Shaping the future: Our strategy for research and innovation in humanitarian response.

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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2024: Innovations destigmatising menstrual hygiene management in emergencies

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Watch Now: Showcasing Innovations in Protection Sector Programming – HNPW 2024

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Five Takeaways from the Launch of our Global Insights Report

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Three considerations for effective case studies

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Join Us at Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks 2024

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AI for Humanitarians: Shaping Future Innovation Learning Journey 2024

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Can humanitarian research lead to change? A collection of case studies sharing successes and learnings

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Bridging the gap: Announcing R2HC’s Uptake and Impact Small Grants

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6 Innovations Using Data to Make Humanitarian Programming More Inclusive for Older People and People with Disabilities

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Six solutions for addressing humanitarian needs: Insights from our South and Central Asia Regional Roundtable

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How humanitarian innovation can change how we address GBV in emergencies

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Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Consultation Report

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Inspiring change: using digital tech to address gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian settings

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Regional launches: Solutions for addressing humanitarian needs – insights from regional consultations on the role of research and innovation

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Searching for a solution: Why we urgently need more research and innovation to tackle the water crisis

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5 Things We Learned from Evaluating the Impact of Research

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Evidence submission to the UK International Development White Paper

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Webinar series: New approaches to addressing gender-based violence in humanitarian settings

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West Asia and North Africa Regional Consultation Report

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From research to impact in the humanitarian sector: learning from R2HC case studies

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A Return on Investment and Value for Money Assessment Methodology for the Humanitarian Innovation Ecosystem

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The UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub (UKHIH) announces new director

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The solution lies at home – Empowering local communities for a sustainable humanitarian response

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Launch of the report “WASH in Humanitarian Crises: Setting the research agenda up to 2030”

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Shaping the future – our strategy for research and innovation in humanitarian response: 2023-2040

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Scientific evidence, policy change, and progress: tackling onchocerciasis and nodding syndrome in South Sudan

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Join the Funding Committee for the Humanitarian Innovation Fund

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We appoint two new trustees to our Board

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New funding opportunity for tech innovations addressing GBV within humanitarian settings

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New funding opportunity for adopting innovations in high severity settings

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Insights from a multi-level global consultation – what factors influence humanitarian research funding and research attention?

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Four takeaways from a panel discussion on the state of humanitarian research and innovation ecosystem

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Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises: an update on our plans for 2023

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Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises: new grants announcement

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The Journey to Scale: Are we progressing?

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Shifting the power: increasing Global South leadership within grants we fund (part two)

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Shifting the power in humanitarian research (part one)

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Thank you to our outgoing trustee Wendy Fenton

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Participation for Humanitarian Innovation

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World Water Day 2024: Water for Peace

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: spotlighting our work in advancing gender equity in humanitarian settings

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Evidence-based innovations and guidance relevant for Turkey and Syria earthquake acute crisis response

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More food insecurity crises are coming; how do we prevent them?

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Reflecting on a year of humanitarian research and innovation

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Launching Our Disability and Older Age Inclusion Innovation Catalogue

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Looking back and looking forward: a reflection on R2HC’s work in 2022 and plans for 2023

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The Double-edged Sword: How technology can provide new ways of responding to gender-based violence (GBV) but also creates new forms of harm

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New analysis highlights need to improve tracking of humanitarian research and innovation funding flows

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Solid waste disposal: identifying innovation opportunities for a wicked problem

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Going global: How to scale an innovation from local success to international impact

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Pakistan floods: innovations and guidance for the response

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Funding for research partnerships: Time to think bigger?

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Innovation: What does the State of the Humanitarian System report say?

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Five years on: investigating the needs of Rohingya refugees through five research studies

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Lessons from a pandemic: how researchers overcame the challenges of COVID-19

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New innovation funding for more inclusive humanitarian response

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Funding rapid research in a pandemic — what did the research tell us? PART TWO

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Funding rapid research in a pandemic — what did the research tell us? PART ONE

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The evidence grows, but does better humanitarian response follow?

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Five factors that make for successful research in a pandemic

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Answering ‘the million dollar question’: How do we ensure evidence on community needs and perceptions is used in humanitarian response?

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The Humanitarian Health Evidence Review: 2021 Update

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Responding to the need for non-communicable disease care for refugees (World Refugee Day - Part 2)

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Hear from 5 grantees striving for better health outcomes for refugees (World Refugee Day - Part 1)

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New report maps the evidence on health interventions in humanitarian settings

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New WASH report centres needs of people affected by crises

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The need for speed: insights into funding rapid research

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Innovation for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crises

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