A global organisation that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation..
Our purpose is clear: we work in partnership with a global community of humanitarian actors, researchers and innovators to improve the quality of humanitarian action and deliver better outcomes for people affected by crises.
We empower the humanitarian community. Find out how we can support you...


Here you can find out about our work supporting the humanitarian sector to respond to the challenges of COVID-19, including the latest learning and updates from our rapid research studies.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

We identify the most pressing humanitarian challenges in WASH and design innovation challenges to find and support the right solutions.

Gender-Based Violence (GBV)

Gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian settings is a life-threatening issue. It undermines dignity, causes pain, and is a threat to equality and development around the globe. We are exploring potential solutions to address humanitarian GBV through both our research and innovation programmes.


To us, scale means building on demonstrated successes in humanitarian innovation. It means ensuring that solutions reach their maximum potential, they have the greatest possible impact, and they lead to widespread change.

Locally-led Innovation

Find out all about our Humanitarian Innovation Fund's focus on locally-led innovation.

Inclusion Of People With Disabilities And Older People

Our newest area of work will explore the barriers to and support opportunities for the inclusion of older people and people with disabilities in humanitarian response.

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