IASC Panel Discussion on the Global Humanitarian Lab

IASC Panel Discussion on the Global Humanitarian Lab

May
19
2016
15:00 to 16:30
in Geneva
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Add to Calendarhttp://interagencystandingcommittee.org/geneva-iasc-events/meetings/iasc-panel-discussion-global-humanitarian-lab05-19-2016 11:00:0005-19-2016 12:30:0035IASC Panel Discussion on the Global Humanitarian LabEvent overview The GHL is a partnership of leading humanitarian organisations, public and private sectors and other networks. It incubates, makes and accelerates innovative solutions that address common problems of affected populations and the humanitarian community. With its incubator, fab lab, and accelerator pillars, the GHL functions as an enabler leveraging local and global capacity. Biography of presenters Olivier Delarue: At UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Olivier Delarue leads UNHCR Innovation, a multi-year effort seeking to foster and support creative problem-solving, experimentation, and new kinds of partnerships in responding to delivery and programmatic challenges faced in UNHCR field operations. Olivier also co-founded the UN Innovation Network in 2013 together with UNICEF and WFP which now features more than 18 UN agencies working together in harnessing the power of innovation process. From 2015 to 2016 participated to the World Humanitarian Summit process as member of the Pillar Transformation through Innovation and is leading the creation of the Global Humanitarian Lab (GHL) which will launch in May 2016 in Geneva and globally. Before UNHCR Innovation, he lead the development of UNHCR International Corporate Partnerships portfolio expanding it from $750,000 to $35m of fund generated annually by corporate partners. He was responsible for collaboration with global partners such as Google, Facebook, HP, Microsoft/Skype, Nike, UPS and Yahoo! as well as developing the UNHCR private sector corporate engagement in 9 priority countries through a newly developed global corporate partnerships strategy and launching with Nike the ninemillion.org campaign for boosting education, access to technology and sports for refugee children. In his fundraising capacity Olivier has directly generated over $160m from the private sector for refugees and counting. He also represented UNHCR in Switzerland and Liechtenstein (2001-2005). This followed a 3 year assignment in Rome with the World Food Programme (WFP) and 2 years in the field working for UNHCR from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Great Lakes region as well as 3 years in Bassikounou Mauritania, where he helped to care for 80,000 Malian refugees in the middle of the Sahara desert and experienced first-hand the complex reality of refugee protection delivery in deep field locations. Olivier is a vocal advocate of innovation as agent of change, public-private collaboration as a means of empowering refugees through innovation solutions that leverage the private sector's unique skills, expertise and resources for reducing the syndrome of dependence and increasing dignity of refugees while in forced displacement situations. ​ David Ott: David Ott is a serial maker in parallel to a digital professional. He is working for the International Committee of the Red Cross for which he’s explored the past two years the potential of digital fabrication technologies, the maker culture and crowdsourcing. Recently David has been developing the Global Humanitarian Lab, a partnership of humanitarian organisations, public- and private-sector entities, networks, and the crowd to develop humanitarian solutions. For further information on GHL please visit the official website www.globalhumanitarianlab.org Geneva, UNHCRfalseMM/DD/YYYY

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Event overview

The GHL is a partnership of leading humanitarian organisations, public and private sectors and other networks. It incubates, makes and accelerates innovative solutions that address common problems of affected populations and the humanitarian community. With its incubator, fab lab, and accelerator pillars, the GHL functions as an enabler leveraging local and global capacity.

Biography of presenters

Olivier Delarue: At UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Olivier Delarue leads UNHCR Innovation, a multi-year effort seeking to foster and support creative problem-solving, experimentation, and new kinds of partnerships in responding to delivery and programmatic challenges faced in UNHCR field operations. Olivier also co-founded the UN Innovation Network in 2013 together with UNICEF and WFP which now features more than 18 UN agencies working together in harnessing the power of innovation process. From 2015 to 2016 participated to the World Humanitarian Summit process as member of the Pillar Transformation through Innovation and is leading the creation of the Global Humanitarian Lab (GHL) which will launch in May 2016 in Geneva and globally.

Before UNHCR Innovation, he lead the development of UNHCR International Corporate Partnerships portfolio expanding it from $750,000 to $35m of fund generated annually by corporate partners. He was responsible for collaboration with global partners such as Google, Facebook, HP, Microsoft/Skype, Nike, UPS and Yahoo! as well as developing the UNHCR private sector corporate engagement in 9 priority countries through a newly developed global corporate partnerships strategy and launching with Nike the ninemillion.org campaign for boosting education, access to technology and sports for refugee children. In his fundraising capacity Olivier has directly generated over $160m from the private sector for refugees and counting. He also represented UNHCR in Switzerland and Liechtenstein (2001-2005). This followed a 3 year assignment in Rome with the World Food Programme (WFP) and 2 years in the field working for UNHCR from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Great Lakes region as well as 3 years in Bassikounou Mauritania, where he helped to care for 80,000 Malian refugees in the middle of the Sahara desert and experienced first-hand the complex reality of refugee protection delivery in deep field locations. Olivier is a vocal advocate of innovation as agent of change, public-private collaboration as a means of empowering refugees through innovation solutions that leverage the private sector's unique skills, expertise and resources for reducing the syndrome of dependence and increasing dignity of refugees while in forced displacement situations.

David Ott: David Ott is a serial maker in parallel to a digital professional. He is working for the International Committee of the Red Cross for which he’s explored the past two years the potential of digital fabrication technologies, the maker culture and crowdsourcing. Recently David has been developing the Global Humanitarian Lab, a partnership of humanitarian organisations, public- and private-sector entities, networks, and the crowd to develop humanitarian solutions.

For further information on GHL please visit the official website www.globalhumanitarianlab.org

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City
Geneva
Venue
UNHCR