In this edition of the Friday Download we have so many voices to share and we love to highlight the amazing work of our grantees. Let’s get to it!
💉 Get your Vaccine Data Co-Lab applications in
If you are thinking of applying to the Vaccine Data Co-Lab, then you need to get a wriggle on because the deadline is on Monday 14th. We’re already delighted with the response so far and we look forward to those final applications. If you know someone who would fit the bill or if you want to apply with your organisation, check out all of the information and FAQs we have prepared.
⭐ Who recognised one of our RHS grantee founders?
The WHO, that’s who. We’re delighted to share that Wheels for Life founder Dr Jemimah Kariuki received the World Health Organisation's Director General’s Award. You can read more about Dr Kariuki in our Wheels for Life profile here where she discusses how she got started and her vision for the future.
🌍 Celebrating Africa Day on CNBC Africa
LPLS grantee GIVO was featured recently on CNBC Africa as part of the Africa Day show. Watch here and you will find them around 15 minutes into the segment. Find out more about GIVO and how it really does make a difference when it puts Garbage In to get Value Out.
🛠 Should we buy something new or fix older items?
The right to repair debate continues around the items we know and love. Check out this BBC show in the ‘Dare to Repair’ series which spotlights the Ugandan LPLS social enterprise, Biogenics.
🎧 Now hear this
Are you tuning in to the Innovation Action podcasts? If not then you’re missing out! Hear the voices of our grantees CIST Africa and Safe Motherhood Alliance on how they leveraged the properties of naturally available materials to address challenges related to maternal healthcare and sanitation in Zambia and Kenya. Listen here.
That’s a wrap for this edition of the Friday Download. If you know someone who would like to follow our updates, why not send them our Medium and Twitter links? We’re always sharing the latest news and updates from our grantees and beyond.
Have a great weekend!
COVIDaction Team x
COVIDaction is building a technology and innovation pipeline for the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme is funded by UK Aid.