Updated Dec 18, 2017CLOSED

The Pacific Humanitarian Challenge

Offered by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Pacific Humanitarian Challenge

Pacific countries are highly exposed to the impacts of climate change and extreme natural events. In recognition of these difficulties the challenge seeks innovative solutions, and the opportunity to prototype new ways of preparing for and responding to natural disasters. Specifically it seeks to re-think three critical challenges − the communication of needs; humanitarian logistics; and financial resilience – in responding to disasters, and to ultimately contribute to building a more resilient Pacific.
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CLOSEDFeb 14, 2016Deadline

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryFiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Nauru, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Malaysia, Tuvalu, Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Tonga
Focus AreasHousing and Infrastructure
Humanitarian Assistance
Relevance to the Region. The applicant must demonstrate and understand the particular context present in the Pacific.

Other Requirements

Management TeamTeam. The applicant has applicable technical background and has the management capability to take this innovation/solution to the implementation phase.
Potential for ScaleImpact and potential for scale. The application should demonstrate the potential to transform humanitarian response in the Pacific or build resilience.
OtherTechnical Feasibility. The application must think big, but equally be able to show that it is technically feasible.

The practicality of use. The innovation/solution meets its identified market and customer needs. There is a clear path to initial adoption and broader market adoption.
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