Building on the positive experiences from last year, the Humanitarian Innovation Platform* organized Humanitarian Innovation Day on May 23rd. The main topic of the day was scaling of innovative solutions through cross-sector partnerships.
In April, NOREPS and the Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva hosted a delegation for companies within the health sector. The aim of the mission was to get updated on current challenges and needs in the field, health priorities, and future developments, as well as cooperation between humanitarian organizations and the private sector on health issues.
Humanitarian organizations are operating in complex environments, and at the same time the growth in humanitarian funding is slowing down. There is a need to do more with less. Innovation Norway and The Humanitarian Innovation Platform hosted a breakfast seminar about the role of innovative partnerships and procurement in helping humanitarian agencies meet this challenge.