Humanitarian Research and Innovation Grant Programme
The OCHA Policy Development and Studies Branch’s Humanitarian Research and Innovation Grant Programme provides small grants to encourage and support original research and writing on issues and trends relating to humanitarian needs. The Programme is currently closed.
Winners for 2014 Grants
The OCHA Policy Development and Studies Branch is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Grant Programme.
Omer Aijazi (Pakistan) - Precarious Lives, Vulnerable Bodies: Examining Social Repair in Northern Pakistan
Estelle Rolande Herimpitia (Madagascar) - Smallholder Farmers Resiliency: Economic Benefit generated from risk mitigating activities on farmers livelihoods in flood-prone areas of Madagascar
Animesh Prakash (India) - Feasibility Study of application of life towers in flood prone settlements of Odisha
Paul Sixpence (Zimbabwe) - An investigation into the effectiveness of multi-stakeholder humanitarian interventions: A case study of humanitarian responses to floods in Masvingo and Matabeleland North Provinces of Zimbabwe
Papers from Previous Winners
Caetano C. Dorea (Brazil) – Examining the Disconnect Between Research and Innovation for WASH Technologies
Brian Wei (USA) – Enhancing Entrepreneurship through Livelihood Risk Reduction: A Practitioner’s Toolkit for Upgrading Waged and Own-Account Workers’ Terms of Work in Conflict and Post-Conflict Environments
Mizan Bustanul Fuady Bisri (Indonesia) – Choose Your Partner Correctly In Emergency Response: Direction for Partnership Innovation Learned from Great East Japan Earthquake And Tsunami 2011
Ana Maria Almanza Velasquez (Colombia) – Revision of the Humanitarian Situations Risk Index
Rosa Akbari (USA) - "Reporting from the Devil’s Garden - SMS reporting systems in Tindouf Refugee camp"