The UN Joint SDG Fund programmes under the direction of UN Kenya and UN Namibia, in partnership with UN agencies and multilateral stakeholders in government, NGOs, and corporations, are spearheading transformative initiatives in Kenya and Namibia to address critical issues related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) and social protection. Here's a closer look at the innovative projects that aim to make a lasting impact on the lives of the people in these regions.
Kenya's Development Impact Bond for ASRH
In a monumental collaboration spearheaded by a consortium comprising UNFPA, UNAIDS, WHO, and the SDG Partnership Platform, alongside the UN Kenya Resident Coordinator, the Government of Kenya, global non-profit organization Triggerise, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, Kenya has witnessed the launch of a groundbreaking Development Impact Bond (DIB).
This innovative DIB is dedicated to addressing the crucial issue of adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) and is being implemented through Triggerise's pioneering Tiko platform. Leveraging the power of mobile technology, the Tiko platform serves as a digital gateway connecting adolescents with nearby public and private facilities that offer free ASRH services.
The Tiko ecosystem is a dynamic network comprising health clinics, pharmacies, virtual channels, community-based organizations, and dedicated health workers. It empowers youth to take charge of their health by providing them with access to comprehensive information and services related to sexual and reproductive health. Through this digital platform, Triggerise is revolutionizing the landscape of ASRH interventions, enabling real-time tracking of expenditures and continuous assessment of impact through data-driven insights and daily reports.
This groundbreaking initiative represents a significant step forward in advancing the health and well-being of adolescents in Kenya. By harnessing the potential of digital innovation and fostering multi-stakeholder partnerships, the DIB for ASRH holds the promise of creating lasting positive change in the lives of young people across the country.