Less than 1% of humanitarian funding is focused on innovation and traditional humanitarian assistance can’t reach some of the people who need it most around the world. That’s why the Humanitarian Grand Challenge seeks innovative ideas that can help tackle the most serious humanitarian needs of the hardest-to-reach people living in conflict zones. Funding ranges from $250,000 to $1,000,000 and focus on: energy, safe water, sanitation, life-saving information, and health. This request for proposals opens on May 21 and closes on July 16: bit.ly/HGCR2

We seek innovations to help conflict-affected people, that provide, supply, or locally generate:

  • safe water and sanitation;
  • energy;
  • life-saving information; and/or
  • health services and supplies.

Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge is a partnership of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, with support from Grand Challenges Canada.