The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given Innovation Norway the mandate to manage NOK 30 million to humanitarian innovation and preparedness initiatives in 2017. Innovation Norway administers the grant and will open for submission of proposals mid September. The goal of the scheme is to stimulate innovation projects and strengthen humanitarian emergency preparedness with focus on supporting the Sustainable Development Goals.
UNOPS has just launched the 2016 annual statistical report on United Nations Procurement. The report provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the United Nations system in support of its operations around the world. The report can be downloaded below.
In the first week of June, the Innovation Norway Global Growth program focusing on the humanitarian and development market visited Nairobi, Kenya. The goal of the fieldtrip was to gain a deeper understanding of peoples’ needs and to get an idea of how innovation should be organized in the challenging humanitarian- and development market.