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‘The Pitch’, Season 2 – Funding innovations in KM in family planning

By 13/05/2022

Join Knowledge SUCCESS for ‘The Pitch Week May 17–19, 2022’
A global competition to fund innovations in KM for family planning programmes

The Pitch is a global competition run by Knowledge SUCCESS that places stakeholders in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia at the centre of designing and implementing knowledge management (KM) innovations for family planning (FP) programmes. Out of a pool of over 80 applications, 10 semi-finalists have been selected to pitch their innovative ideas to a panel of judges who ultimately award US$50,000 to the winning organizations to fund their idea.

Season 2 of The Pitch is currently underway. Register for The Pitch watch parties to find out who will win during The Pitch Week (May 17–19)!

Asia Watch Party – May 17

The Pitch Week will begin on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 7:00am EDT with The Pitch Season 2 Asia Watch Party. The semi-finalists for The Pitch Season 2 Asia competition include:

  • The Blind Youth Association Nepal
  • Digital Broadcast Initiative Equal Access
  • Population Foundation of India
  • RedOrange Media and Communications
  • Visible Impact

Please join Knowledge SUCCESS and colleagues from around the world to cheer on the semi-finalists and see which innovations the judges decide to fund. Register for the event and watch the trailer for a sneak peek into the episode here.

Africa Watch Party – May 18

The Pitch Season 2 KM Champion Innovators from Africa will be announced during the Africa Watch Party (with French captions) on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 9:00am EDT. Join the watch party to cheer on the following semi-finalist organizations as they pitch their game-changing KM innovations for FP programs:

  • Tanzania Ministry of Health in collaboration with Engender Health
  • Projet Jeune Leader
  • RitiGreat Foundation
  • Save The Children Kenya
  • Strong Enough Girls Empowerment Initiative

Who will win? Access the trailer for a snapshot of the proposed innovations and register for the watch party.

Wrap-up webinar, featuring Season 1 Champions

The Pitch Week will wrap up with a webinar, co-hosted by the WHO/IBP Network and Knowledge SUCCESS, on Thursday, May 19 at 7:00am EDT featuring the Season 1 Pitch KM Champion Innovators:

  • Stand with a Girl Initiative, Nigeria
  • White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, Malawi
  • Safe Delivery Safe Mother, Pakistan
  • Jhpiego, India

Since participating in The Pitch, these KM Champion Innovators have secured additional funding for their work and won accolades from their national governments. Hear what KM innovations they implemented and what they learned throughout the process in this interactive webinar. We hope you leave inspired to implement KM innovations of your own to strengthen FP programs. Register for the webinar here.

We look forward to your participation in the first-ever Pitch Week – highlighting innovations in knowledge management for family planning programs.

See you next week!