Building more just humanitarian futures

UNHCR’s Project Unsung is a speculative storytelling project that brings together creative collaborators from around the world to help reimagine the humanitarian sector.

Technology is for People

For UNHCR’s Innovation Service, accessibility will be considered innovation until it is the accepted standard.

Storytelling as innovation

Learn how we’re using storytelling to create new narratives that drive culture change and ideas that can better support displaced communities.

The Art of Innovation

Discover the work of the artists and illustrators who visualise UNHCR’s innovation transformation.

Community-based solutions to displacement

Three projects that use co-design approaches to address the needs of displaced people across Ecuador.

Learn about UNHCR’s Innovation Fellowship

The Fellowship is a 12-month learning programme for UNHCR’s workforce, focused on building innovation skills.

Refugees, inclusion and the digital age

UNHCR can’t achieve its ultimate goal of helping to fully integrate people if they are disconnected.

UNHCR’s Innovation Service is committed to creating an enabling environment for innovation to flourish in UNHCR by equipping staff with the knowledge, resources, and skills needed to ensure that they can increasingly draw on structured innovation to solve the most pressing challenges.

We create safe spaces for experimentation to take place in field operations, as well as at Headquarters, whilst instilling a future-oriented approach into how we solve problems.


At UNHCR, communication is a critical tool for making innovation accessible, shining a light on bright spots and promising practices, and creating new paths for organizational and systems change. More importantly, communication and conversations about innovation can help people generate a common understanding of what innovation is and who gets to be an innovator. This space brings you an honest look at what humanitarian innovation looks like in practice at UNHCR.


UNHCR Innovation Service’s new blog brings you a transparent looks at what humanitarian innovation looks like in practice for (and with) refugees.
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