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Closing Date: April 12,2013.
The USAID/DFID Humanitarian Innovation Initiative is a special opportunity for applicants to the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) competition whose proposals address challenges in the humanitarian sector. Funded with support from DFID, the Initiative is run in collaboration with USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance.
Entrepreneurs, businesses, non-governmental organizations, academics, local partners, and others from around the world are encouraged to apply to DIV with innovative solutions to key challenges faced by the humanitarian sector (no special activity is required of applicants to identify themselves as Humanitarian Innoavation Initiative applicants).
The Initiative will support winners of the DIV competition —including technology, business models, policy practices, and more—that have on-the-ground evidence of their capacity to support humanitarian response and disaster preparedness around the world. These might include programs that specifically relate to:
1. Reduction of mortality and morbidity and strengthening emergency health initiatives;
2. Protection of vulnerable populations;
3. Prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition;
4. Provision of safe shelter and settlements;
5. Support to communities to recover livelihoods;
6. Enhanced use of data, and monitoring of program performance and impacts; or
7. Improved disaster risk reduction in low-income, high-risk countries.
The Initiative seeks applicants to Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the DIV staged financing model: candidates offering strong evidence of successful pilot implementation may apply for grants of up to $1 million (DIV Stage 2). Candidates with solutions that have already been successfully tested at significant scale are eligible for grants of up to $15 million (DIV Stage 3).
Select winners of the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative will receive technical assistance from The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School, Oxford University, for implementation and scale-up activities.
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