The Innovasjon Norge has announced a call for proposals for the 2021 Humanitarian Innovation Programme (HIP) to improve humanitarian action, that save lives, alleviate suffering and sustain people’s dignity.
HIP Norway is a grant and support mechanism, fully financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and administered by Innovation Norway.
Innovasjon Norge is looking for
HIP Norway is looking for bold ideas that seek to improve resilience against natural disasters or improve humanitarian response in crises and conflicts, specifically projects addressing issues related to:
- Cash transfer programming: Humanitarian organisations’ efforts to provide direct distribution of money rather than traditional relief items to people affected by crises.
- Green humanitarian response: Humanitarian organisations’ efforts that contribute to more sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions within the humanitarian sector.
- Health and sanitation: Humanitarian organisations’ efforts to ensure lifesaving basic health services, including prevention/control of pandemics, efforts within women’s, children’s and young people’s health, sexual and reproductive health, mental health and psycho-social support, and the provision of facilities and services for the maintenance of hygienic conditions and the safe disposal of human waste.
- Protection: Humanitarian organisations’ efforts that contribute to protecting people from violence, abuse and violation of international law due to humanitarian crises. Applications focusing on protection from sexual and gender-based violence are encouraged.
NOK 32 million is allocated to new innovation lab and scaling projects in 2021.
- Applications to the Innovation Lab scheme may range from NOK 4-6 million (or up to NOK 8 million for multiagency projects with three or more agency partners)
- Applications to the Scaling and Diffusion scheme may range from NOK 2-10 million
- UN agencies with a humanitarian mandate
- Norwegian humanitarian organisations* with an international mandate
- HIP Norway mobilises and supports humanitarian-private partnerships. The humanitarian organisation/agency is the applicant and receiver of the grant. Private companies cannot apply.
- Projects involving multiple partner organisations are encouraged. The lead applicant is the receiver of the grant and redistributes to project partners.
For more information, visit https://www.innovasjonnorge.no/no/subsites/hipnorway/apply2021/