What does innovation look like in the humanitarian sector? In 2009 at the 25th ALNAP Annual Meeting ALNAP held an Innovations Fair to draw out examples of creative solutions to challenges faced by a wide range or humanitarian organisations. The response was overwhelming: 23 inspiring innovations from around the globe were showcased that helped to improve the way action was delivered.
Humanitarian Innovations Fund
ALNAP decided to continue to support the growth of innovation in the sector by co-creating the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HiF) in partnership with Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA). To date, the Fund has awarded grants to eight projects from its large grant facility which supports the development, implementation and testing of innovation in humanitarian contexts with grants of up to £150,000.
The Fund has also awarded grants to six projects from its small grant facility which supports the recognition, invention and dissemination of an innovation with grants of up to £20,000.