Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge Round 3 - Request for Proposals
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday November 16, 2020. Apply now!
Today, over 168 million people require humanitarian assistance. Millions of the most vulnerable people in conflict zones are currently unreachable by traditional humanitarian aid delivery. As the length and complexity of armed conflicts increase, it is progressively more difficult to reach affected people in insecure areas with life-saving and life-improving humanitarian assistance.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Grand Challenges Canada have launched Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge. This challenge seeks to fund and accelerate solutions that enable life-saving or life-improving assistance to reach the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people in conflict-generated humanitarian crises.
We're looking for solutions that have the potential to create wider, transformative changes within the humanitarian sector in order to provide: safe water and sanitation; energy; life-saving information; and health supplies and services to help conflict-affected people.
Safe Water and Sanitation: We seek bold ideas, technologies and approaches that address challenges in clean water supply and access. Funding is available under Transition to Scale ONLY.
Energy: We seek bold ideas to generate energy. Particular interest in alternative energy solutions that can be set up and maintained in conflict situations, and that power life-saving or life-improving services such as schools, hospitals, and marketplaces, on or off-grid.
Life-Saving Information: We seek bold ideas that use and improve access to information and data at the local level, and provides more effective two-way connections between affected populations and humanitarians.
Health Supplies and Services: We seek bold ideas that strengthen healthcare infrastructure and increase the capacity and skills of healthcare workers in conflict affected settings.
Innovations must involve input from the affected communities they seek to serve, and preference will be given to locally-led solutions.
Find out more, and apply today: HumanitarianGrandChallenge.org