For Every New Challenge, there is an Opportunity

Source2Gather is a collaborative platform created by DCHI, that offers an insight into innovative responses to COVID-19. The aim is to inspire, inform and engage humanitarian professionals and entrepreneurs, and empower those of us who think in opportunities in the midst of a crisis.

Let’s continue building this platform as new solutions emerge. Join our growing community of innovators by showcasing your projects that are tackling identified problems, or submit new challenges you would like an outside-in perspective for.

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Best Humanitarian Challenge Competition 2020: DCHI & ImpactCity Finalists

 

DCHI and ImpactCity strongly believe in the power of collaborating across different sectors, and so have joined forces to award €10,000 to the best humanitarian challenge! Humanitarian organisations were challenged to clearly articulate a problem they wish to tackle in a short video pitch, and why they would benefit from collaboration. Check out the finalists below!

Competition Finalist Challenges

Featured Call to Action: Humanitarian Modern Energy Challenges

For the coming weeks, we are calling on collaborators to engage with us on the Humanitarian Energy transition. 12 organisations have published specific challenges they are facing in the field of sustainable energy, and are looking for partners to offer their input.

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Recently shared challenges

AcceleratePK & doctHER: Access to Health Facilities for Adolescent Women

Exclusion of women from society is reflected in schools where lack of access to health facilities for adolescent women often serves as a major barrier to school attendance. Join AcceleratePK and doctHERs in changing that by utilizing technology to address this challenge!

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Hable One B.V: Re-integrating visually impaired refugees into society

Working with digital devices is crucial. It is needed to create meaningful connections, for education or to find a job. For blind refugees, this is extremely hard. We want to help visually impaired refugees re-integrate into society by teaching them to work with digital devices.

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Help a Child International: Nile Plastics Cattle Camp School

How might we help the resident of Bor town get access to better education for their children instead of keeping the in the cattle camp? Bor town resident have no access to school for their children and we are looking for ways which we can avail school to these children.

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Recently shared solutions

Introduction of an eco-and socially responsible energy source 

Introduction of an eco-and socially responsible energy source which Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Cylinders, burners, cookstoves and fuels. The aim of our activities is for complete transitioning of households from biomass and firewood fuel to sources of energy that have less impact on the environment of Nigeria.

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Clean energy access of clean Cookstoves and briquettes to Kakuma refugees camp

We have on going activity of providing clean Cookstoves and fuel (briquettes) to the Kakuma camp refugees and host communities. It’s a program started way back in 2018 through SNV support to ensure clean carbon free household fuels are adopted it’s cheap, carbon free and saves cost to the refugees.

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MY WASTE MY ENERGY

My Waste My Energy produces “My Waste My Energy Rice Husk Briquettes”, a green, cheap, and viable substitute for fuelwood by converting 300,000 metric tons of rice husk waste from Benue State into energy for cooking and heating.

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Themes

Hygiene and medical supplies

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Information sharing

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Education

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Promotion of new behaviour

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Impact on vulnerable populations

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Modern Energy

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Humanitarian Challenge Competition Finalists

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Disclaimer

Source2Gather is a platform initiated by DCHI and its community. The platform is currently in beta and we are discovering and developing together with our users. The solutions are to inspire and inform, and have not all been tested in relation to COVID-19. Please share your feedback and ideas with us.