Coalition – October 4th, 2018
The Humanitarian Action Challenge aims to stimulate cooperation between business (including start-ups) and NGOs in order to develop innovative technological solutions for peace, justice, and humanitarian action. On 4 September 2018, the winners of the challenge are announced.
The challenge consists of 3 specific and separate challenges, each with a challenge owner: Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation (DCHI), World Food Programme (WFP) and International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The international jury consisting of David Ott, representing DCHI, Lena Hohfeld together with Angie Lee representing World Food Programme, Robert Trigwell together with Rizki Muhammad, representing IOM and representatives from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Next Web, assessed the proposals last week and reached a consensus together.
How might we empower those affected by humanitarian crisis in the design of innovative humanitarian solutions, thereby tapping into the great human potential available and increasing the overall impact and effectiveness of humanitarian aid?
How can WFP make better use of the vast amount of unstructured data to understand the needs of hungry people in the world?
How can enhanced needs mapping and analysis help to improve capacity and resource planning in providing assistance to displaced populations and migrants?
We congratulate all winners and DCHI looks forward to collaborating further!