Humanitarian Innovation Conference 2015

The Humanitarian Innovation Project hosted the 2015 Humanitarian Innovation Conference in Oxford on 17 & 18 July, in partnership with the World Humanitarian Summit.

In the lead up to the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, conference participants worked together to explore and discuss the challenges of creating an enabling environment for humanitarian innovation.

This second annual conference on humanitarian innovation contributed to the expansion of a broader 'humanitarian innovation network' that was established last year, offering a space to discuss possible ways forward for enabling and facilitating innovation 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.     



Notable speakers

  • Mohamad Abdulkader Agha
  • Anita Menghetti
    US Department of State
  • Emily Arnold-Fernandez
    Asylum Access
  • Nuno Nunes
  • Andrew Billo
  • Sara Pantuliano
    Humanitarian Policy Group
  • Jeff Crisp
    Refugee Studies Centre
  • Mike Penrose
    Action Contre La Faim
  • Olivier Delarue
    UNHCR Innovation
  • Nathaniel Raymond
    Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
  • Niels Harild
    World Bank
  • Kyla Reid
  • Per Heggenes
    IKEA Foundation
  • Tarun Sarwal
  • Moulid Hujale
    Freelance Journalist
  • Kim Scriven
    Humanitarian Innovation Fund
  • Hunter Hunt
    Hunt Consolidated Energy
  • Tom Scott-Smith
    University of Oxford
  • Mahsa Jafari
    World Humanitarian Summit
  • Julia Stewart-David
  • Randolph Kent
    King’s College London
  • Jackie Strecker
  • Avila Kilmurray
  • David Stuckler
    University of Oxford
  • Joanna Macrae
  • Jelte van Wieren
    Dutch MFA
  • Raouf Mazou
    UNHCR Representative in Kenya
  • Oisin Walton
    Vodafone Foundation
  • Patrick Meier
  • Paul Wise
    Stanford University

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HIP2015 Conference Overview

Watch highlights from the 2015 Humanitarian Innovation Conference

Participant Experiences @ HIP2015

Participants at the 2015 Humanitarian Innovation Conference share their experiences and perspectives on the event.

Better Shelter @ HIP2015

At HIP2015, Better Shelter built and displayed their innovative housing solution for displaced families. Funded by the IKEA Foundation, Better Shelter seeks to achieve change at scale in a financially self-sustainable way.

HIP2015 - Opening Address

Watch the opening address on the first day of the 2015 Humanitarian Innovation Conference, 17 July 2015.

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From the 2015 Humanitarian Innovation Conference

"By bringing together operational people, academics, people that are thinking in policy terms - we can really elevate the discussion to think about how to define the concept of humanitarian innovation in a more appropriate way."

Dr Sara Pantuliano
Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute