Celebrating Innovation: The AccessAbility Innovation Challenge Winners’ Webinar

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, November 28th

Time: 2-3:30 pm (GMT) / 9-10:30 am (EST)

Duration:1-hour webinar + 30-minute breakout rooms

Format: Online (via Zoom)

Accessibility and Language: English, Spanish, and French, with International Sign Language Interpretation and English Captioning.

Registration Link

In June 2023, a pioneering initiative took flight – the AccessAbility Innovation Challenge. Spearheaded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in partnership with the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) and the Global Network of Young Persons with Disabilities (GNYPWD), this challenge stood as a beacon of hope and transformation. Its goal? To ignite the potential of young innovators with disabilities, empowering them to develop technology-driven solutions for overcoming barriers in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Now, six months into the journey, we’re set to celebrate the strides made by these brilliant minds. Join us for a special webinar that puts a spotlight on the four winning teams, showcasing their groundbreaking innovations and the incredible growth they’ve achieved.

Learn more about The AccessAbility Innovation Challenge

Promotional banner for the AccessAbility Innovation Challenge: Global Venture Showcase scheduled for Tuesday, 28 November 2023. The banner features a purple background with abstract orange design elements. On the left side, there is a photograph of a smiling woman on a bicycle, who appears to be speaking and gesturing with her left hand. She is portrayed in black and white against the colorful background. Event times are listed for New York (9:00 – 10:30 AM EST), London (2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT), and Bangkok (9:00 – 10:30 PM ICT). The hashtags #Access4All and #WeDecide are displayed at the bottom right. Logos of UNFPA and the Global Disability Innovation Hub are visible at the bottom center.

Spotlight on the Winners:

Technoprise Global (Kenya / Eastern and Southern Africa): Their conversational AI platform is changing the game in data collection, offering personalized engagement to gather comprehensive information on SRHR needs.

Alianta Infonet (Republic of Moldova): Through their podcast “Depasim Prejudecati” (Overcome Prejudices), they’re breaking down misconceptions and opening up dialogues about the challenges faced by people with disabilities.

AccessAble (India / Asia-Pacific): Their innovative approach uses SMS and Interactive Voice Response systems to provide SRHR information in low-resource settings, ensuring accessibility for all.

Vessels for Development (Cameroon / Western and Central Africa): Their Inclusive Reproductive Health Initiative is set to create a menstrual cycle tracking device, empowering young women and girls with disabilities with vital health insights.

More about the AccessAbility Innovation Challenge Winners

Why This Webinar Matters:

The AccessAbility Innovation Challenge is more than a competition; it’s a movement. It’s about breaking down barriers, fostering inclusivity, and empowering young people with disabilities to become champions of change in their communities.

What to Expect:

Insights into the Innovations: Hear firsthand from the winners about their projects, challenges, and breakthroughs.

Journey of Growth: Learn how these teams utilized the mentorship, training, and funding opportunities provided by the challenge.

Interactive Q&A Session: Engage with the innovators, ask questions, and dive deep into the essence of their projects.

How to Join:

Ready to be inspired? Register for the webinar via this link: Webinar Registration. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness how technology and innovation are shaping a more inclusive world for young persons with disabilities.