Posts By: Grand Challenges Canada

USAID Administrator Green Announces Finalists for the Humanitarian Grand Challenge, Along with Additional Investment to Assist Conflict-Affected Communities

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Banner: Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge

September 25, 2018, New York, USA – Today, the Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Honorable Mark Green, and the Secretary of State for the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt, M.P., announced 23 intended finalists for Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian […]

Grand Challenges Canada Announces New Co-CEOs to Lead Organization Forward

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Ms. Jocelyn Mackie and Dr. Karlee Silver

Ms. Jocelyn Mackie and Dr. Karlee Silver to serve co-Chief Executive Officers TORONTO, September 19, 2018 – On behalf of the Board of Directors of Grand Challenges Canada (GCC), Chair Guylaine Saucier today announced that Ms. Jocelyn Mackie and Dr. Karlee Silver have been appointed as co-Chief Executive Officers. Their appointment is effective immediately. “Innovation is the […]

Including Women in Humanitarian Crisis Response

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Photo: Natalie Boychuck, Research Assistant, Humanitarian Grand Challenge

By Natalie Boychuck, former research assistant to the Humanitarian Grand Challenge, and a student at the Munk School of Global Affairs Being a woman in humanitarian crisis is devastatingly far from easy; a fact that Noura al Jizawi, a Syrian revolutionary, mother, and masters student at the Munk School of Global Affairs understands too well. […]

Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights request for proposals open

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Stars in SRHR: KadAfrica

Toronto, Canada – Grand Challenges Canada is excited to launch Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (Stars in Global Health Round 10) on Tuesday July 31, 2018. Sexual and reproductive health and rights are fundamental to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Investing in sexual and reproductive health is cost effective […]

Saving Brains: Innovation in Early Childhood Development

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In 2011, Grand Challenges Canada launched Saving Brains: a grand challenge to increase human capital in low- and middle-income countries by sourcing and supporting bold ideas to support healthy brain development in the youngest and most vulnerable children. As of mid-2018, we have supported a broad portfolio of 115 innovation projects in 30 countries testing […]

Top 10 Humanitarian Grand Challenges Announced

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Nature publishes list of humanitarian experts’ key priorities for unmet needs in global humanitarian crises Toronto, 11 July 2018 – A list of the Top 10 Grand Challenges in Humanitarian Aid has been published in the journal Nature, based on consultation with a global panel of humanitarian experts. The list calls for increased assistance to […]

Grand Challenges Canada Announces Interim Co-CEOs

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Board of Directors of Grand Challenges Canada Announces Dr. Karlee Silver and Ms. Jocelyn Mackie as Interim Co-CEOs Toronto, Canada, 5 July 2018 – On behalf of the Board of Directors of Grand Challenges Canada, Guylaine Saucier (Chair) announced today that as of July 1, 2018, Jocelyn Mackie, JD, and Karlee Silver, DPhil, will serve as […]

100 Bold Ideas to Improve Women and Children’s Health and Rights in the Developing World

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Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, supports 44 “Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” Toronto, Canada – Grand Challenges Canada is proud to announce an investment of over CAD$10 million to test 100 new ideas to address persistent challenges in women’s and children’s health in low- and middle-income countries. Fourmillion of this is […]

Very few donors fund humanitarian innovation, but there are plenty of ideas out there

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Chris Houston, Program Manager, Humanitarian Grand Challenge

By Chris Houston, Senior Program Officer, Humanitarian Grand Challenges. People affected by humanitarian crisis have the best understanding of the problems affecting them and will probably have the best solutions to those problems. In February, we launched Creating Hope in Conflict: a Humanitarian Grand Challenge, in partnership with USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance […]