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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        POKETUPDATED SEP 2020

        Mapping the Emerging Economy, One Merchant at a Time
        FOCUS AREAS
        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Digital Development, GIS/Mapping
        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Digital Development, GIS/MappingSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$10,000 Funds Raised
        Data
          
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        One Acre FundUPDATED AUG 2020

        Financing and Services for Smallholder Farmers
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Evidence & Impact and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Evidence & Impact, Social & Micro FinanceSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Burundi, Kenya, Malawi and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$44,408,972 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        AkaboxiUPDATED JUL 2020

        A digital financial inclusion system that enables smallholder farmers in communities manage and monitor their savings together.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Social & Micro Finance
        Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Social & Micro FinanceSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          

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        Safe BodaUPDATED JUL 2020

        FOCUS AREAS
        Urbanization
        UrbanizationSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda, Nigeria
        Uganda, NigeriaSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          

        iACT's Little RipplesUPDATED JUL 2020

        A refugee- and community-led early childhood development program for children affected by conflict and humanitarian crises.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Child Protection, Emotional Development, Refugees and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Child Protection, Emotional Development, Refugees, Agency, Gender, Leadership Development, Peace and Resilience, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD EducationSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Chad, Tanzania, Cameroon
        Chad, Tanzania, CameroonSEE LESS
        TO DATE$224,094 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Education
          

        Digital Sub-Wallets for Increased Financial Empowerment of WomenUPDATED JUL 2020

        Increase ability to participate equally in existing markets; to access opportunities to the job, control over their own time and lives. to participation in economic development from their house and international institutions.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Digital Finance, Entrepreneurship, Gender-based Violence and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Finance, Entrepreneurship, Gender-based Violence, Parent & Family EngagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda, Tanzania
        Uganda, TanzaniaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,653,068 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          

        South African Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (SABCOHA)UPDATED JUL 2020

        FOCUS AREAS
        Gender-based Violence, HIV/AIDS, Health
        Gender-based Violence, HIV/AIDS, HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        South Africa
        South AfricaSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          

        TellaUPDATED JUL 2020

        Creating Text-based online jobs through English Proficiency
        FOCUS AREAS
        Education
        EducationSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$449,640 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Education
          

        PRONOV - Cohort Mobile Payment Solution for Bottom of PyramidUPDATED JUL 2020

        ProNOV is platform (online & offline) that helps dispensaries & pharmacies manage their inventory, reduce costs through bulk-breaking and provide access to working capital by digitizing from point of sourcing to payment for FINANCIAL INCLUSION. �
        FOCUS AREAS
        Health Systems, Social & Micro Finance, Supply Chains and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Health Systems, Social & Micro Finance, Supply Chains, Digital Finance, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,099,614 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          

        WeCare.id CrowdfundingUPDATED JUN 2020

        This innovationinitiated a crowdfunding effort to help raise funds for personal medical protective equipment andself protective equipment (PPE)for COVID-19 medical personnel working in the front lines to fight this pandemic.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Indonesia
        IndonesiaSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
          

        Smart LabourUPDATED JUN 2020

        The Smart Labour app helps labourers in the UAE to learn something useful & get telecom rewards & gifts. Residents can do good by buying telecom vouchers & gifts from the app. Workers also share innovative ideas and report health and safety incidents
        FOCUS AREAS
        Basic Education, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Workforce Development and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Workforce Development, Citizen Participation, Soft or Life Skills, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        United Arab Emirates
        United Arab EmiratesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$100,000 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          

        ActLocalUPDATED JUN 2020

        Helping small independent business, wherever they are in the world, to generate vital short-term cash flow from loyal customers during the COVID-19 crisis
        FOCUS AREAS
        Cultivation & Tools, Economic Empowerment, Economic Recovery
        Cultivation & Tools, Economic Empowerment, Economic RecoverySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        United Kingdom
        United KingdomSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Enabling Community and Connection
          

        OneWorld HealthUPDATED MAY 2020

        We build healthcare facilities that provide a full scope of medical services and are designed to be affordable and accessible.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda, Nicaragua
        Uganda, NicaraguaSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Innovations in Healthcare
          

        EdquityUPDATED MAY 2020

        Food insecurity. Housing insecurity. Insufficient financial aid. We know the day-to-day financial issues for college students are real. Edquity for College helps you manage the money you have and find the emergency supports on- and off-campus – as well as emergency dollars – when what you have just isn't enough.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Digital Finance
        Digital FinanceSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        United States
        United StatesSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Village Capital
          

        Worthy BondsUPDATED MAY 2020

        Worthy Bonds offers investors a 5% return while giving you a chance to support small businesses in your community: Worthy uses the bond proceeds to offer secured loans to small and growing companies who offer collateral like inventory.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Digital Finance
        Digital FinanceSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Village Capital
          

        Digital solutions to support knowledge generation, livelihoods and business support during COVID-19UPDATED MAY 2020

        Busara has developed and published a number of digital solutions via Google Play (under Busara Data) that can help implementers collect timely research data to design effective coping strategies targeted at vulnerable communities
        FOCUS AREAS
        Behavioural Development, Digital Finance, Youth Engagement and Contribution and 11 moreSEE ALL
        Behavioural Development, Digital Finance, Youth Engagement and Contribution, Data/Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Sector & Investment, Gender, Health, Humanitarian Assistance, Inclusion, Post Harvest, Response Technologies, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Youth Friendly ServicesSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Prevention
          

        Noora HealthUPDATED MAY 2020

        Noora Health's mission is to improve outcomes and save lives of at-risk patients. Noora's Care Companion Program (CCP) trains families of patients with high-impact medical skills, making them an integral part of healthcare delivery.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health
        Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India, Bangladesh
        India, BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$150,000 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Innovations in Healthcare
          
        Y Combinator
          

        FlouciUPDATED MAY 2020

        Flouciis a payment solution that offers eKYC, mobile payments and credit solutions built with distributed ledger technology.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Digital Finance
        Digital FinanceSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Tunisia
        TunisiaSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Village Capital
          

        ePesosUPDATED MAY 2020

        Since 2014, ePesos has been a pioneer in Mexico in matters of financial inclusion and is the first company to offer a solution like this in the country.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Digital Finance
        Digital FinanceSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Mexico
        MexicoSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Village Capital
          

        Eliminating Hepatitis in Pakistan Slums through “HepCByeBye” Cloud-Based Technology & Female-Led Community Health WorkersUPDATED MAY 2020

        Through pairing innovative cloud-based technology and female-led, evidence-based CHW model, Integral Global is reducing HCV burden in Islamabad, Pakistan slums by eliminating barriers and treatment fall-out and facilitating same-day curative care.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Health Systems, Prevention & VaccinationSEE LESS
        TO DATE$650,000 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          

        Elemeno HealthUPDATED MAY 2020

        Elemeno Health is a team-based communication and just-in-time training system which helps healthcare institutions maintain COVID-19 readiness with frontline teams.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Health Systems
        Health SystemsSEE LESS
        TO DATE$150,000 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Y Combinator
          

        LifeNet InternationalUPDATED MAY 2020

        We are transforming African health centers to provide quality, sustainable healthcare
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Burundi, Uganda
        Burundi, UgandaSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Treatment
          
        Innovations in Healthcare
          

        SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action)UPDATED MAY 2020

        FOCUS AREAS
        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Prevention
          
        Innovations in Healthcare
          

        Health BuildersUPDATED MAY 2020

        Health Builders works with local communities and governments to build their own health systems.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Rwanda
        RwandaSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Innovations in Healthcare
          

        ZimbamartUPDATED MAY 2020

        Zimba Mart is an online e-commerce platform that is intended to support female oriented Small Medium Enterprises in Uganda by exposing them to a huge local and international online market.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Digital Development, Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship
        Digital Development, Economic Empowerment, EntrepreneurshipSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          

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