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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        PyClasUPDATED MAY 2020

        A Virtual Internship Platform
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        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
          

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        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
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        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
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        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Knowledge Platform's Virtual CampusUPDATED MAY 2020

        Knowledge Platform, a leading ed-tech company launches Virtual Campus in response to COVID-19 to ensure the continuity of education for schools and students across Pakistan.
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        AI, Education, Technology
        AI, Education, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Pakistan
        PakistanSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Impact Network's eSchool 360 ModelUPDATED MAY 2020

        Delivering quality education requires all aspects of a school to work in sync; Impact Network developed the eSchool 360 model to maximize the potential benefits of eLearning in the most remote, under-served areas of Africa
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        Basic Education, Education, Technology and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Education, Technology, Curriculum, Literacy, Mentoring/Coaching, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
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        Zambia
        ZambiaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        RapidPro in the Education SectorUPDATED MAY 2020

        From youth engagement programs like U-Report to education monitoring systems like EduTrac, RapidPro has become UNICEF’s common platform for developing and sharing mobile services that can be adapted for different contexts and sectors. It is a powerful tool for chatbot development.
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        Education, Technology
        Education, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Papua New Guinea
        Papua New GuineaSEE LESS
        Data
          
        Education
          
        Emergency Communication
          

        Tele-medicine through smart glassesUPDATED APR 2020

        Smart safety glasses built for the health industry
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        Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Education, Health
        Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Education, HealthSEE LESS
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        United States
        United StatesSEE LESS
        Education
          
        Emergency Communication
          
        Humanitarian Assistance
          

        Subject Teacher ForumUPDATED APR 2020

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        Digital Development, Education, Teacher Development and Training and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Development, Education, Teacher Development and Training, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India
        Education
          

        Project KakumaUPDATED APR 2020

        425 teachers across 75 countries offering free education to Refugees via Skype.
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        Basic Education, Refugees, Teacher Development and Training
        Basic Education, Refugees, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya
        Education
          

        Remote App Store Based Adaptive Learning Platform for COVID-19 ResponseUPDATED APR 2020

        Mobile App Store Based Adaptive Learning Platform that provides children with dynamically tailored content suitable to their individual learning level. Runs on inexpensive tablets or any parent's phone to enable self learning at each student's pace when they can't go to school.
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        Basic Education, Curriculum, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP) and 12 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Curriculum, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Basic Education, Curriculum, Digital Development, Education, Education Policy & Finance, Finance, Literacy, Methods & Learning, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and Training, Technology, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
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        India, Nepal
        India, NepalSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,680,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        Light of HopeUPDATED APR 2020

        We unleash empathy, creativity and problem-solving skills in every child through developing and distributing innovative and scalable contents, tools, and resources.
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        Education, Technology
        Education, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Bangladesh
        BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$36,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        DesapointUPDATED APR 2020

        An open online platform for university students, that’s facilitates quick and affordable access of relevant learning materials (such as class notes, articles, past papers and books), and flow of different information
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        Higher Education, Inclusive Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
        Higher Education, Inclusive Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)SEE LESS
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        Tanzania
        TanzaniaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Tech Literacy BeyondUPDATED APR 2020

        Providing curated resources for school aged children, undergraduates and teachers to learn and practice digital skills with or without access to the internet or mass media. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, this is a project carried out by The GirlLEAD Project, a nonprofit organization that empowers girls from underserved communities with information technology and entrepreneurial skills.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)SEE LESS
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        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        Education
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          

        Amala (formerly Sky School)UPDATED APR 2020

        Amala has developed the first international high school curriculum for young people who are displaced. We also offer short programmes in areas such as Peace-building, Ethical Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship.
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        Education, Refugees, Secondary Education and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Education, Refugees, Secondary Education, Conflict Response, Humanitarian AssistanceSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Greece, Lebanon, Trinidad and Tobago and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Greece, Lebanon, Trinidad and Tobago, Jordan, KenyaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        SolarSPELL: Solar Powered Educational Learning LibraryUPDATED APR 2020

        We provide relevant, localized digital educational libraries, in an offline, ultra-portable, solar-powered package, to improve teaching and learning opportunities in resource-constrained locations around the world.
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        Digital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Technology and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Technology, Agriculture, Education, Health, YouthSEE LESS
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        Micronesia, Samoa, Tonga and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Micronesia, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Rwanda, South Sudan, Fiji, ComorosSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Kiron Open Higher EducationUPDATED APR 2020

        Kiron Open Higher Education is an EdTech NGO that uses digital innovation and strategic partnerships to bridge the gap between refugees and self-determined livelihood.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Higher Education, Refugees
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Higher Education, RefugeesSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Germany, Jordan, Lebanon
        Germany, Jordan, LebanonSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Teach2030UPDATED APR 2020

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        Digital Development, Education, Scale
        Digital Development, Education, ScaleSEE LESS
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        Zambia
        ZambiaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        ObamiUPDATED APR 2020

        Obami helps organisations create meaningful online learning experiences
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        Education, Technology, Workforce Development and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Education, Technology, Workforce Development, Digital Development, Mentoring/CoachingSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and 1 moreSEE ALL
        South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, NigeriaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Ruangguru Digital Bootcamp (Beasiswa Akademi Ruangguru)UPDATED MAR 2020

        Ruangguru Digital Bootcamp is an innovation by Ruangguru, the largest ed-tech company in Southeast Asia, which focuses on helping underprivileged students gain formal employment and/or pursue higher education using its extensive online platform.
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        Economic Empowerment, Inclusive Education, Youth and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Economic Empowerment, Inclusive Education, Youth, Education, Soft or Life SkillsSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Indonesia
        IndonesiaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        AaroogyaUPDATED MAR 2020

        “Prevention and Early Detection of Breast, Oral, Cervical cancers”. We envision to reach 50 million women by 2025 in Asia and Africa Aaroogya is building a technology platform and toolkit for women & government and private frontline health workers.
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        AI, Data/Analytics, Health and 21 moreSEE ALL
        AI, Data/Analytics, Health, Communication with Communities, Data/Analytics, Diaspora, Digital Development, Digital Finance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Health Systems, Human Centered Design, Inclusion, Leadership Development, Monitoring & Evaluation, Non-communicable Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination, Public-Private Partnerships, Resilience, Response Technologies, Social Development, Social and Behavior Change, Soft or Life Skills, Technology, Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India
        TO DATE$21,000 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Education
          

        Hadithi HadithiUPDATED MAR 2020

        Reading and writing apps for 5-7 year olds, in African languages, with over 150 stories written by teachers, read by actors, and illustrated by artists, combined with spelling and letter tracing exercises to make up a scientifically-proven pedagogy.
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        Displaced Persons & Migration Management, Education, Evidence & Impact
        Displaced Persons & Migration Management, Education, Evidence & ImpactSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya, Uganda, Somalia
        Kenya, Uganda, SomaliaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        The Schoolbox ProjectUPDATED FEB 2020

        Trauma informed education, art & play for children displaced by conflict and crisis.
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        Child Protection, Education, Refugees and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Child Protection, Education, Refugees, YouthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Greece, Bangladesh, Mexico
        Greece, Bangladesh, MexicoSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Know ZoneUPDATED FEB 2020

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        Communications and Media, Education, Literacy and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Communications and Media, Education, Literacy, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda
        Kenya, Rwanda, UgandaSEE LESS
        Education
          

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