Busting a Myth: There’s very often not an app for that!

Busting a Myth: There’s very often not an app for that!

Peak ‘There’s an app for that’. During the Europe ‘crisis’ of 2015 we experienced a huge surge in volunteer resources, many people wanting to volunteer came with great software/app development skills. At this time, refugees faced significant communication gaps, and...
Audio-Based Communication: Radio, Listening Groups, and Beyond

Audio-Based Communication: Radio, Listening Groups, and Beyond

The purpose of this blog series is to encourage people to begin their own grassroots humanitarian projects. By sharing my own experiences with Zaatari Radio I hope I can inspire as many other people as possible to take action and begin their own innovative projects....
Closing the Feedback Loop: The Quest for a Quick Fix

Closing the Feedback Loop: The Quest for a Quick Fix

Spoiler alert: There isn’t one. Closing the feedback loop is notoriously challenging. To correct and adapt our programming, we need to understand what doesn’t work, who it doesn’t work for, and what improvements or alternatives are needed. Based on this information,...
Grassroots Humanitarian Projects: How to Get Started

Grassroots Humanitarian Projects: How to Get Started

Have you ever wanted to start a humanitarian project from the ground-up, but didn’t know how to start? Gaining experience in the humanitarian field can be a difficult task, particularly within large NGOs where employment spaces are not only extremely competitive but...
How we can better support innovation in emergencies

How we can better support innovation in emergencies

Looking back: how did we do in Uganda? At the beginning of this year, we wanted to take a critical look at our engagement with the Uganda operation. The Uganda operation was one we invested in heavily as a team, having supported through four missions and on-going...
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