“Building a global network of Innovation Pioneers”
The Global Innovators Accelerator aims to promote innovation in our work and create opportunities for our entrepreneurial staff and volunteers to develop and showcase ideas which are grounded in the needs of the communities they are working with. Up to 25 individuals will be selected from National Societies who will then participate as Global Pioneers for one year. They will function as a network of innovators implementing projects and designing new approaches to our work with the aim of improving humanitarian and development outcomes. The participants will have access to advanced training on innovation, they will be assigned expert coaches and mentors and other supports and they may receive some funding to try new initiatives. The initiative will help us to surface both great people and great ideas and will contribute to our capacity to move forward, adapt and lead on innovative humanitarian and development initiatives.