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Summary

Effective humanitarian response, in the context of an ever-changing landscape, requires continued innovation to meet such rapidly evolving needs, solve problems and effectively utilize limited available resources.

Innovation enables the humanitarian system to do more, for more people, at less cost. To deliver on this objective, the Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation (GAHI) connects, mobilizes, and amplifies. It connects by matching problems to people that might solve them, mobilizes social, intellectual, and financial resources, and amplifies by sharing knowledge of what works.

The GAHI’s unique contribution is in addressing the innovation needs of the sector that cannot be effectively tackled by individual actors working on their own. The GAHI will have a multiplier effect, promoting the adoption and scaling of innovative products and processes within new and existing systems and across sectors. In connecting, mobilizing and amplifying, the GAHI will help to maximize the value of humanitarian innovation, thereby benefitting overall humanitarian response and millions of crisis-affected people around the world.