Explica de qué se trata la “innovación”, por ej.: ¿es la idea y/o el modelo que utilizas para lograr tu misión, o tu comprensión sobre la población objetivo, etc.?
Our first plan is to dramatically scale a proven e-voucher program that reduces financial, transport, and informational constraints to dramatically increase skilled facility-based deliveries in rural Kenya and to evaluate its impact using a randomized study design. We also further innovate and test ways to overcome cultural and gender-based constraints to maternal health care by engaging traditional birth attendants and husbands, and to improve the quality of care by incentivizing community health workers.
In addition, we have developed a microinsurance product that is procured on an individual's phone to overcome the challenge of distributing microinsurance and health services. Individuals who register, get a sequestered "wallet" in their phones in which they can save little by little as they accumulate enough funds, which automatically convert to premium when the set threshold is reached.
Describe cómo se diferencia tu modelo de innovación en el campo, respecto al de cualquier otra organización.
Our e voucher program replaces conventional paper voucher subsidy programs and reduces administrative costs by almost 50% whilst increasing reach in an unprecedented way.
Our phone based Microinsurance plan enables anyone with a mobile phone and a mobile money account to subscribe and register for insurance; thereby significantly increasing access whilst lowering the affordability barrier by enabling individuals save little by little in a sequestered account.
¿Qué tipo de sistema operativo y factores internos de la organización hacen que tu innovación sea un éxito?
Over 90% of Kenyans have no access to health insurance or any formal health plan and over 90% of Kenyans have access to mobile phones. The Government has put in place a conducive environment that supports innovation by eliminating taxes on IT hardware.
Changamka is an innovative organization, where new ideas are encouraged and nurtured; and investments made to support new ideas.
¿Cómo te aseguras que innovas constantemente a la luz de (potenciales) desafíos externos, o cuál es tu plan de crecimiento?
Changamka invests heavily in research, monitoring and evaluation. Each of our projects has a research component to ensure that rigorous randomised evaluation is carried out and that results are fed back to ensure continuous improvement