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The Humanitarian Innovation Conference 2015, #HIP2015, was hosted by the Humanitarian Innovation Project, in partnership with the World Humanitarian Summit, in Oxford on 17 and 18 July 2015. The theme of the conference was ‘facilitating innovation’. As interest and dialogue around humanitarian innovation continues to expand, conference participants were invited to explore the challenges of creating an enabling environment for humanitarian innovation. In the lead up to the World Humanitarian Summit 2016, a key focus of the conference explored how we enable innovation by and for affected communities. What does it mean to take a human-centred approach seriously, and to engage in co-creation with affected populations? It also sought to examine what facilitation means across the wider humanitarian ecosystem, and how we can better convene the collective talents of people within and across traditional and non-traditional humanitarian actors.

Humanitarian Innovation Conference 2015: Facilitating Innovation Oxford University

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The Humanitarian Innovation Conference 2015, #HIP2015, was hosted by the Humanitarian Innovation Project, in partnership with the World Humanitarian Summit, in Oxford on 17 and 18 July 2015. The theme of the conference was ‘facilitating innovation’. As interest and dialogue around humanitarian innovation continues to expand, conference participants were invited to explore the challenges of creating an enabling environment for humanitarian innovation. In the lead up to the World Humanitarian Summit 2016, a key focus of the conference explored how we enable innovation by and for affected communities. What does it mean to take a human-centred approach seriously, and to engage in co-creation with affected populations? It also sought to examine what facilitation means across the wider humanitarian ecosystem, and how we can better convene the collective talents of people within and across traditional and non-traditional humanitarian actors.

    Iraq Re:Coded: Durable Skills, Education and Livelihoods through Innovation and Technology’ This presentation introduces ‘Iraq Re:Code

    Iraq Re:Coded: Durable Skills, Education and Livelihoods through Innovation and Technology’ This presentation introduces ‘Iraq Re:Code

    Ali Clare (New York University) and Frederic Kastner (Fuse Foundation) give a talk for the Innovative Approaches to Education and Skills Training in Humanitarian Contexts panel. This presentation introduces ‘Iraq Re:Coded’, an innovative approach to skills training and livelihoods that provides sustainable access to 21st century market-orientated skills training and economic opportunities for refugee and displaced youth between the ages of 15 and 25 in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

    Innovative Approaches to Education & Skills Training in Humanitarian Contexts
    This panel discusses new approaches to provision of education and skills training for affected populations.

    • 17 min
    The Real Superheroes: Reflecting on the Challenges and Opportunities of Innovators in and of Higher Education spaces in Refugee Camps

    The Real Superheroes: Reflecting on the Challenges and Opportunities of Innovators in and of Higher Education spaces in Refugee Camps

    Heather Donald (York University) and Laura Stankiewicz (Harvard and Tufts Universities) give a talk for the Innovative Approaches to Education and Skills Training in Humanitarian Contexts panel. This presentation highlights how higher education programmes have been both driven by innovation from the top as well as spurred on innovation at the grassroots level within refugee camp communities, providing a framework for reflection on measured but collaborative innovation in and with camp communities.

    Innovative Approaches to Education and Skills Training in Humanitarian Contexts
    This panel discusses new approaches to provision of education and skills training for affected populations.

    • 19 min
    Refugee Co-Instructors: How Residents of Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda are Teaching Students at the University of Denver to Bridge the Gap between Policy and Practice

    Refugee Co-Instructors: How Residents of Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda are Teaching Students at the University of Denver to Bridge the Gap between Policy and Practice

    Courtney Welton-Mitchell (University of Denver), Chen Reis (University of Denver), and Frederic Kastner (Fuse Foundation) gives a talk for the Innovative Approaches to Education and Skills Training in Humanitarian Contexts Panel. This presentation highlights refugees as co-instructors, teaching students in a graduate level refugee studies course to understand the gap between aspirational policies and the reality of life in restrictive camp-like environments.

    Innovative Approaches to Education and Skills Training in Humanitarian Contexts
    This panel discusses new approaches to provision of education and skills training for affected populations.

    • 19 min
    Operationalising empathy in refugee camp design

    Operationalising empathy in refugee camp design

    Neysan Zölzer (Mensch) gives a talk for the Design in Humanitarian Innovation panel. This presentation proposes and examines a methodological shift in refugee camp design from the prescriptive and formulaic approaches of the UNHCR Handbook towards a principle-driven design approach that draws on empathy.

    • 14 min
    Experiences with a threefold humanitarian innovation approach

    Experiences with a threefold humanitarian innovation approach

    Jochan Bader and Reihaneh Mozaffari, More than Shelters give a talk for the Design in Humanitarian Innovation panel. This presentation demonstrates how product design, social design and eco-system design for humanitarian innovation can be linked and facilitated as co-creation processes in the field, based on experiences with the Syrian crisis response in Jordan.
    Design in Humanitarian Innovation panel
    This panel considers the role and function of design in humanitarian innovation.

    • 18 min
    The impact of design for humanitarian action: examples from Design without Borders’ projects

    The impact of design for humanitarian action: examples from Design without Borders’ projects

    Anjali Bhatnagar (Design without Borders), gives a talk for the Design in Humanitarian Innovation panel. This presentation seeks to demonstrate the importance of design for the humanitarian sector, drawing upon two Design without Borders’ projects to explore both solutions and key elements of the design process and to highlight how design tools are crucial to foster innovation.

    • 19 min

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