Mérieux Foundation co-organized event

SIHI Week: creating an enabling environment for social innovation in health research and partnerships

September 20 - 22, 2021 - Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)


Objectives of the hubs network

  • to build capacity for cross-partner collaborations within the SIHI network and co-design ideas for regional and global collaboration,
  • to introduce social innovation to the new partners and finalize hub and;
  • to share lessons learnt and tools

Objectives of the partners meeting

  • To better understand the value of social innovations in health and the need for research to sustain these and scale up their impact,
  • To discuss the role of foundations and of the private sector in creating an enabling environment for social innovations to thrive in the Global South,
  • To explore innovative partnerships between global health actors, SIHI country hubs and other research institutions, governments, foundations, the private sector, and other stakeholders

Objectives of social innovation monitoring & evaluation

  • To review exceptional submissions to the social innovation open call and systematic review,
  • To harmonize data into a research checklist and M&E framework on social innovation in health and;
  • To identify research priorities related to social innovation in health measurement


Marianne Gojon-Gerbelot

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