Humanitarian Innovation Program

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

The Humanitarian Innovation program is looking for bold ideas that seek to improve resilience against natural disasters or improve humanitarian response in crises and conflict, specifically projects addressing issues related to:

  • Protection: Humanitarian organisations’ efforts that contribute to protecting people from violence, abuse and violation of international law due to humanitarian crises. Applications focusing on protection from sexual and gender-based violence are encouraged.
  • Green humanitarian response: Humanitarian organisations’ efforts that contribute to more sustainable and more environmentally friendly solutions within humanitarian aid.
  • Cash transfer programming: Humanitarian organisations’ efforts to provide direct distribution of money rather than traditional relief items to people affected by crises.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants are: UN agencies with a humanitarian mandate; Norwegian humanitarian organisations with an international mandate. The organisation must be registered in the Brønnøysund Register, have an office in Norway and a Norwegian board.

3) Location

Actions can take place worldwide.

4) Budget

Award amounts may range from NOK 4,000,000-6,000,000 (or up to NOK 8 million for multiagency projects with 3 or more agency partners); (approx. $447,000-$670,300). Applications for Scaling and Diffusion projects may range from NOK 2-9 million. Maximum project length is two years from the agreement letter has been signed.

5) Application

Applications can be submitted online. The application deadline is 30th August 2019 at 12 noon CEST.