Innovation

With the growing humanitarian needs and funding not sufficing, the humanitarian community needs to do more with less. We work to foster innovation in the humanitarian sector through public-private partnerships and collaborative co-creation, for better and more efficient solutions to global challenges.

We foster innovation in the humanitarian sector and work to ensure companies truely understand the needs of partners and beneficiaries. Photo from a  hackathon arranged in collaboration with UN...

We foster innovation in the humanitarian sector and work to ensure companies truely understand the needs of partners and beneficiaries. Photo from a hackathon arranged in collaboration with UN Women. F.l. Meryn Willets, Janny Kinende, Olivier Mutaka, Jonathan Kongolo, Ashley Stephenson, Andreas Papazidis, Alex Moltzau.

Foto: Julie Ryland/Innovation Norway

In recent years we have focused increasingly on piloting solutions in the field with our humanitarian partners in the UN and the Norwegian NGOs. This has provided humanitarian organisations with the opportunity to test new technology and its impact. Suppliers have been able to gain feedback on their offerings which has enabled them to develop better solutions to meet the needs of the humanitarian communtiy.

With our additional mandate on humanitarian innovation from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we will continue increase our efforts.

We are enabling innovation partnerships between humanitarian organisations and the private sector partners. The humanitarians have a deep understanding of the global challenges, and the private sector partners can assist with their skills to find suitable solutions. Read examples of innovation projects here.

Team Diwala at the UN Women and Innovation Norway hackathon 

                                                                                             FOTO: Julie Ryland/Innovation Norway

 

Together with partners in the humanitarian sector we are aiming to strenghten innovation capacity and the culture of open innovation, most recently with the launch of an innovation agreement with UN Women.

UN agencies and NGOs can apply for innovation funding. Get in touch underneath for further details.