Project Blog

Extending Early Warnings to Linguistically Marginalized Populations


In a work for the World Meteorological Organization, M. Golnaraghi [1] stated that “it is crucial that warning messages are clear, consistent and include risk information, designed with consideration for…

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Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Knowledge Base


Thanks to the support of the Elrha Humanitarian Innovation Fund – CAWST is developing the next phase of its HWTS Knowledge Base, a web-based knowledge and technical support hub on…

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Why choose Mali as the site to test the concept?


The community based approach to the mapping, modelling and monitoring of endangered heritage sites needs to be grounded in the real issues faced by remote or isolated communities, if they…

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The Hidden Incentives: The Journey Has Begun!

So, the journey has begun! Save the Children UK and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have successfully secured funding from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund to develop our…

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Final Q&A: Reflections on a Micro-insurance Project


Interview with Ronak Patel, Stanford University “Our greatest achievement is breaking the myth of feasibility, once you break the myth that selling insurance to this target population is not viable,…

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Building trust through accountability


Receiving feedback from communities that organisations like Oxfam work with is an essential pillar of ensuring our work is responsive and accountable in humanitarian crises. The humanitarian informal feedback project…

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Heritage stewardship – its place in the humanitarian landscape


The dilemma about humanitarian priorities is often posed in a stark manner: surely humanitarians’ number one priority is saving lives? Don’t lives matter more than buildings? Heritage is about more…

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Innovating in Complexity — 4 Principles for Innovators


In late 2015 the HIF approached us to explore collaborations between gender-based violence (GBV) practitioners and innovation experts. At Mensch, we specialise in innovation in highly complex frontier and emerging…

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Turning Challenges into Opportunities: Insurance for Informal Sector

Challenges are often accompanied by alternative opportunities that need exploration. This blog showcases the process oriented exploration of various alternatives which ultimately led to successful completion of a crucial objective…

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From Retrospective Detective to Fast-Tracked Feedback


Oxfam is currently wrapping up an evaluation of a 6-month pilot launched in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, which uses mobile devices to responsibly capture qualitative feedback received informally during…

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