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Humanitarian Innovation Corner – July 2016

Following on from the IIHA and HTH’s recent participation in HumTech2016 alongside representatives from OCHA, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Microsoft, and MIT Boston, IIHA Innovation was invited to another series of plenaries in high level events throughout the month of June.


Representing the IIHA and HTH at the 2016 Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Annual Meeting at Fordham University in New York, Giulio Coppi joined H.E. Oh Joon, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN and President of ECOSOC; Stephen Browne, Co-Director, Future UN Development System (FUNDS) Project; and Lesley Bourns, Policy Analysis and Innovation Section, OCHA, in the final plenary discussion about the Takeaways from the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).

IIHA Innovation also accepted the opportunity to join the American Red Cross and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in a session for the 48th International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) dedicated to humanitarian technology. Over the next few months, High Tech Humanitarians (HTH) will be implementing a series of activities and projects, and is currently gathering applications from groups of volunteers worldwide to help shape the Humanitarian Labs of the future on the HTH platform during a Summer of Open Design. Connect with gcoppi@fordham.edu if you want to know more!

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High Tech Humanitarians Update!

IIHA and HTH were confirmed among the participants to the dynamic conference Exhibit Session in the HumTech 2016 that will take place in Cambridge (Boston) on 7-9 June. More news soon!

HTH met with Buckminster Fuller Institute, an institution dedicated to facilitating convergence across the disciplines of art, science, design and technology, to plan the upcoming partnership between the two organizations. BFI is also inviting friends of HTH and IIHA to apply to its 2016 Fuller Challenge, that will award $100,000 to a visionary solution or strategy that addresses one of humanity’s most pressing problems. View the 2016 Call for Proposals! Deadline is April 1st!

HTH was invited to intervene in the Drones in Humanitarian Action: Mapping Drones Consultation two-days workshop in Geneva, organized by the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD), ECHO, and CartONG. As result, HTH presented its initiative and contribution to the UAV Travel, Laws, & Regulations Open Wiki created by UAViators and FSD.

The Global Innovation Exchange is joining forces with HTH to expand each others resource section, to improve inter-communicability between the two platforms and planning to step up their cooperation once the HTH Labs will be operational.

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