Research and Innovation Development Office
8 March 2017
The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (ELRHA) is launching a programme in the area of sanitation. While specific, the programme has aims that cross disciplines.
- Understand existing community engagement practice and relevant approaches across a range of fields, as well as their strengths and limitations, and their applicability in an emergency.
- Develop and test innovative community engagement approaches and tools that can be used in a rapid-onset emergency.
- Develop a robust methodology to monitor and evaluate the impact of community engagement approaches on the overall satisfaction and use of sanitation facilities in emergency situations.
- Build a body of evidence around the effectiveness and impact of rapid community engagement in making sanitation decisions in humanitarian emergencies.
- Change existing practice by sharing evidence and learning around designing, implementing and evaluating rapid community engagement in emergencies.
Several calls have been created through the programme to achieve these goals:
- Up to £200,000 to be awarded to a Research and Innovation Partner: deadline 10 March 2017
- Up to £100,000 to be awarded for Rapid Community Engagement Projects: deadline 28 April 2017
- Up to $40,000 to be awarded to A Dissemination Partner: deadline 7 April 2017