Key Trends from the Inaugural Round of the GSMA Disaster Response Innovation Fund
In September 2017, with support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the GSMA launched the Disaster Response Innovation Fund, which aims to catalyse partnerships that are driving innovations seeking to improve the interface between those affected by disaster and crises and those providing assistance, whether humanitarian agencies, NGOs, governments or private organisations.
Successful applicants will be announced in mid-2018. Key insights from the grantees will be captured and disseminated to enhance industry knowledge of innovative use cases. Subsequent rounds of the Fund will be launched in 2018 and 2019. In this report, we highlight key insights based on a primary analysis of concept note data received from applicants.