Innovating to Overcome Humanitarian Crisis
The GOAL Programme Innovation Lab, GOAL Lab, is a dynamic and collaborative unit established by GOAL to foster innovation within GOAL's programmes and to promote this work both internally and externally with the wider development and humanitarian community.
The GOAL Lab is an open space that facilitates collaboration and partnership between innovation champions inside GOAL and key strategic external partners.
GOAL works on building resilient public and community health systems that not only respond to the needs of the communities they serve but also address the underlying causes of poor health outcomes.
In resilient health, we contribute to strengthening crisis-affected health systems through analysis, partnership and preparedness, emphasising WASH, maternal and child health, including nutrition.
Innovation Lab Resource
News: GOAL-developed COVID-19 infant nutrition guidelines in operation at Ethiopia’s refugee camps Construcción y validación de una Escala de Resiliencia Comunitaria Frente a Amenazas Naturales (Spanish) Using Analysis of Resilience of Communities to Disaster Toolkit (ARC-D) Toolkit for Measuring Community Resilience to Disasters Assessing Community Disaster Resilience in Flood-Prone Areas of Bangladesh: From a Gender Lens Case Study: Analysis of Resilience of Communities to Disaster Toolkit (ARC-D) application in Niger Case Study: Analysis of Resilience of Communities to Disaster Toolkit (ARC-D) application in Miraville Watch: 15th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA15): Multiple tools on resilience measurement Q&A: Why resilience is key to improved delivery of aid Practitioner approaches to measuring community resilience: The analysis of the resilience of communities to disasters toolkit Analysis of Resilience of Communities to Disaster Toolkit (ARC-D) Toolkit Brochure (Spanish) Analysis of Resilience of Communities to Disaster Toolkit (ARC-D) Toolkit Brochure (English) Analysis of Resilience of Communities to Disaster Toolkit (ARC-D) Tookit 1st edition (Spanish) Resilience for Social Systems (R4S) User Guidance Manual Resilience for Systems (R4S) Approach Brochure (English)
GOAL Humanitarian Innovation Fund
To support and encourage promising innovations within GOAL programmes, GOAL launched the Humanitarian Innovation Fund in 2022.
We would like to thank all entries and congratulate this year's winners:
- Token Tap for Hand Pumps - Uganda: A low-cost and low-tech innovation for accessing water from hand pumps
- Promoting Climate Resilient Urban Sanitation through Community-Based Waste Management Systems: Phase 2 - Sierra Leone
- Zim Men Connect - Zimbabwe: An informative and interactive app on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for men and adolescent boys
From Crisis to Resilience
The innovative series explores the emerging lessons, innovations and best practices for building resilience in the most challenging of environments - fragile and conflict affected contexts.
Learning and investing in resilience at various stages, and within critical socio-economic systems, is crucial to ensuring the preservation of gains in the well-being and development of people in the face of shocks, and to shift from humanitarian assistance towards long term resilient development.
In 2022 the webinar series explored 'Localisation for Resilient Health Systems' and 'Inclusive Early Warning and Response Systems.'
GOAL's From Crisis to Resilience webinar series will return in 2023. Sign up to our mailing list and be the first to hear more.
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