Innovations are life-changing, but are they good value for money?
Creating Hope in Conflict
by Hawa Noor
3w ago
Case Studies from the Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge Portfolio “…research found that if widely adopted, all three innovations can bring about product, process, or system-level changes in the humanitarian sector and increase the efficiency or cost-effectiveness of humanitarian assistance.” At Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge’s six-year mark, we have grown to serve a collective of over seventy innovators and have gathered a wealth of knowledge alongside the innovators in our community. In our work, we prioritize supporting businesses and organi ..read more
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Grand Challenges Canada receives USD $10M grant from the LEGO Foundation for Inclusive Learning in Crisis Settings
Creating Hope in Conflict
by Hawa Noor
3w ago
Funds will be used to support early child development and education innovations in hard-to-reach communities impacted by emergencies ECD practitioner at a GROW with Educare Centre in South Africa   Toronto/Geneva, December 13, 2023 — The LEGO Foundation announced a USD $10M grant to Grand Challenges Canada to support Inclusive Learning in Crisis Settings, a new humanitarian grand challenge focused on supporting locally-led innovations for early childhood development and education in emergency settings. The announcement was made at the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Switzerla ..read more
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Seed Stories – Sun Buckets Inc.
Creating Hope in Conflict
by Hawa Noor
2M ago
Since 2018, Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge has provided proof of concept (Seed) and transition to scale (TTS) funding to 75 innovations intended for use with conflict-affected populations in over 20 countries. We embarked upon a learning journey to better understand how innovative products and processes could be tested and pointed towards scale in humanitarian settings, in order to help solve some of the most complex problems and barriers within the humanitarian sector. This post is one of many SEED Stories: a series of blogs reflecting on what HGC-funded innovators ..read more
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Seed Stories – Pragmatic Innovation Inc.
Creating Hope in Conflict
by Hawa Noor
3M ago
Since 2018, Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge has provided proof of concept (Seed) and transition to scale (TTS) funding to 75 innovations intended for use with conflict-affected populations in over 20 countries. We embarked upon a learning journey to better understand how innovative products and processes could be tested and pointed towards scale in humanitarian settings, in order to help solve some of the most complex problems and barriers within the humanitarian sector. This post is one of many SEED Stories: a series of blogs reflecting on what HGC-funded innovators ..read more
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Mandulis Energy is Transforming Communities and Protecting Environments
Creating Hope in Conflict
by Hawa Noor
7M ago
Can a low-cost, zero-waste energy-producing model truly transform the lives of refugee communities in Uganda? In 2020, Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge backed the vision of Mandulis Energy, at the time a budding renewable energy company, founded in 2019, that promised to address the lack of clean, affordable and sustainable energy sources for the over 2 million people living in refugee resettlements and host communities in Uganda. Four years since they began, they’ve proved that the answer to the question is a resounding yes. Through the trials of COVID and the un ..read more
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SPEETAR INC. AWARDED A $300,000 TRANSITION-TO-SCALE GRANT TO DEEPEN THE IMPACT OF E-CLINICS IN LIBYA
Creating Hope in Conflict
by Hawa Noor
7M ago
Speetar Inc. (Speetar) is a US-based digital solutions organization that bridges the gap in access to affordable and quality healthcare to conflict-affected communities in Libya. Speetar has received a $300,000 Transition to Scale grant from Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge (CHIC). TORONTO/BOSTON, June 27, 2023 — Speetar is a digital solutions organization that provides affordable healthcare to conflict-affected communities in Libya. They offer a safer, practical means of seeking healthcare and increases the overall efficiency of Libya’s healthcare system. Founded in ..read more
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Seed Stores – Body Surface Translations Inc.: AutoAnthro: 3D Scanning for Improved Malnutrition Assessment in Conflict Areas
Creating Hope in Conflict
by Hawa Noor
8M ago
Since 2018, Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge has provided proof of concept (Seed) and transition to scale (TTS) funding to 75 innovations intended for use with conflict-affected populations in over 20 countries. We embarked upon a learning journey to better understand how innovative products and processes could be tested and pointed towards scale in humanitarian settings, in order to help solve some of the most complex problems and barriers within the humanitarian sector. This post is one of many SEED Stories: a series of blogs reflecting on what HGC-funded innovators ..read more
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Seed Stories: The SMART+ Initiative hosted by Action Against Hunger Canada
Creating Hope in Conflict
by Hawa Noor
8M ago
Since 2018, Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge has provided proof of concept (Seed) and transition to scale (TTS) funding to 75 innovations intended for use with conflict-affected populations in over 20 countries. We embarked upon a learning journey to better understand how innovative products and processes could be tested and pointed towards scale in humanitarian settings, in order to help solve some of the most complex problems and barriers within the humanitarian sector. This post is one of many SEED Stories: a series of blogs reflecting on what HGC-funded innovators ..read more
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Seed Stories: Sehat Kahani – Story of Health
Creating Hope in Conflict
by Hawa Noor
8M ago
Since 2018, Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge has leveraged funding to 75 innovations in over 20 countries. Our path has been a learning journey in understanding how innovation adoption and scale in can help solve some of the humanitarian sector’s biggest problems. This post is one of many SEED Stories, is a series of blogs reflecting on what HGC-funded innovators have learned during the duration of their grant periods. Ongoing military insurgency in northwest Pakistan, combined with natural disasters, has displaced over 5.3 million people. In addition, Paki ..read more
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Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge announces $5,000,000 CAD in seed funding for locally-driven innovations in hard-to-reach-communities affected by conflict
Creating Hope in Conflict
by Hawa Noor
8M ago
On June 29, 2023, Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge announced CAD $5,000,000 in seed funding for locally-driven, systems-focused innovations in hard-to-reach communities impacted by conflict. Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge (CHIC),  a partnership of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Global Affairs Canada, and Grand Challenges Canada, on June 29, 2023 announced a request for proposals for innova ..read more
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