About Innovations for Development (I4DEV)
We are a grass-root organization working to champion innovations that will solve our society’s most intractable health and education challenges. We facilitate social development through innovations, systems strengthening, and building a critical mass of home-grown innovators that are committed to champion tested innovations to develop their communities. Our work allows the most vulnerable young person, women and men to attain the highest possible level of sexual and reproductive health, addresses challenges associated with HIV and maternal newborn and child health conditions. We advocate for gender-sensitive and inclusive policies environment at all levels that can work to establish a gender justice society.
Our Approach to Development
We use evidence and research to identify the most vulnerable people. We strengthen existing systems and structures to intervene. We identify and build the capacity of communities’ innovators to actively participate in creating the desired change. We collaborate with advocates, policymakers and activists to champion improved policy regimes. We creatively and actively innovate to advance Reproductive Health Rights and Contraception use; intervene on Maternal Newborn and Child Health challenges, and reduce STI & HIV/AIDS and stigma. We also use Social Behavioral Change techniques to sustain desired Behaviors. We promote the active participation of girls/boys, women, and men in the implementation of the tested innovations to reduce Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in order to achieve Gender Justice.
“ We envision a society where all people attain the highest possible level of health and education.”
“ To promote and defend the Reproductive Health and Education Rights of current and future generations of Ugandans.”
I4DEV is guided by the following organizational values
- Respecting, protecting, and fulfilling Human Rights.
- Enhancing Gender Equality.
- Empowering Vulnerable Populations.
- Ensuring that data and evidence are used to inform policies and programs to improve lives.
- Adhering to legal, ethical, and prudent operational and risk management practices in the performance of all activities.