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IFRC INNOVATION

IFRC Background

Together, we act before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. We do so without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.

Guided by Strategy 2020 – our collective plan of action to tackle the major humanitarian and development challenges of this decade – we are committed, in this fast-changing world, to ‘saving lives and changing minds.’

Our strength is in our volunteer network, our community-based expertise and our ability to give a global voice to vulnerable people. By improving humanitarian standards, working as partners in development, responding to disasters, supporting healthier and safer communities, we help reduce vulnerabilities, strengthen resilience and foster a culture of peace around the world.

Find out more of what we do here.

IFRC Innovation

IFRC’s global innovation team promotes and develops strategies and tactics aimed at transforming business as usual. Our team works to localize a range of innovation and futures approaches ensuring that organizations and programs remain agile while cultivating an anticipatory mindset to meet the needs of vulnerable communities. We collaborate with National Societies to build frameworks, processes, and projects that use the future as a resource to start creating change today. Our futures and innovation initiatives act to question the status quo and we challenge values, beliefs, and notions of what is appropriate.

We recently launched The Solferino Academy, which is a futures and foresight “think and do tank” offering tools and methods such as horizon scanning, trend and emerging issues analysis, and scenario planning. Ultimately, our team promotes learning and collaboration to ensure that we are moving closer to our preferred future.

Meet the team

Shaun Hazeldine

Shaun Hazeldine

Innovation and Futures / Foresight Lead

The Boss

Nathan Cooper

Nathan Cooper

Innovation and Partnerships

The Cooperator

Ramya Gopalan

Ramya Gopalan

Global Innovation Coordinator

The questions artisan 

Niels Juel

Niels Juel

Sr Advisor, Strategic Foresight & Innovation - Europe Region

Project Master

John Sweeney

John Sweeney

Global Futures and Foresight Coordinator

Futures Awesomeness 

Joyce Kofi

Joyce Kofi

Innovation, Youth & Volunteering

Youth champion

Aarathi Krishnan

Aarathi Krishnan

Futures and Innovation Coordinator - Asia Pacific

The experimenter 

Carlos Alvarez

Carlos Alvarez

Innovation Communications

Comms wizard

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