GAHI embraces the fact that people are the best arbiters of their own futures. Change in the humanitarian system must place people and communities, paying particular attention to women and girls, at the heart of response, and empower them to lead and shape emergency response.


There is no single approach to scale that will work across different issue areas. GAHI does not have the answers; rather we facilitate and convene the work of humanitarian stakeholders in the quest for these answers.


GAHI's work must adhere to the highest possible ethical standards, and help propagate ethical and responsible innovation throughout the humanitarian community.


GAHI cherishes transparency as a core value. We will be open about our processes and about our success, our failure and the challenges we face on our journey. We will comply with all international standards for transparency – and do our best to go beyond the minimum.


GAHI is a service provider for the humanitarian community. We do not seek attention or credit for our work; we seek to help the community help people in need.

“Modern humanitarianism has developed a number of life-saving and life-improving innovations: from badges that clearly identify humanitarian volunteers in battle to satellite imagery for crisis management”