The Humanitarian Innovation Fund supports organisations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance.


NEW videos: next steps on the Journey to Scale

Follow Field Ready, Translators without Borders and Panzi Foundation as they continue to scale their humanitarian innovations. Catch up on their progress in three new video blogs...

A new era for Elrha

We are delighted to announce that as of Today, 1 May 2018, Elrha is an independent charity and legal organisation in its own right.   

Systems change in practice: learning from the Start Network’s Drought Financing Facility

The Start Network’s Drought Financing Facility project sought to revolutionise the way the humanitarian system responds to major droughts. Our Outreach and Engagement Adviser Ian McClelland finds out about the challenges they’ve faced and what they've learned in the process.


A summary of our early-stage grant work

University of California Davis give us a summary of their ESI project, through which they developed a system capable of capturing images of metal targets buried up to 25cm in sand, and were able to construct images of the buried targets.

The devil is in the details

Basic Water Needs have begun field testing the first prototypes of their Tulip FLOW Siphon household water filter, with both urban and rural households, in three different continents.

Early stage prototyping: consent and data minimisation for those affected by humanitarian crisis

Oxfam and IF are exploring ideas about how and when to record personal data, get meaningful consent, and minimise the collection and use of information about vulnerable people affected by humanitarian crises


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