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The Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation (DCHI), launched in 2016, brings together more than 300 actors: humanitarian organisations, research and educational institutes, businesses of all sizes and governmental bodies.
The coalition enables them to jointly find, develop and scale innovative solutions. We see ourselves as pioneers, a driving force behind innovation, entrepreneurship and partnerships. We aim to transform humanitarian action through innovation, to realise more economic and societal impact at a lower cost.
In the past decade the need for humanitarian aid has increased and has become more complex. Humanitarian organisations are challenged by the results of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or events which seriously disturbing public order. Innovation is necessary to fulfil this changed reality and to spend the available means and funding effectively. The focus and ability to apply, organise and execute innovation in the humanitarian action is insufficient. Because of fragmented knowledge and lack of R&D resources innovative best practices remain isolated and not disseminated. As a result innovative development and promising scaling solutions (and making profitable impact) lags behind. DCHI aims to improve the process and practice of emergency aid through innovation with public and private partners.
Innovation is change that unlocks new valueJamie Notter
We welcome and encourage parties to be part of the coalition. To join DCHI, a prospective member expresses support for DCHI’s narrative and objectives and guiding principles opting in ‘the join us form’. The coalition does not require a financial or legal obligation. Specific opportunities for partnerships in programmes, initiatives, courses, events or projects to become active will be discussed, selected and shared throughout the year.