Humanitarian Innovation Makeathon @ImpactFest21

We’re excited and inspired by your insight and conversations! Thank you for empowering the innovator during the Makeathon at ImpactFest 2021.

For the past 5 years, DCHI has been empowering future humanitarian innovators. This year, in a time of great uncertainty, it is vital to celebrate the coalition’s successes as we look to the future. 

What could the next 5 years of innovation bring for humanitarian aid, as we prepare and educate ourselves for the future of humanitarian challenges and online matchmaking? Creating innovative solutions starts today by articulating the next humanitarian challenge and connecting future partners in this Makeathon.

Invitation to participate in DCHI’s upcoming Makeathon on 4 November 2021

The need for humanitarian aid increases and becomes more and more complex. The demand for impactful solutions to tackle humanitarian challenges has therefore never been greater. Innovation is needed to come up with new and better solutions, increase efficiency, and make effective use of available resources. 

To help tackle these challenges, DCHI wants to support solution providers and humanitarian professionals, to match supply and demand by using design thinking and making-methods.

What happens at The DCHI Humanitarian Innovation Makeathon? 

This Makeathon is the ultimate market- and makerplace where supply and demand converge into fit-for-purpose proposals. You will:

  • Work in structured sessions led by experts to guide you through the DCHI innovation stages
  • Co-create your perfect proposal
  • Experience the latest of design methodologies and learn about matchmaking

You will be matchmaking through multiple check-ins, feedback rounds, and networking intermezzos with: 

Solution Providers

Entrepreneurs and experts

We welcome academics, start-ups and SME’s, from WorldStartUp, Get in the Ring, the Hague Humanity Hub, policy makers or any global minded community to partner up. The event is open and free for every company that has a business in one of the main sectors of humanitarian action (water, health, shelter, logistics, etc.).

Challenge Owner

Action-oriented humanitarian professionals

Looking for ways to scale faster, connect better, improve skills and work with the end user in mind? Staff and champions from NGOs and NPOs, big or small, involved in humanitarian programming can join in.

Investors

Financial sponsors

Angel investors, foundations, public and private funders who are looking to level up the speed and quality of their proposals.

Students

Futuredriven minds

Diversity breeds innovation. Students interested in innovation methods, humanitarian aid and development, digital and data driven skills are invited to join!

Timeline

We are programming 3 meetups for you. The first 2 are similar and corresponding. In the final meetup you can experience the outcome of the first 2.

10:00 – 11:30 | Matchmaking | Makeathon 

Participants get familiar with the humanitarian challenges and through fast-paced and immersing interactions new potential solutions are co-created. And necessary resources and expertise are  explored, developed, and matched through proposals for investments. 

13:30 – 15:00 | Matchmaking | Makeathon 

Participants get familiar with the humanitarian challenges and through fast-paced and immersing interactions new potential solutions are co-created. And necessary resources and expertise are  explored, developed, and matched through proposals for investments. 

15:30 – 17:00 | Expo & Networking | Makeathon  

Experience the output and results of the Makeathon Meetups. A real-time, interactive, and innovative approach to problem solving. DCHI’s five years of humanitarian ambition and impact will be presented in meaningful learnings on the wall of innovations. You can review solutions offered and challenges proposed. It’s a preview for digital matchmaking for future-proof funding proposals. 

How to enter?  

We host a wide coalition, it promotes innovation and creativity. In order to join the Makeathon, register on this page. The matchmaking form below asks for a short resume and a few questions. After that, you will get a promocode to use for your ImpactFest ticket. The DCHI Makeathon takes place at the Fokker Terminal in The Hague, during ImpactFest on November 4, your promocode gives access to its full programme.  The first matchmaking runs in the morning, before the opening address of ImpactFest 2021.

Please note that the Makeathon is programmed in the ‘Kantine’ meeting room. The room is located at the first floor and can only be reached by stairs.  There is enough room during the makeathon to keep a distance and it has sufficient ventilation.  A ‘Digital Corona Certificate’ (Corona Toegangsbewijs) is needed to gain access to the Fokker Terminal.

Where does the event take place? 

The DCHI Makeathon takes place at the Fokker Terminal in The Hague, during ImpactFest on November 4, your promocode gives access to its full programme.  The first matchmaking runs in the morning, before the opening address of ImpactFest 2021.

The Makeathon is a joint effort

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