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

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.
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Researchers and innovators

Together we: develop new approaches to big humanitarian challenges.

Investors in research and innovation including governments, donors and private sector actors

Together we: support strategic and coordinated investment approaches.

Peers in the humanitarian research and innovation community

Together we: share learning, address collective problems, improve research and innovation practices, and build effective collaborative approaches to the most urgent humanitarian challenges.

Humanitarian actors at global, regional and national levels

Together we: understand priorities and needs and build partnerships for research and innovation programmes, focusing on the adoption and scaling of evidence and innovative solutions.

There have long been imbalances in power and privilege that have hindered a truly inclusive and equitable community. We and others must do more to recognise and address this. We must work together to bring about a truly diverse, equitable and effective system of research and innovation for the benefit of people affected by crises.

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