Dates and News

See below where you can meet WORTH, and what its history has been.

December 2018

Launch at COP24

We launched the WORTH Initiative.

December 2018
June 2019

Women Deliver

WORTH attended Women Deliver, Canada.

June 2019
August 2019

Round 1: Innovation Lab 1

Our very first Innovation Lab was conducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

August 2019
October 2019

Round 1: Innovation Lab 2

Our participants in round 1 finished the programme, and they presented amazing and innovative ideas.

October 2019
November 2019

Round 1: Application for Funds

The first round of participants could apply for the WORTH Initiative Fund to make their innovative ideas come to life.

November 2019
December 2019

Round 1: Fund Recipients 

Announcement of fund recipients at COP25.

Meet the Grantees here

December 2019
April 2020

Round 2: Innovation Lab 1 

Under normal circumstances, our participants would gather in Malaysia to be a part of the four day workshop. However, due to COVID-19, we had to rethink everything. The first lab of round two was therefore conducted online, and luckily the participants thought it was a huge success – and so did the WORTH team!

April 2020
June 2020

Round 2: Innovation Lab 2 

COVID-19 once again prevented us from conducting the workshop in Malaysia, so we conducted it online again instead. Even though it went really well, we are looking forward to gather in Malaysia again.

June 2020
July 2020

Round 2: Application for Funds

Participants from round 2 could apply for the WORTH Initiative Fund to make their innovative ideas come to life.

July 2020
August 2020

Round 2: Fund Recipients

Previously, we have annonced the fund recipients at COPs but due to COVID-19 COP26 was postponed and therefore that wasn’t even an option. We tried to celebrate them in different ways – head to our Twitter channel to see how! Or click here if you want to meet them right away.

August 2020
November 2020

Round 3: Innovation Lab 1

Due to COVID-19 this Lab was virtual as well – but as our participants, we at the WORTH Team also try to improve, tweak and be innovative to come up with the best solutions, so our virtual Lab Programme gets better and better.

November 2020
January 2021

Round 3: Innovation Lab 2

We continued online and the participants pitched amazing ideas for innovative solutions to address the interlinkages between SRHR and climate change!

January 2021
February 2021

Round 3: Application for Funds

It was time for the participants from round 3 to get the opportunity to receive funding for their project ideas.

February 2021
March 2021

Round 3: Fund Recipients

Do you want to know who received grants this round – and maybe get to read about their ideas? Go see for yourself by clicking here!

March 2021
November 2021

COP26

The organisations behind WORTH (ARROW and DFPA) are hosting a side-event at COP26 in Glasgow on the 8th of November. You are more than welcome to join! We would love to have a chat or grab a coffee with you. Head to our Twitter profile for more information (@WORTHInitiative) or click here.

November 2021

Our News

WORTH on Twitter

Follow the WORTH Initiative on Twitter for news and updates

The journey to innovation starts here

Apply for the programme through this site.

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