EXPLORING PARTNERSHIPS WITH PHILANTHROPIES TO CREATE AN ENABLING 

ENVIRONMENT FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION IN HEALTH 

CALL FOR INTEREST TO PARTICIPATE 

TO THE “SOCIAL INNOVATION IN HEALTH INITIATIVE” PARTNER WORKSHOP - 27-28 May 2020 


Deadline for submission: 02 March 2020


Interested in learning more about community-driven health innovation from the Global South and exploring the role that philanthropies can play in catalyzing these? 


TDR, the UN-based Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases in collaboration with the Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) partners invite philanthropies to join a one-day workshop.

About SIHI


SIHI, the Social Innovation in Health Initiative, is a network of passionate individuals and institutions sharing a common goal to advance social innovation in health through research and to transform health care delivery. Since 2014, SIHI has identified and studied more than 40 community-based social innovations across 17 countries that are improving access, so that no-one is left behind. SIHI country research hubs in China, Colombia, Malawi, Philippines, South Africa and Uganda have been playing a leadership role in advancing social innovation in health through research, advocacy and capacity strengthening. Research institutions are well positioned to provide a unique platform to convene social innovators, government, community and private sector representatives, researchers, and other stakeholders to work together, provide evidence of what works and what does not, and nurture social innovations. The SIHI country research hubs work with governments and other stakeholders to create an enabling environment for social innovation to thrive. A brief video explaining social innovation in health is available herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncu8NEzKVQU


With this call, TDR and SIHI partners reach out to philanthropy entities to join SIHI efforts in creating an enabling environment in which research and evidence catalyse a sustainable social impact . 

SIHI partner workshop


This dynamic and interactive meeting will provide a unique opportunity to: 

  • ​Better understand the value of social innovations in health and the need for research to sustain these and scale up their impact. 
  • Discuss the role of philanthropies in creating an enabling environment for social innovations to thrive in the Global South 
  • Explore innovative partnerships between global health actors, SIHI country hubs and other research institutions, governments, foundations, the private sector, and other social innovation stakeholders 

Fifty participants are expected to attend and will represent the SIHI research country hubs in China, Colombia, Malawi, Philippines, South Africa and Uganda, their regional partners, local innovators, governments and global health organizations and SIHI partners such as Ahimsa Fund, the Mérieux Foundation, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, TDR, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, UNAIDS, and the World Health Organization. 


The workshop will occur on 27-28 May 2020 at Les Pensières Center for Global Health in Annecy, France and will be co-organized by TDR and SIHI partners. Participants will have an opportunity to showcase their work and social impact. 


Know more information about Les Pensières, please visit: https://www.lespensieres.org/en/

 

How to apply


Short applications, using the form click here, should be sent to Joseph Tucker jdtucker@med.unc.edu and Noel Juban nrjuban@up.edu.ph by the 02 March 2020. Applicants will be notified in March 2020. 


Note that selected organizations are expected to support their travel and 270 euros for the costs of accommodation and meals. Due to space limitation, not all applications will be accepted for this occasion. However, collaboration can be further explored with all applicants. As per WHO rules and standard procedures, over the four last years organization entity must not have been engaged or had any association or relationship with the tobacco and arms industry. 


For more information on SIHI please visit: https://socialinnovationinhealth.org/ & https://www.who.int/tdr/research/social-innovation/en/

JOIN US FOR THIS WORKSHOP!

 Contact Joe Tucker (jdtucker@med.unc.edu) and Noel Juban ( nrjuban@up.edu.ph ) for more details.

This event is sponsored by SIHITDR and Sida with the support of the Mérieux Foundation and Les Pensières.