Crisis Response Innovation Lab (CRIL)

Organisation: World Vision UK

Partners: Civic; Gray Dot Catalyst; Save the Children US; MSF; Tulane University; Oxfam; Relief International; and More than Shelters

Location: Jordan and Nepal

Type of grant: Core – invention

Status: Ongoing


WHAT IS THE HUMANITARIAN NEED?

The humanitarian innovation ecosystem is immature. Innovation often occurs within agencies, is rarely supported in the early days of a response, and is not scaled up or scaled out. This project will address the lack of a standardised process for innovation during an emergency response by embedding it as an activity during the response and providing a shared space that enables demand-led change at field level while the response is ongoing.

WHAT IS THE INNOVATIVE SOLUTION?

To develop a CRIL that will be a transformative catalyst that substantially improves humanitarian responses through

  1. the development and delivery of effective new products, processes, services and models;
  2. the creation of meaningful partnerships;
  3. the enhancement of evidence, learning and capacity building focused on innovation.

WHAT ARE THE EXPECTED OUTCOMES?

  • Increased humanitarian effectiveness through the development of more innovative products, services, and processes.
  • A CRIL that is ready to deploy during a level 3 response with services such as mentoring and funding access, events and training, marketplace of previous innovation successes, innovation resources and tools, evidence support, creative space focused on emergency innovation, and innovation surge capacity.

Elrha is hosted by Save the Children, a registered charity in England and Wales (213890) and Scotland (SC039570).

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