Humanitarian stakeholders face a number of interconnected current or emerging challenges, including climate change, ever-growing refugee crisis, as well as water scarcity and food insecurity. Science and technological innovations play a critical role in contributing to effective aid delivery and enabling efficient disaster response and development programmes.
As part of the annual update of the guide to “Solutions That Save Lives & Support Development”, the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) together with the Technology Exchange Lab have researched latest technologies and innovations, which can help humanitarian actors to mitigate the future implications of these challenges.
With over 300 solutions nominated by NGOs, local governments, UN agencies and the private sector working in 58 different countries, the guide offers an updated list of cutting-edge technologies and products which support Sustainable Development Goals, aid delivery and disaster relief efforts across the globe.
On behalf of AIDF, we would like to thank everyone for their participation in our recent survey and congratulate organisations which made it in the 2016 edition of the guide. The solutions span from earth-imaging satellites and 3D printing to sustainable innovations in basic sanitation, shelter and nutrition.
We hope this report will inspire new solutions to improve humanitarian aid delivery and shape brighter future outcomes. Here we present just some of the technologies and services at the forefront of sustainable humanitarian and development aid, researched and recommended to us by you:
Categories include Data collection, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Information & communication technologies (ICT), Disaster response, Healthcare, WASH, Agriculture, food & nutrition, Energy supply, Logistics, Shelter, Community engagement and Training & education
If you are interested in hearing more about these innovations and humanitarian solutions, or you have one to suggest, attending our upcoming AIDF events will provide you with access to our sought-after round table discussions, innovation pitches from selected solution providers and networking opportunities with stakeholders from regional governments, investors, donors, UN agencies, NGOs, research institutes and the private sector.
Find out more and register to attend:
>> AIDF Asia Summit, Bangkok, 21-22 June 2016
>> AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit, Washington DC, 7-8 September 2016
>> AIDF Africa, Addis Ababa, February 2017
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