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, mental health and other population development issues.

Implemented by Imbuto Foundation in partnership with MYCULTURE, UNFPA 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 IV top 4 Innovators

Bohoka App

This is a Web/Mobile Application aimed at providing mental health services, by connecting its users to a Mental Health expert who will provide reliable information, creating a safe space for people to ask questions, seek support and have open conversations on Mental Health. This application will also have games that will help individuals with Mental Health issues, as a way to combat isolation associated with Mental Health.

JoCare – Online/Mobile Platform

This is a friendly, educational Web App platform that will allow young people, including those with disabilities, to discuss sexual reproductive health information through the use of friendly, educational innovative tools like JoCare Learn Board, Girls’ calculators, Games, blog, YouTube videos through a web application and mobile application.

Tele-Mental Health Application

This is a mental health innovation that will be integrated into the universal health coverage system in Rwanda; giving every citizen access to affordable Mental Health education and services they need. A web & mobile application will connect patients to mental health professionals, pharmaceuticals, and companies offering alternative methods to help alleviate symptoms of mental health disorders.

Urungano Best Friend Book

This is a storyboard book that will provide reliable information on sexual and reproductive health & rights, through a Podcasted storyboard book which provides SRHR information through played podcasted stories and written articles, as well as videos produced with sign language that will be designed for people with hearing and speaking impairment. This project will also have an online available on their website and android application, where young people will be given a chance to consult with a medical professional.