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UNHCR Innovation, Makerere University and MIT D Lab are organizing another Humanitarian Innovation Jam that brings together humanitarians, academics, and the private sector to discuss and problem-solve around humanitarian innovation.

UNHCR Innovation Empowers crisis-affected communities to identify challenges and create their own solutions, provide a wider range of sustainable solutions to current and future humanitarian challenges.

UNHCR has quiet had a number of Humanitarian Innovation Jams in different countries and cities. Last year, the Humanitarian Innovation Jam took place in Washington, USA at Georgetown University. One of their objectives was to analyze new and existing models of managing innovation in all sectors, including among beneficiaries that can be adapted for the humanitarian field.

This year’s Humanitarian Innovation Jam will be in Kampala, Uganda at Makerere University – School of Food Technology, Conference Center, Wandegeya Campus.

According to UNHCR Innovation, The 2016 edition will have a special focus on convening refugee and host community innovators who want to develop the best possible solutions to some of their community’s biggest challenges and if you’re a local innovator, addressing issues facing your community, expect to walk away with practical tools and resources.

Objectives
Focused on bottom-up innovation, Humanitarian Innovation Jam 2016 hopes to:

  • Identify barriers to local innovation, and needs of local innovators.
  • Analyze good practices and tools to support innovators in crisis-affected communities.
  • Rethink approaches to humanitarian innovation and understand how institutions can facilitate bottom-up innovation.

Who is allowed to attend?
Everyone is allowed to attend as long as you will benefit from the innovation and go out there and help those in need.

The event is free and runs starting from March 21st to March 23rd, go ahead and save a place for yourself.

You can make this world a better place.