Calling on innovators with solutions for immunising in complex urban, developing settings.
At OpenIDEO, we believe that new and existing innovations become better through collaboration, transparent feedback, and iteration. Participants are encouraged to build off of others' concepts, collaboratively share insights, and refine their concept prior to final submission, by leveraging the shared resources and OpenIDEO Challenge team.
In collaboration with INFUSE, this Challenge is looking for innovations uniquely positioned to address immunisation in urban settings. Through the Challenge, Gavi is thrilled to support a select cohort of submissions that are innovating to ensure that children living in urban areas are reached with immunisation.
How do I get Involved?
In the Submission Phase, we are calling on our global community to submit current innovations focused on the Challenge topic: harnessing technology to bring quality in immunisation services to mobile urban populations, reduce outbreaks and improve primary healthcare.
Proposals will be accepted until 5pm PST on Wednesday April 10th/ 1:00am CET on Thursday April 11th.
If you're curious to learn more about the INFUSE call for Innovation, read the Challenge Brief for more information on this important topic, and check out our Submission Guidelines for details on the requirements and submission criteria. Below you'll find more helpful resources, toolkits and how-tos that can guide you through the Challenge experience.
We encourage you to use our toolkits and resources to improve and refine your submission prior to the final deadline.
Regardless of the stage of your innovation or organisational maturity, we believe that the design thinking framework can be used to improve important aspects of your work and proposed innovation.
- Use the Storytelling toolkit to refine your narrative so that it more appropriately resonates with the topic of the challenge, as well as investors, potential funders, or the implementation community.
- Use the Prototyping toolkit to test a small piece of your innovation, iterating to improve the product design or efficacy of implementation. Explore how your concept can be better adapted to low-resource settings and to rapidly changing urban contexts.
- Use the User Experience and Feedback toolkit to revisit beneficiaries and in-country context, improving service design and strengthening the context relevance of your proposed solution.
We will host a series of Community Webinars to support your participation in the Challenge. These webinars will introduce the Challenge team, give an overview of the Challenge, share tips and tricks for stronger applications, and close with a Q+A. Stay tuned for more information about dates and times of our upcoming webinars, posted here.
Unfortunately, we are only able to evaluate proposals in English and French. If submitting in either of these languages is not possible for your team, we ask you to submit earlier, and send a note at email@example.com for additional support. Although we cannot promise capacity to read and evaluate in other languages, we will do our best to provide the necessary support!
Header photo credit: © Rachel Belt, Gavi, Jalousie, Port-au-Prince, Haiti 2016
Inline photo credit: © Asad Zaidi, Gavi, 2017
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