How Can We Enable and Foster Human Innovation? 

We are the Global Humanitarian Lab (GHL) a partnership of leading humanitarian organisations working to make, incubate, and accelerate innovative solutions that address common problems of affected populations and humanitarian community.  

We are a network of networks, a node connected to networks of people and communities, partnerships as well as big and small institutions from the public and private sector, all aiming at fostering innovation in the humanitarian sector, and empowering affected communities. We leverage local and global capacity to create participatory innovation and find solutions using collaborative approaches.

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Blog: This is our page to highlight happenings, events, and stories. Great things are happening in the ideation, design and delivery of humanitarian solutions. Our team and partners will share events and happenings of our journey to keep you updated from the GHL partnership...

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Challenges: Humanitarian innovation can transform the lives of people affected by conflict, complex emergencies and natural disasters. We work in collaboration with entrepreneurial refugees, and humanitarian partners to ensure the challenges and the solutions come from the bottom up. Participation drives our challenges to progress.

 

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How do we inspire makers and solutioneers out of those who need humanitarian aid? The aim of the collective is to get innovation tools and technology in to the hands of those who can design the best solutions. We do this with the global fab lab & maker movements and by taking fab labs to the people. Collaboration is key to long term success.

 
 
The Global Humanitarian Lab is a multi-stakeholder innovation lab to develop humanitarian solutions for and with the affected populations. It is a partnership of leading humanitarian organisations, public-and private-sector entities, networks, as well as the global crowd.

The Global Humanitarian Lab acts both as an incubator to develop ideas into solutions and an accelerator to scale solutions for the humanitarian sector.

The Global Humanitarian Lab aims at empowering both the humanitarian actors as well as the affected communities to develop adapted solutions for their respective needs.