The Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation (GAHI) is a network comprised of governmental actors, knowledge institutes, businesses and humanitarian organizations, bringing together a unique combination of resources, expertise and capabilities.

Our mission is to build a better world. to leave no one behind. To stand for the poorest and the most vulnerable in the name of global peace and social justice.

Ban Ki-moon

Former United Nations Secretary-General


The ambition of the GAHI is to achieve higher impact and efficiency through innovation in humanitarian action. Innovation enables the humanitarian system to do more, for more people, at a lower cost. By focusing on addressing challenges no single actor would be capable of addressing on their own, GAHI limits duplication and ensures multiplication of impact.


To deliver on this ambition, the GAHI connects, mobilizes, and amplifies. The GAHI connects by matching problems to people that might solve them, mobilizes social, intellectual, and financial resources, and amplifies by sharing knowledge of what works.

Promote a strong focus on innovation, specialization and consolidation in the humanitarian sector.

Initiating Members

Philips Foundation Frog OCHA Box IIHA DCHI Access 2 Innocation Start Network The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg World Humanitarian Summit Centre for Innovation Australian Aid World Vision uk aid Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands World Food Programme Microsoft humanitarian design bureau Atma AirBNB Mercy Corps Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark UNDP adrrn nethope unicef humanity-road cisco human surge