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  1. Humanitarianism in the network age

    Excerpt: In rich and poor countries, people are connecting through technology at an accelerating pace. In 2012, global mobile phone subscriptions topped 6 billion, including more than 1 billion smart phones, each with more computing power than NASA used to send a man to the moon. The planet has...
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  2. Exploring innovation space: The 4Ps framework tool

    Excerpt : To begin with we can think about different directions in which innovation can happen. We can change: The product or service – what we offer the world The process – the way we create and deliver that offering The position – who we offer it to and the story we tell about it The ‘business...
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  3. Innovations in international humanitarian action

    Abstract : This study aims to explore how ALNAP members and the wider sector might prioritise innovation and risk-taking in policy and practice. It does so by first reviewing experience in the private, public and third sectors to develop a conceptual model which should enable a better understanding...
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  4. The two worlds of humanitarian innovation

    Excerpt : A constant challenge for humanitarian actors is how to meaningfully include and adequately consult so-called beneficiary populations. At all stages of humanitarian action, there is a tendency for solutions to be brought ‘from the outside’, with accountability channels directed primarily...
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  5. Could we measure Humanitarian Innovation?

    Excerpt : With all the discussion and focus over the past few years about humanitarian innovation, I wonder if we could find a way to measure it? Not at the granular, project level but rather at the country or disaster level. I had no real idea on how we could approach this until I came across the...
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  6. Humanitarian Innovation: The State of the Art

    The OCHA policy paper introduces and reviews the rise of humanitarian innovation, its unique challenges, the cycle of innocation in practices, partnerships with affected communities and further issues. It also includes four detailed case studies. Link : https://docs.unocha.org/sites/dms/Documents/...
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