The Humanitarian Innovation Project is a research project based at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.
Beginning with an initial focus on the role of innovation, technology, and the private sector in refugee assistance, we have expanded the scope of our work to four main areas.
The areas in which we work have in common that they engage with actors and ideas traditionally off-limits to humanitarians: the role of markets, affected communities, the military, and politics. By breaking down conventional boundaries, we aim to highlight untapped opportunities for dialogue and collaboration.
We actively engage with practitioners from across government, international organisations, NGOs, business, and crisis-affected communities. It has strong partnerships with UNHCR and the World Humanitarian Summit, and convenes the now annual Humanitarian Innovation Conference