To empower humanitarian organisations DCHI hosts and facilitates Humanitarian Accelerator Programmes for its coalition. The process of scaling from ideation to pilot, from the challenge brief to enagement workshops.
A proven three-step model WANT – FIND – GET
DCHI’s innovation experts ensure the process followed in the Humanitarian Accelerator Programmes will finally frame the discussion around the potential for innovation of the specific projects. Using the Open Innovation and Design Thinking guidelines, these programmes are awarded specifically for their innovative quality, their potential impact and sustainability, their consortium, and the considerations given to the project management. Therefore this model based on the ‘want find get manage’ (WFGM) model, is applicable to organisations and companies of all sizes and industries, and has already been examined and documented in past research. For DCHI ant it’s actors it is being used as the foundation and will be modified and expanded with additional detail and other models.
Living with Floods
DCHI and The Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) invite businesses of all sizes in the private sector, knowledge institutes & (local) government organisations to join forces on this challenge: Manage serious water risk and living with floods (in Mozambique). Following the principles of Open Innovation it aims to create significant impact for the communities in Mozambique, but only if we partner up and take action together.
Safety & Protection
If people affected by crisis are provided with food and medical aid, but remain unsafe from conflict, something vital is missing from an adequate humanitarian response. To better address the current issues around safety and protection which crisis affected populations and humanitarian staff are facing, the opportunities provided by new technologies and innovation, need to be explored.
FACING A DIFFERENT CHALLENGE To some extent, every humanitarian organisation is unique in its objectives and modus operandi. This means that our Humanitarian Accelerator Programmes have different uses for different organisations. For Save the Children Netherlands, this meant that they were not (yet) in need of external partners to face the modern and clean energy challenge. Stijn Koster and Janna de Jong, both Humanitarian Programme Managers at Save the Children Netherlands, are instead concentrated on shaping Save the Children’s environmental sustainability and climate change strategy to be further mainstreamed in their advocacy,…Continue readingSave The Children
THE WOMEN EMPOWERMENT ROLE OF MODERN ENERGY When women are overloaded with tasks, they are deprived of the energy and time that is often needed for the empowerment of women. CARE recognised that access to modern energy can play a potentially women empowerment role as, for example, improved energy efficient stoves could save about 30 hours per week: time that could be used for income-generating activities, participation in meetings, and engagement in community decision-making. CARE joined our Access to Modern…Continue readingCARE & Satlatena
Clean Energy in Sudan In 2019, UNICEF participated in our first Access to Modern Energy accelerator programme. At the time, they had found a partner in Practical Action. Together, they worked to face the challenge of supplying communities in rural Sudan with solar power for the purpose of running an e-learning centre for children who…Continue readingUNICEF & UNDP