Fund for Innovation and Transformation
The Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) is a program of the Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils (ICN) made possible through funding from Global Affairs Canada and administered by the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC).
FIT is designed to support Canadian small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs) testing innovative solutions that advance gender equality in the Global South. The program is open to civil society organizations, social enterprises, post-secondary institutions and the private sector.
CPAR and the Fund for Innovation and Transformation are working together to implement the the Remote Ultrasound Capacity Building for Antenatal Access project in Ethiopia. This pilot project will test a capacity building program that will increase access to obstetrical care in rural Ethiopia by bringing potentially life-saving antenatal ultrasound imaging, and associated diagnostic, preventative and therapeutic capacities, to pregnant women in remote areas of Ethiopia.