The United States Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and Grand Challenges Canada have launched Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge. This challenge seeks to fund and accelerate solutions that enable life-saving or life-improving assistance to reach the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people in conflict-generated humanitarian crises.
Specifically, we seek innovations engage the private sector and involve input from the affected communities in order to provide, supply or locally generate safe water and sanitation, energy, lifesaving information, or health supplies and services to help conflict-affected people.
This Request for Proposals will fund approximately 10–15 seed projects at up to $250,000 CAD, along with basic acceleration support, over a maximum period of twenty-four (24) months. To receive seed funding, applicants must demonstrate potential relevance to, or identify potential opportunities for, collaboration with the private sector. By the end of the seed award, innovators who have demonstrated proof of concept of the idea, developed a plan for scale and sustainability, and attracted commitments from key stakeholders and partners may be invited to apply for Transition To Scale program funding. Dead line is 12th/ April/ 2018