Humanitarian Accelerator Programmes

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. 

Humanitarian Challenge Accelerator

DCHI and Outside Inc. are coaching Human Aid Now on their challenge briefs. In their call for collaboration they invite businesses of all sizes in the private sector, knowledge institutes & (local) government organisations to join forces on their challenges on education and information sharing for grassroot voluteers. Following the Best Humanitarian Challenge Award Competition it claims to solve pressing humanitarian needs.  

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.   

Access to Modern Energy

Access to Modern Energy is increasingly recognized as an area of humanitarian concern. If communities affected by crises go without proper access to energy, it becomes impossible for them to meet the basic needs of life. Because humanitarian organisations do not adequately address access to energy in their programmes the energy transformation in humanitarian aid is still relatively new, and leaves many unknown aspects to be explored.

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.

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