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Labs and Beyond: Opportunities to Transform Innovation Support

Reimagining Systems of Support for Aid Sector Innovators To date, much of the work on innovation lab design has focused on serving individual innovators who develop well-bounded products and services. Other more complex forms o... Read more...

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28 July 2020

Learning from Dhaka: Insights from grassroots innovations

The Disasters Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) Innovation Labs are composed of national and international humanitarian organisations under the Start Network and CDAC that support innovation emerging from communities in ti... Read more...

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13 January 2020

Business models for innovators: Part 2

In-depth webinars on the innovator journey to sustainability, and a breakdown of eight business model strategies relevant for humanitarian innovators. Read more...

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02 August 2019

Business models for innovators: Part 1

In-depth webinars on the innovator journey to sustainability, and a breakdown of eight business model strategies relevant for humanitarian innovators. Read more...

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02 August 2019

Safeguarding Toolkit

The DEPP Innovation Labs programme developed safeguarding tools relevant for innovation labs, where the organisation is not "doing" a programme but rather facilitating design processes. This field-level safeguarding toolkit transl... Read more...

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01 August 2019

Innovator guide to business models

So, you have developed an innovation that addresses a humanitarian challenge. Congratulations! Now read this guide. Read more...

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01 August 2019

Support models for local humanitarian innovation

Humanitarian innovation has rapidly gained a central role within humanitarian policy and practice as a way of addressing intractable challenges. An increasing number of humanitarian organisations have established innovation i... Read more...

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30 July 2019

Human-centred design and humanitarian innovation

The humanitarian sector is often criticised for being too top-down and for failing to meet the needs and priorities of crisis-affected people. ‘Innovation’ became a rallying cry for new initiatives, organisations and funding promi... Read more...

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22 July 2019

Business models for innovators working in crisis response and resilience building

Scaling sustainable innovations is a critical issue for humanitarian innovation. The added complexity and barriers faced by innovators who work in crisis areas, or in areas that are building resilience to crisis, make this already... Read more...

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28 June 2019

Professionalisation, participation and relationships

This paper looks at issues of ethics in humanitarian iunnovation in relation to the Mahali Lab in Amman, Jordan. This reflection piece by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik is the third in a three-part series that explore ethics q... Read more...

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10 April 2019

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