Healthy Cities for Adolescents Challenge


Fondation Botnar, a philanthropic organization committed to the health and wellbeing of young people, called for proposals to launch an innovative global initiative called the Healthy Cities for Adolescents Challenge focused on young people in secondary cities in Ecuador, Colombia, Senegal, Ghana, and two states in India (Rajasthan and Odisha) with a goal to improve the health and wellbeing of adolescents aged approximately 10 to 15 years and their communities.

The Challenge defines health broadly and seeks to create the conditions in communities that provide opportunities for adolescents to achieve the highest levels of health and wellbeing. The Challenge has a special emphasis on overall health and well-being including nutrition, teenage health issues such as early marriage, pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and healthy environments as well as a special focus on technological readiness and innovation such as e-health to break the cycle of poverty.

Through the Healthy Cities for Adolescents Challenge, Fondation Botnar will support multi-stakeholder, community-led consortia representing diverse groups including partners from government, civil society, and the private sector to address the health and wellbeing of young people. Such organizations must have, as their focus, the engagement of young people through the creation of opportunities for better futures. Young people must have an active voice in the program design, planning and be actively part of the solution.

The Challenge is funded by Fondation Botnar and managed by ISUH.
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