Thirteen UNFPA country teams from across Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East took part in three workshops, where we looked at their piloted innovations and gave guidance on how they could expand their reach. Teams were working on diverse innovations, including training solutions for young social impact leaders, funding mechanisms to give mothers access to sexual and reproductive healthcare and improved delivery approaches to enhance maternal healthcare for vulnerable and marginalised groups.
In the workshops, the teams got a better understanding of what is required to take their innovations to scale. They developed detailed scaling strategies, with key takeaway “courses of action”, to realise the full potential of their innovations. They also gained practical tools and skills to refine future value propositions and mitigate potential obstacles, which will determine financial backing and the next phases of these innovations.
The UNFPA Innovation Unit and our Innovation Scaling Team plan to continue this collaboration to provide the teams with additional technical support to implement their scaling strategies.