Virtual Marketplace: Living With Floods

On 21 January Rode Kruis Nederland and DCHI hosted the Living With Floods Virtual Market Place to hear from the 14 potential solution partners, as we enter the next phase of our accelerator. Marieke van Schaik, Director of the Netherlands Red Cross, kicked off our session with these inspiring words:

“Jointly we have generated many opportunities to fight floods in the future through the new connections we’ve made. Through using a local focus and applying open innovation principals, we’re proud to be engaged with a vibrant community of global and local actors to continue fighting floods.”

During the Marketplace the first episode of our documentary following the LWF team on prototyping the WANT, FIND, GET model to innovate humanitarian and development aid premiered! It’s now available to watch in full here!

Congratulations to everyone who pitched today! We’re looking forward to the next phase of our programme with this vibrant ecosystem, where we will be choosing 2 solution partners to pilot soon. Keep an eye on our socials for all our updates on Living with Floods.

The goal of the programme is to help vulnerable people create a safer community for themselves by their ability to anticipate and act to minimise the impact of floods. See all the information you need below!

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