Our goal is to find and accelerate life-saving or life-improving innovations to help the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people impacted by humanitarian crises caused by conflict.

Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge is a partnership of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and Global Affairs Canada, with support from Grand Challenges Canada.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID’s work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. FCDO are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Its work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands is the channel through which the Dutch Government communicates with foreign governments and international organisations. It coordinates and carries out Dutch foreign policy. Together with other countries, it works to tackle global challenges. The Department for Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid (DSH) promotes stability: it supports humanitarian assistance and reconstruction and promotes peace and security, rule of law and good governance; before, during and after crisis situations.

Global Affairs Canada is the channel through which the Government of Canada defines, shapes and advances Canada’s interests and values in a complex global environment. Global Affairs Canada manages diplomatic relations, promotes international trade and provides consular support, leading international development, humanitarian, and peace and security assistance efforts.

Grand Challenges Canada is one of the largest impact investors in Canada, primarily funded by the Government of Canada, and hosts the Humanitarian Grand Challenge staff. Grand Challenges Canada has supported a pipeline of over 1,000 innovations in more than 90 low- and middle-income countries, and Canada. 


To reach our goal, we seek connections and strategic relationships with humanitarian actors, innovators, and the private sector who will help identify, promote, and scale-up groundbreaking solutions that save and improve lives in complex emergency situations. Please email us to get in touch about partnership opportunities

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