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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’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
Innovation and Futures / Foresight Lead
Innovation and Partnerships
Global Innovation Coordinator
The questions artisan
Sr Advisor, Strategic Foresight & Innovation - Europe Region
Global Futures and Foresight Coordinator
Innovation, Youth & Volunteering
Futures and Innovation Coordinator - Asia Pacific