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Based on the Humanitarian Innovation Fund’s 2020 Gap Analysis on inclusion of older people and people with disabilities, this catalogue profiles innovations that have sought to address some of the gaps identified. The report also provides evidence of the experiences and barriers to inclusion that older people and people with disabilities face across a range of humanitarian themes and contexts. 

The themes in which we’ve funded innovation challenges in include: 

  • Meaningful Participation and Localisation 
  • Inclusive Preparedness 
  • Data-driven Inclusion 
  • Improving Accessibility 
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) 
  • Gender-based Violence

The case studies present a range of unique innovations across these themes, from filmmakers amplifying the voices of older aged people and people with disabilities affected natural disasters, to affordable wheelchairs designed with emergency settings in mind, and dignified and adaptable WASH facilities for menstrual health management.

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