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Practical Approaches to Innovation and Innovative Practices

2019-06-07T12:48:10+00:00News|

The Start Network’s FOREWARN Initiative

Transformative innovation is on its way in the humanitarian sector. A great example came out of the Start Network’s FOREWARN event on 22 May, where a variety of innovations and innovative practices were put on display during the course of the day. Amongst the observers were representatives from governmental, intergovernmental and […]

How to adopt forward thinking practices within humanitarian organisations

2019-06-13T15:34:45+00:00News|

One of the challenges that many humanitarian organisations have to address is how best to adopt forward thinking practices that are not part of their standard operating procedures and repertoires. To this end, the Humanitarian Futures Team developed a series of tools that can strengthen organisational interest in the use of innovation and the best […]

Reinventing ourselves: Innovation and innovative practices

2019-04-28T18:55:20+00:00News|

Solar Cow powered study at home
In his book “Brave New Work: Are you ready to reinvent your organization” Aaron Dignan says,

I have met countless leaders who are frustrated. They are confronted with the fact that the scale and bureaucracy that once made their organizations strong are now liabilities in this era of constant […]

Climate Change Preparedness & Humanitarian Action:

2019-03-27T12:09:07+00:00News|

From this month’s Humanitarian Futures newsletter

  • Cyclone Idai & Climate Change Preparedness
  • Global Sectoral Survey (Contributions)
  • Humanitarian Action: Compassion and Mutual Self-interest

Climate Change Preparedness

Cyclone Idai began to unleash its fury on Mozambique and Zimbabwe as well as Madagascar and Malawi on 15 March. It reached speeds of between 150 and 177 km/h, but the final […]

Beyond Resilience: Global Systemic Risk, Systemic Failure, & Societal Responsiveness

2019-03-05T16:40:29+00:00Recent Additions|

Geneva Initiative White Paper

OVERVIEW

There is a growing gap between the risk – understood as likelihood times impact – of catastrophic systemic failure in complex society, and societal understanding and preparedness. This white paper outlines why risk needs to be reconsidered, the extent of societies capacity to respond, and presents […]

Alternatives Humanitarires – The future of humanitarianism

2019-01-18T20:23:02+00:00News, Recent Additions|

From the French journal Humanitaires Alternatives, November 2018

The future of humanitarianism

Dr Randolph Kent • Director of the Futures Project, Royal United Services Institute (London)

Dr. R. Kent

Going back over 50 years of history in order to consider the future of humanitarianism. Randolph Kent takes […]

How To Think About Innovation

2019-01-18T18:51:24+00:00News|

From the McKinsey & Company January 2019 Shortlist

A fresh mind-set—something many of us aspire to as a new year begins—is the key to innovative thinking. In the corporate context, such a mind-set can help leaders devise creative solutions to familiar (and pesky) problems.

But it’s no secret that innovation is difficult for established companies. They […]

Transformative Technologies & Models of Governance: An Emerging African Paradigm Literature Database

2018-12-27T13:19:41+00:00News, Recent Additions|

When considering the inter-relationship between technological innovations, societal capacities and needs, the African continent is becoming a fascinating case in point. In many ways, the private sector, local communities, social networks and governments are leapfrogging the pace of technological change in many other countries around the world. Africa in so many ways is becoming an […]

Twelve Transformative Innovations for 2019… and beyond

2018-12-28T16:12:36+00:00News|

A growing number of innovations – all too often unnoticed – could have considerable benefits for billions of people across the globe. However, the list of transformative innovations below, are not those that will transform societies as a whole. Rather they have been selected because each in its own ways is focused more on the […]

Sector Survey and Global Risk Report

2018-11-16T18:28:02+00:00News|

In last month’s newsletter we mentioned a series of meetings that were taking place in Geneva in October about disasters, emergencies and ‘humanitarian futures’. The main themes focused on the types of crises that we might have to face in the foreseeable future, and what those with humanitarian roles and responsibilities should be doing to prepare […]

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