Source2Gather is an initiative by The Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation

Our mission is to increase the impact of emergency aid through innovating with public and private partners


The Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation (DCHI) is a Coalition comprised of governmental actors, knowledge institutes, academia, businesses, and humanitarian organizations in the Netherlands who develop and scale innovative solutions to increase the impact and reduce the costs of humanitarian action.

The Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation is a dynamic movement that leverages the power of resources, expertise and capabilities in the Netherlands to support humanitarian innovation with a global impact. The Coalition is recognized and acknowledged as the driving force in the Netherlands for effective humanitarian innovation.

The Need for Humanitarian Innovation


In the last ten years the need for humanitarian assistance has grown and become more complex. The amount of funding requested through inter-agency appeals has tripled, and the number of people targeted was four times as high in 2016 compared to 2006.

Innovation is needed to meet the changing needs, increase efficiency and effectively use available resources. However, the current approach to innovation in the humanitarian domain is often inadequate. Resources for research and development are lacking, innovative solutions are developed in isolation, and success is not being shared. Too often, innovation efforts fail to build on solutions already developed elsewhere, and the people involved in these efforts, do not manage to tap into the wealth of expertise around them.

We Empower the Innovator in You 


Our goal is to advocate for transformative change in the humanitarian sector through innovation. We do this by sharing current trends and best practicesconnecting different stakeholders to encourage collaboration, and inspire the coalition with the innovative work of our partners to continue learning from one another. Ultimately, we believe through sharing insights, building alliances and continued collaboration, that together we can realize impact through innovation and improve humanitarian responses. 



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