The Innovation Accelerator (iAccelerator) is a mentorship driven acceleration programme, supporting young entrepreneurs with seed funding, training and skills development to generate innovative solutions in response to challenges related to sexual and reproductive health, sexuality education, family planning, maternal health and other population development issues.

Implemented by Imbuto Foundation in partnership with UNFPA, the Ministry of Youth and KOICA, iAccelerator is an initiative and model initially launched in December 2016, aiming at exploring new and engaging ways to tackle pressing population challenges in the region while promoting social entrepreneurship among young people.

The iAccelerator seeks to generate innovative, youth-led solutions for youth in Rwanda, to have increased utilization of health services and adopt healthy and safe attitudes and behaviours.

Learn about our phase I top 4 Innovators

Tubiganire Tv Show

TUBIGANIRE TV SHOW is a TV show that aims at stimulating Rwandan parents to have open/genuine sexual reproductive health-related conversations with their children in their homes.

The whole point of this show is to help our Rwandan society get over “the sexual talk taboo” that has always been the root cause for most of the issues Rwandan teenagers face.

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Team Umbrella

Umbrella is a digital platform that will empower and educate young girls and women to make informed and smart decisions about their sexual reproductive health.

This platform will be available through USSD and mobile application. Its main features will be a menstrual cycle tracking system and a pregnancy mode.

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Tantine App

Literally means ‘little aunties’, is a set of platforms designed by two medical students of the University of Rwanda. Culturally reproductive health education was assumed by Aunties.

With the current family relationships and busy families, no one is now suitable and available to mentor teens on reproductive health.

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Girl District Team

The conversation and accessibility of information around Sex Education in Rwanda is still very weak. Girl District dedicates itself to instructing young women and men around the topics of Sexual Education using comic books written by Girls and For Girls, A mentorship center as well as community training.

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