Overview of actors

Fondation Botnar

Fondation Botnar is a Swiss philanthropic foundation working to improve the health and wellbeing of young people living in cities around the world.

Advocating for the inclusion of youth voices and the equitable use of AI and digital technology, Fondation Botnar invests in and supports innovative programs and research, and brings together actors from across sectors to create dialogue and partnerships.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Good Health and Well-being
Quality Education
Sustainable Cities and Communities

How we work

We invest in the ideas that are making a difference, bring together communities and kickstart dialogue, backed up by monitoring and evaluation to ensure we’re having the most meaningful impact.

... and why

Our cities are changing. Rapid urbanisation often comes with a number of threats to young people’s wellbeing, such as unsafe infrastructure, inadequate services, violence and injury. At Fondation Botnar, our goal is to transform cities by creating inclusive urban environments and systems that are truly fit and ready to support the health and wellbeing of the young people who live in them through the transformational power of AI and digital technology.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

No particular focus (few employees)

We are working at the forefront of innovations in human and social development and offer an environment where entrepreneurial thinking, innovation, collaboration and team spirit are highly valued.

Opportunities offered

Internships for students no
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions yes
Consultancy opportunities no
See current vacancies on cinfoPoste

Type of organisation

Private sector company / foundation

Field(s) of activity

Development Cooperation


Basel, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and Northern Africa
South/East Asia and Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Between 20 and 50

Outside Switzerland:

Learn more

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