As part of our vision for a humanitarian system that is capable of innovating and adapting to meet the needs of today and tomorrow, we are committed to strengthening the innovation capacity of NGOs and developing ideas from around the world.
The Asia-Pacific region is home to 40% of natural disasters and 84% of people affected by natural disasters worldwide. With growing challenges posed by the intensity and scale of disasters in Asia, a corresponding shortfall in funding across the humanitarian sector, and a system-wide acknowledgement of the need to place affected populations at the centre of humanitarian programming, NGOs must look for new and innovative ways to increase their efficiency and effectiveness.
With the support of the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) and in partnership with the Asia Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN), we will be hosting an innovation capacity-building workshop for up to nine partnerships working in the Asia and Pacific region.
Subsequent to the workshop, up to five seed funding grants will be available to groups participating in the workshop to continue the development of their partnership and ideas, and any innovations that are sufficiently developed will be invited to apply for funding of up to £50,000.
This call is now closed.