Humanitarian Innovation Project Launch Event

Posted:
12 November, 2012

A launch event for a new ODID project, the Humanitarian Innovation Project, takes place on Thursday November 15 and will include a panel discussion with the project's academic staff.

The event will feature the following presentations:

  • Humanitarian innovation and refugee protection - Dr Alexander Betts, University Lecturer in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and the project PI
  • Building a humanitarian innovation database - Louise Bloom, Research Officer (Engineering/Management)
  • Refugee livelihoods and private sector engagement in Uganda - Dr Naohiko Omata, Research Officer (Social Sciences)

The two-year project aims to explore ways in which product and process innovation can be used to transform refugee protection. It is funded by a $600,000 donation form Stephanie and Hunter Hunt through the Communities Foundation of Texas.

The event takes place at 5 pm in Seminar Room 3.