Humanitarian Innovation in Action
The CSIS Humanitarian Agenda hosts a full-day conference, Humanitarian Innovation in Action, on July 19, 2022. This conference explores the complex challenges facing the global humanitarian community and the way in which innovations—in people, processes, and products—can improve humanitarian response and mitigate the impacts of future crises.
At least 274 million people need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2022. To contend with the growing need, “humanitarian innovation” has emerged as a central theme in the humanitarian sector, with a goal to transform processes and products involved in emergency response. While humanitarian actors are constantly innovating, the rising needs and complexity of response call for increased efforts toward exploring effective, innovative, and scalable solutions. These include increasing engagement with crisis-affected people and the private sector, transforming organizational structures, and integrating new and transformational technologies. This full day conference will focus on highlighting key challenges, identifying best practices, and exploring user-led innovations that can most effectively meet the challenges of today.
8:00 a.m. Registration opens
9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks and Keynote
Moderator: Jacob Kurtzer, Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Humanitarian Agenda
9:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. Networking Break
12:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Networking Break
4:20 p.m. Keynote and Closing Remarks
David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee
Moderator: Sue Eckert, Senior Fellow, CSIS Humanitarian Agenda
5:00 p.m. Event ends
This event is made possible through the generous support of USAID.