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Earlier this year we commissioned Gray Dot Catalyst (Ian Gray, along with Joseph Guay of The Policy Lab) to help us produce the first-ever ‘field guide’ for innovation management in…

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Graham Saunders


It is with deep sadness that we heard the tragic news that Graham Saunders passed away earlier this week. As our founding Grants Panel Chair, Graham worked with the Humanitarian Innovation Fund from…

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Thanks to Outgoing HIF Board Member

Our sincere thanks goes to Magdalena Banasiak, Senior Innovation Adviser in DFID’s Research and Evidence Division and a departing member of our HIF Board. Over the past year, Magda has…

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25 November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women


Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions. At least one in three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime…

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Field Ready: Bringing the Power of Production and Innovation to Local People


Our HIF Innovation Adviser, Cecilie Hestbaek, reflects on the dilemmas, risks and potential of one the HIF’s largest grants: the aid agency start-up Field Ready. Imagine that an earthquake or…

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