Innovation at EdTech Hub

Supporting promising EdTech interventions to scale – and showing others how to do the same.

Surfacing and Connecting insights, places and ideas
Sandboxes: Supporting implementation and generating new evidence of what works
Surfacing and Connecting insights, places and ideas

We matchmake EdTech interventions with places that have identified a related challenge or opportunity. We use techniques like open innovation calls, and horizon scanning to systematically spot and connect places with future trends in education.

At all times our work commits to the problem, not the tech, and we know great ideas can come from anywhere.

Supporting implementation and generating new evidence of what works
We capture and codify evidence gathered across Sandboxes, in service of the global EdTech community. Our first portfolio of Sandboxes is focused on addressing the education challenges created by Covid-19 school closures. You can read more about each of the sandboxes we are currently operating below. All Sandbox learnings and findings are recorded by participants and published in real time.
SANDBOX 1: Uganda
Identifying the best radio model to deliver literacy instruction to out of school primary age children in Uganda πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬
SANDBOX 2: Pakistan
Testing online and offline EdTech to provide digital content to deaf learners in Pakistan πŸ‡΅πŸ‡°
SANDBOX 3: Lebanon
Using WhatsApp messaging to supplement learning packets for refugee children in Lebanon πŸ‡±πŸ‡§
SANDBOX 4: Kenya
Campaigning for Caregiver Engagement in Education in Kenya πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ
"Technical support was the real catalyst of our work. Funding is important but we needed so much more support than that, and a type of support your average NGO doesn’t have. A totally different way of working."
Payvand Seyedali
BRAC International

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