Johannesburg, South Africa — UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive well being company, publicizes the launch of two Innovation Crowdsourcing HackLabs for younger African innovators and youth-led hubs primarily based in Africa.
The Early and Unintended Pregnancies (EUP) HackLab and Feminine Genital Mutilation (FGM) Stretch Hubs Hack present African innovators with a chance to create dynamic and future-fit options to handle dangerous practices that impede ladies and adolescent women’ progress. The hacklabs have been initiated by UNFPA, in collaboration with the Highlight Initiative Africa Regional Programme (SIARP) and the Safeguard Younger Individuals (SYP) Programme.
Name for functions for FGM HackLab: This initiative supplies a platform for younger folks to share their progressive concepts and options to finish FGM in communities throughout Africa. Innovation incubators and accelerator hubs throughout Africa are anticipated to faucet into their networks and progressive options, and pitch their finest options to ending FGM in Africa. This name is open to hubs which can be primarily based in West and Central Africa, East and Southern Africa, Egypt, Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, and FGM-endemic international locations, in addition to the Highlight Initiative-supported international locations of Nigeria, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Name for Purposes on EUP Hacklabs: The Early and Unintended Being pregnant HackLab seeks to crowdsource progressive options from youth innovators, youth-led organizations and corporations in East and Southern Africa, to assist cut back early and unintended pregnancies within the area. The purpose is to create a world the place communities, together with ladies and women, are supported and lead the marketing campaign in opposition to early and unintended being pregnant. This name is open to innovators in international locations underneath the Safeguard Younger Individuals (SYP) Programme: Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Innovators and Hubs are inspired to submit their functions by 5pm (South African Customary Time) on Sunday, 21 August 2022. Observe these hyperlinks: FGM Hacklab and EUP Hacklab for extra data and to use.
UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive well being company, delivers a world the place each being pregnant is needed, each childbirth is secure and each younger particular person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA requires the belief of reproductive rights for all and helps entry to varied sexual and reproductive well being providers, together with voluntary household planning, maternal well being care, and complete sexuality training