Training and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Teacher Development and Training, Child Protection, Mental Health, NutritionSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India
        Education
          

        EDU-TOONS & EDU-GAMESUPDATED MAY 2020

        Edu-Toons & Edu-Games bring curriculum-based animated classes for primary school education to "Out of School" and displaced children caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and also assesses actual learning outcomes using simple computer games.
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        Basic Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and Training and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and Training, LiteracySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        Education
          

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