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Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge (closed)

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This challenge has closed.
Tags: Innovation, Humanitarian aid, Environment, Safe water, Sanitation, Waste management, Energy, Communication technology, Health supplies, Heath services
Audience: Other, Subject Matter Experts, Businesses, Start-Ups, Researchers, Students
Anticipated Funding: CAD 250,000 Seed Funding
Applications close: July 16, 2019
Last Updated: July 16, 2019 10:33 PM
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The Challenge

Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge is seek life-saving or life-improving innovations to help the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people impacted by humanitarian crises caused by conflict. These innovations will involve a connection to the private sector and input from people affected by humanitarian crisis in order to provide safe drinking water, sanitation, energy, lifesaving information, or health supplies and services to help conflict-affected people.

The Humanitarian Grand Challenge is focused on addressing the most acute needs in conflict-affected areas that have the potential to be solved by innovation in one or more of the following four areas: (1) safe water and sanitation; (2) energy; (3) life-saving information; and/or (4) health supplies and services. Innovations must enable local solutions, serve local needs and delivery gaps, overcome common delivery barriers in conflict settings, or improve on the timeliness and cost efficiency of current humanitarian delivery methods. We also welcome innovations that help to maintain services and infrastructure, avoiding further deterioration. 

Proposed innovations should clearly describe the problem they have identified, the underlying causes of the specific problem, and how the identified innovation will address one or more of the causes. Innovations in processes or approaches (e.g. adapting a private sector approach to the humanitarian context) are particularly welcome.

Eligibility Criteria

For complete details on the eligibility criteria that govern the Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge please refer to the website.

Terms and Conditions

For complete details on the terms and conditions that govern the Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge please refer to the website.

How to Apply

To submit an application to the Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge please refer to the website.

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