The Humanitarian Innovation Fund supports organisations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance.
This report covers desired ‘breakthrough technologies’ for poorer nations, however are some suggestions too high tech to be practical
Humanitarian innovation processes are themselves incremental innovations to ideas traditionally used in the private sector. But rather than focusing on inventing or bettering a product, they’re used to improve emergency response times, assist with protracted crisis and post-conflict recovery...
There is a growing recognition that traditional humanitarian assistance models are often inefficient, unsustainable and lead to dependency. Creative solutions are needed and aid practitioners are beginning to explore new partnerships and the role of technology.