ACCELERATING HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION
THE GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN LAB IS A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP BRINGING TOGETHER AFFECTED COMMUNITIES, HUMANITARIANS, THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS WITH THE GOAL OF WORKING ON COMMON CHALLENGES TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND IMPACT THROUGH BOTTOM-UP INNOVATION
The world is witnessing extraordinary humanitarian situations affecting millions of people. The humanitarian sector is expected to address prolonged displacement, fill gaps in social safety nets, promote preparedness, cope with urban violence, and face climate-driven crises. While needs are skyrocketing resources to address them are not, creating significant shortfalls.
There are innovative ideas emerging to solve these problems especially in the fields of big-data, digital fabrication, education, energy, health, robotics, sanitation, shelter and water. However, without global collaboration, across numerous sectors and partners, the potential impact of these ideas is lost: stuck in development, unfunded, or duplicated unknowingly across organisations, wasting resources and time.