Promoting Youth Sexual Reproductive Health And Rights

  • Published on: 25/05/2017
  • UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in collaboration with Nailab, a technology driven business incubator, supported an innovation accelerator, dubbed iAccelerator, focused on promoting youth sexual reproductive health and rights. 
     
    The innovation accelerator is focused on catalysing and accelerating innovative solutions that will scale up access to youth friendly sexual reproductive health (SRH) information and services.
     
    The winners, Fluid, Sophie Bot, Imara TV and Deaf Elimu, went through a 4-month (August – November 2016) acceleration program that paired them with expert mentors, enrolled them in business management and development training and allowed them access to seed capital of KES 1,000,000 (USD 10,000) to invest in fine-tuning their prototype and go-to-market strategy. The winners were selected from 10 finalists who pitched their solutions to a panel of 5 expert judges comprised of well-known entrepreneurs and business leaders together with experts on SRH issues.