Humanitarian Grand Challenge

We look forward to announcing details for our third round of Request for Proposals in Fall 2020!

We will be seeking new ideas to save or improve the lives of the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people impacted by humanitarian crises caused by conflict. Details and important updates are available on the Humanitarian Grand Challenge microsite.

 


Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge is a partnership of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, with support from  Grand Challenges Canada. Together, we seek life-saving or life-improving innovations to help the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people impacted by humanitarian crises caused by conflict.

The United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, with support from Grand Challenges Canada, have launched Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge. This challenge seeks to fund and accelerate solutions that enable life-saving or life-improving assistance to reach the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people in conflict-generated humanitarian crises.

Specifically, we seek innovations engage the private sector and involve input from the affected communities in order to provide, supply or locally generate safe water and sanitation, energy, lifesaving information, or health supplies and services to help conflict-affected people.