HIP is a research project based at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. The initial focus of our work is on refugee livelihoods innovation. HIP is generously funded by a donation from Stephanie and Hunter Hunt.  The project has a cooperation agreement with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION CONFERENCE 2014

“It is unacceptable that many refugees are left indefinitely dependent on international assistance, deprived of the right to work or freedom of movement. By developing a bottom-up approach to humanitarian innovation, we aim to support sustainable, market-based solutions that build upon refugees’ own skills, aspirations and entrepreneurship”

Dr Alexander Betts, Director, Humanitarian Innovation Project

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New HIP review on an online collaborative innovation platform piloted at UNHCR

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This section - ‘HIP Solutions’ - offers an insight into some of the humanitarian solutions we have come across during our research.

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The mission of the WakaWaka Foundation is to provide safe, sustainable and self-sufficient energy and light solutions to lift the…

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Taking an idea that germinated from his experience working with refugee aid organizations, Patrick developed Uhuru Mobile.  Uhuru is a…

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In the busy market of Juro, one of the key trading centres inside Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Michael…

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