The Global Humanitarian Lab is a unique cross-sector platform accelerating humanitarian innovation

 We are focused on finding and scaling solutions to common humanitarian challenges, such as improving the efficiency of humanitarian action, empowering local actors and affected populations to innovate and launch their own solutions, and restore dignity to survivors of humanitarian crises.

“At least 128 million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2017.”

Stephen O’Brien Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator , UNOCHA

$23 Billion

is needed by UN agencies in 2017 to respond to humanitarian needs


43% Shortfall

In 2016 only 57% of the $22.1 Billion for humanitarian projects was made available.

“The work of the Global Humanitarian Lab will be critical in leveraging new forms of collaboration, new solutions, and new processes.”

Peter Maurer President , International Committee of the Red Cross, and Chairperson of GHL Governing Board

By bringing together the humanitarian world, the private sector and the academic and scientific worlds, the Global Humanitarian Lab creates innovative collaborations and partnerships that address common challenges experienced by humanitarian actors and disaster affected communities.

GHL enables affected populations, social entrepreneurs, small businesses and digital volunteer communities to create their own innovative solutions, or adapt proven models to humanitarian challenges.

To achieve our vision, the GHL partnership focuses on three strategic areas:

Contact Info.


Global Humanitarian Lab

Campus Biotech
Chemin des Mines 9 

1202 Geneva

+41  (0) 78 740 33 89


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