Humanitarian Action
Challenge

Humanitarian Action Challenge
The winners are announced!

The Humanitarian Action Challenge aims to stimulate cooperation between business (including start-ups) and NGOs in order to develop innovative technological solutions for peace, justice, and humanitarian action. On 4 September 2018, the winners of the challenge are announced.

The challenge consists of 3 specific and separate challenges, each with a challenge owner: Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation (DCHI), World Food Programme (WFP) and International Organization for Migration (IOM).

A selection committee from HumanityX, The Hague Humanity Hub and the municipality of The Hague examined the anonymous proposals and assessed whether these proposals were admissible according to the criteria that had been communicated in advance. Subsequently, 9 proposals were forwarded, again anonymously, to an international jury. They assessed the proposals last week and reached a consensus together.

The winners

The winners for the Humanitarian Action Challenge were announced on 4 September 2018:

DCHI Challenge:
How might we empower those affected by humanitarian crisis in the design of innovative humanitarian solutions, thereby tapping into the great human potential available and increasing the overall impact and effectiveness of humanitarian aid?

  • HumanSurge B.V. / Support to Life (STL)
  • PNGK B.V. / Stichting Movement on the Ground

WFP Challenge
How can WFP make better use of the vast amount of unstructured data to understand the needs of hungry people in the world?

  • PNGK B.V. / Translators without Borders
  • CrowdSense B.V. / El Karama (Vost)

IOM Challenge
How can enhanced needs mapping and analysis help to improve capacity and resource planning in providing assistance to displaced populations and migrants?

  • PNGK B.V. / Karma Flights Foundation Nepal
  • Stichting Elva / Notilyze B.V.

The prize

The winning proposals will be granted € 36.800 funding, and a mentoring program provided by HumanityX in The Hague Humanity Hub.

Members of the jury

  • DCHI: David Ott – Humanitarian innovator – independent jury member as representative of DCHI
  • WFP: Lena Hohfeld together with Angie Lee
  • IOM: Robert Trigwell together with Rizki Muhammad
  • As a representative of the donor community – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Frido Herinckx together with Bjorn Hoffman
  • As a representative from the corporate and tech world- the Next Web: Pieter Paul van Oerle

Read all about the 3 challenges:

DCHI Challenge

The Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation (DCHI) challenges you to collaborate on empowering those affected by humanitarian crisis in the design of innovative solutions by using data and digitalization.

Challenge: Capitalizing on digitalization as means of empowerment.

How might we empower those affected by humanitarian crisis in the design of innovative humanitarian solutions, thereby tapping into the great human potential available and increasing the overall impact and effectiveness of humanitarian aid?

IOM Challenge

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) challenges you to collaborate on optimizing humanitarian analytical outputs for the design and planning of development initiatives

Challenge: Towards enhanced needs mapping for improved capacity and resource planning.

How can enhanced needs mapping and analysis help to improve capacity and resource planning in providing assistance to displaced populations and migrants?

WFP Challenge

The World Food Programme (WFP) challenges you to collaborate on harnessing innovative technologies and analytics to better understand the needs of the 815 million hungry people world wide

Challenge: Towards “Zero Hunger”

How can WFP make better use of the vast amount of unstructured data to understand the needs of hungry people in the world?
How can WFP integrate new tools to improve the way it processes and collects data, thereby allowing it to better listen to the voices of the millions of people living in vulnerable communities to inform its operations?