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The Humanitarian Innovation Project is delighted to announce the 2015 Humanitarian Innovation Conference, in partnership with the World Humanitarian Summit. Hosted at Keble College, Oxford on 17 & 18 July 2015, the theme of this year’s conference is ‘facilitating innovation’. As interest and dialogue around humanitarian innovation continues to expand, conference participants are invited to explore the challenges of creating an enabling environment for humanitarian innovation.

In the lead up to the World Humanitarian Summit, a key focus of the conference will explore how we enable innovation by and for affected communities. What does it mean to take a human-centred approach seriously, and to engage in co-creation with affected populations? It will also seek to examine what facilitation means across the wider humanitarian ecosystem, and how we can better convene the collective talents of people within and across traditional and non-traditional humanitarian actors.

Live Streaming

Selected sessions from #HIP2015 - including the opening session, keynote addresses, and all plenary panels - will be streamed live here. Visit this site to watch #HIP2015 live on 17 & 18 July, starting from 9:00am (BST) until 5:45pm (BST) each day.


Notable speakers

  • Mohamad Abdulkader Agha, IHC

  • Emily Arnold-Fernandez, Asylum Access
  • Andrew Billo, UNOCHA
  • Jeff Crisp, Refugee Studies Centre
  • Olivier Delarue, UNHCR Innovation
  • Chris Earney, UNHCR Innovation
  • Niels Harild, World Bank
  • Per Heggenes, IKEA Foundation
  • Moulid Hujale, Freelance Journalist
  • Hunter Hunt, Hunt Consolidated Energy
  • Mahsa Jafari, World Humanitarian Summit
  • Randolph Kent, King’s College London
  • Avila Kilmurray, Global Fund for Community Foundations
  • Joanna Macrae, DFID
  • Raouf Mazou, UNHCR Representative in Kenya
  • Patrick Meier, iRevolutions
  • Anita Menghetti, US Department of State
  • Nuno Nunes, IOM
  • Sara Pantuliano, Humanitarian Policy Group
  • Mike Penrose, Action Contre La Faim
  • Nathaniel Raymond, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
  • Kyla Reid, GSMA
  • Tarun Sarwal, ICRC
  • Kim Scriven, Humanitarian Innovation Fund
  • Tom Scott-Smith, University of Oxford
  • Julia Stewart-David, ECHO
  • Jackie Strecker, UNHCR
  • David Stuckler, University of Oxford
  • Jelte van Wieren, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Oisin Walton, Vodafone Foundation
  • Paul Wise, Stanford University

Registration & Call for Papers

Registration is now closed.

Registration and payment for HIP2015 is through the Oxford University Online Store, and follows their Terms & Conditions.

Call for Papers is now closed.

View the original full call for papers to learn more about #HIP2015.


See more from our #HIP2014 conference last year.

More Information

Arriving in Oxford: Visit this site for information about getting to and getting around Oxford.

Conference Venue: The conference is being held at Keble College, one of the largest of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. You can see more information about Keble and it’s location in Oxford here.

Accommodation: There is limited accommodation available at Keble College (the conference venue). Email us to find out more.

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Conference Programme

HIP2015 Programme