World Humanitarian Innovation Day
Even if we have today the top innovation in the world about pleasure, luxury, financial profit… basic vital need is still a big issue for a huge world population. People are still dying every day, but the world innovation is doing less in that direction to change the situation. Basic vital needs such as food, health, housing, education… should stay on top of our innovation priorities. To help people get off poverty, donation and domination, we need to support them to innovate for themselves
We will select 30 – 40 best humanitarian innovation projects around the world in Switzerland for our first World Humanitarian Innovation Day. We will be able to connect entrepreneurs, philanthropists, impact investors and organisations. The Goal is to make all the hidden projects known and supported.
At Innovate4Right, we create simple, effective strategies that connect resources with entrepreneurs across every channel by putting basic needs at the center of the innovation.
Innovation should be redirected with Global Goals for people finding opportunities for themselves… Serve existing humanitarian needs aligned to SDGs 30.
- Take the innovators context or location as a starting point for innovation: the understanding of local environment, political cultural and economy realities is critical for the project success.
- Focus on community empowerment and building as the central objective: the innovation should reflect the need to support communities to develop their own solutions.
- Priorities preventive innovation: Effective prevention combines support for early warning systems with flexible prompt solution and regular evaluations.
- Do no harm: Development projects which systematically ensure that their implementations are context sensitive
- Avoid pockets of exclusion: greater transparency and dialogue between communities, humanitarian actors, donors and governments are imperative.
- Move beyond a project-based approach to holistic programming that improves inclusion of vulnerable groups
- Ensure equitable & sustainable rather than selective support to groups and supporting issues that are central to building inclusive and stable societies, particularly human rights, youth unemployment and people living with disabilities.