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The Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation is comprised of governmental actors, knowledge institutes, academia, businesses, and humanitarian organizations in the Netherlands  who develop and scale innovative solutions to increase the impact and reduce the costs of humanitarian action.

Affected communities and their needs as well as the needs of humanitarian organizations providing emergency action are at the centre of the coalition’s activities. The Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation follows a win-win-win strategy to pursue and achieve results on three levels; a benefit for affected communities in disasters, benefits for the partners of the Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation, and benefits for the humanitarian sector.

The Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation is a dynamic movement that leverages the power of resources, expertise and capabilities in the Netherlands to support humanitarian innovation with a global impact. The Coalition is recognized and acknowledged as the driving force in the Netherlands for effective humanitarian innovation.

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Response of DCHI to Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Policy

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Response of DCHI to Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Policy

The Dutch government recenty presented the foreign trade and development cooperation policy, ‘Investing in Global Prospects’.… Read more

DCHI Best Humanitarian Innovation Award: apply now!

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DCHI Best Humanitarian Innovation Award: apply now!

We’re proud to announce the first DCHI award for the Best Humanitarian Innovation in collaboration with The Spindle. We are looking for… Read more

21 June: Meetup on Energy at Field Lab Smart Base

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21 June: Meetup on Energy at Field Lab Smart Base

Are you curious to know how you can use solar-panels in emergency aid? Would you like to know what requirements to keep in mind, if you want to develop… Read more

Our projects

Nomads

Nomads

Refugees have a need to make well-informed decisions based on reliable information. However, little up to date information is available, and the information which is there, is often not trusted. Nomads will design a ‘crowd-sourced information platform’ where people and trusted entities (including refugees and institutions that support them) can add, retrieve, and rate personal experiences. Masdar, the first version of Nomads, will be rolled out in Athens.

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SunGlacier: making water in the desert

SunGlacier: making water in the desert

Making water in the dessert: it might seem impossible, but SunGlacier proves otherwise. Ap Verheggen got the idea first when he was working on an art project at the North Pole and thought about what would happen if you put an iceberg in the desert. Taking this idea a step further, he developed an innovative device that harvests water from air by cooling down the device to very low temperature, which works the best under high temperatures, even or especially in the desert. The Technique used is so efficient that it also works on solar energy.

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Start with the challenge: Quick Scan Lead Times

Start with the challenge: Quick Scan Lead Times

De needs of humanitarian organizations and beneficiaries are the starting point for innovation within DCHI. TU Delft, WUR, Argusi, Save the Children, MRDH and Municipality The Hague therefore joined forces to conduct the 'quick scan lead times'. The aim of the project is to improve the impact and effectiveness of critical humanitarian aid in the first 72 hours after a large-scale critical event. More specifically, to ensure that Dutch (i)NGOs can provide the right critical, emergency relief items timely (within 72 hours) in an effective, timely and accurate manner. The project aims to identify the challenges faced and consider best-practices of the Dutch (i)NGOs.

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