About us

Innovation is humanitarian

As the protection needs of people forced to flee grow rapidly across the world, innovative solutions are required of humanitarian actors to adapt and deliver for the communities we work with and for.

UNHCR’s Innovation Service is a facilitator of this mission. Dedicated to supporting the transformation of UNHCR through experimentation, testing and scaling solutions, we invest in promising ideas in the areas of Digital Innovation, Data Innovation, Environment and Climate Action Innovation, Refugee-led Innovation, and Innovation Learning.

The Innovation Service exists to support displaced people and UNHCR colleagues in using the tools and approaches of innovation to solve pressing challenges.