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.
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 solve pressing humanitarian needs.
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.
Leaving behind the project-based work and funding driven approaches Sandra Jaipal (Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation) and Michel Becks (Netherlands Red Cross) are prototyping humanitarian aid and development. We recorded their encounters as they WANT to tackle the challenge on how to best help vulnerable people to anticipate on, and minimise the impact of floods…Continue readingInnovation in Humanitarian work as an opportunity: filming a documentary on the proven WANT, FIND, GET model
Last month the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) reached out to find partners from private sector actors, knowledge institutes and governmental organizations for its Living with Floods Challenge. Together with DCHI the NLRC believes they can make a significant impact and help the vulnerable people most at risk to anticipate on, and minimize the impact of…Continue readingLiving with floods: Join us for the next Phase
Our Access to Modern Energy Programme has moved to the exciting phase where we need your help! All of our participating organisations have been working hard to articulate the specific challenge they wish to tackle around humanitarian energy, and are now seeking solution partners, energy experts and investors. All the challenges have been published on Source2Gather…Continue readingHumanitarian Energy Challenges: Call for collaboration