Humanitarian Innovation Day 2018


The Humanitarian Innovation Platform is a joint project undertaken by Norwegian Refugee Council, Norwegian Church Aid, Norwegian Red Cross and Save the Children Norway to promote and foster innovation in the humanitarian sector. The project is supported by Innovation Norway.


Oslo Oslo House Of Innovation, Skippergata 22 Deadline: 2018-05-18 14:00 Contact: Kalina-Sharp Bergersen Free 5/23/2018 9:00:00 AM 5/23/2018 3:00:00 PM Europe/Oslo Humanitarian Innovation Day 2018 Oslo House Of Innovation, Skippergata 22 Kalina-Sharp Bergersen Add to calendar

Building on our successful event last year, the Humanitarian Innovation Platform invites to the Humanitarian Innovation Day 2018 with the headline "Meeting humanitarian needs through scalable solutions and innovative partnerships".


How can the humanitarian sector better meet the increasing needs of those effected by crises against a backdrop of slower growth in humanitarian funding?

This year's event will focus on two timely and interlinked topics to address this challenge – scaling of innovative solutions and meeting humanitarian challenges through innovative partnerships, particularly between humanitarian organisations and commercial actors. 

International and domestic guest speakers from donors, commercial actors, academia and humanitarian organisations will join us to challenge our thinking about the future of the humanitarian sector, present tested solutions, and offer insights into humanitarian innovation.

Please join us to share your thoughts, learn something new and expand your network. Register in the form below.

The event will be in English.



830                  Registration and Coffee



Scaling Humanitarian Innovation


0900               Opening

Jennifer MacCann, Director, Response Innovation Lab.


0930                Welcome

                        Ida Sørbye, Global Innovation AdviserNorwegian Refugee Council


0935               Scaling Innovation in the Humanitarian Sector - Lessons from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund

Anna Skeels, Programme Manager,Humanitarian Innovation Fund


1005               Coffee break


1015               Showcasing Humanitarian Innovation


Ed-Tech for learning - preliminary experience from testing the Leap Learning Lab in Somalia

Sebastian Blomli; Senior Education AdviserSave the Children Norway


Blockchain technology – who really owns the data? Opportunities, ethics and challenges

Nathan Cooper,Senior Adviser Innovation And Partnerships,International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRC)

Open source remote sensing– lessons from the WASH sector

Alexander Klein, Information Management and Data Collection Advisor; & Håvard Aagesen, Web Content Manager, Norwegian Church Aid


Innovation funds – a driver for internal innovation?

Ida Sørbye, Global Innovation Advisor, Norwegian Refugee Council


1200                Lunch


1300                Stimulating and Facilitating Innovation in DFID (TBC)

                        Speaker TBC, Department of International Development, (DFID)


Partnering for Humanitarian Innovation


1330                Intellectual Property Rights in humanitarian innovation 

                        Felipe Aguilera-Børresen; Senior advisor; Innovation Norway


1350                Open Source - taking partnerships to the next level

                        Karoline Klever, Senior Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft Norway


1415                Panel discussion – Partnering for Humanitarian Innovation

                        Knut Lakså, Senior Manager, KPMG Norway

Bond Davis, Sales Manager, W.Giertsen

Jennifer MacCann, Director, Response Innovation Lab.

                        Representative, Humanitarian Agency (speaker TBC) 

1500                Mingling


1600                End


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