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The Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation is comprised of governmental actors, knowledge institutes, academia, businesses, and humanitarian organizations in the Netherlands who develop and scale innovative solutions to increase the impact and reduce the costs of humanitarian action.

Affected communities and their needs as well as the needs of humanitarian organizations providing emergency action are at the centre of the coalition’s activities. The Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation follows a win-win-win strategy to pursue and achieve results on three levels; a benefit for affected communities in disasters, benefits for the partners of the Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation, and benefits for the humanitarian sector.

The Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation is a dynamic movement that leverages the power of resources, expertise and capabilities in the Netherlands to support humanitarian innovation with a global impact. The Coalition is recognized and acknowledged as the driving force in the Netherlands for effective humanitarian innovation.

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Optimus by WFP is the winner of the DCHI Jury Award!

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Optimus by WFP is the winner of the DCHI Jury Award!

We are proud to announce that the winner of the DCHI Jury Award for Best Humanitarian Innovation 2018 is the Optimus tool developed by the World FoodRead more

DCHI Annual Event 2018 – Opening Up for Innovation

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DCHI Annual Event 2018 – Opening Up for Innovation

Opening-Up: growing by working together. That was the theme of the DCHI Annual Event 2018. The 2nd of October saw over 150 people from different… Read more

The winner of the DCHI Public Award: Can’t Wait to Learn

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The winner of the DCHI Public Award: Can’t Wait to Learn

We’re proud to announce that the winner of the DCHI Public Award for Best Humanitarian Innovation is the Can’t Wait to Learn project by War Child… Read more

Our projects

SeventyTwo

SeventyTwo

UNICEF international, UNICEF Netherlands, Humanity X and the Centre for Innovation of the University of Leiden developed a rapid prototype to put information about affected areas into the hands of humanitarian decision makers in a clear, accessible and clustered manner in order to further their decision-making process in the first 72 hours of response.

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Nomads

Nomads

Refugees have a need to make well-informed decisions based on reliable information. However, little up to date information is available, and the information which is there, is often not trusted. Nomads will design a ‘crowd-sourced information platform’ where people and trusted entities (including refugees and institutions that support them) can add, retrieve, and rate personal experiences. Masdar, the first version of Nomads, will be rolled out in Athens.

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