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Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund

These innovation funds support innovative digital solutions which aid crises responses and build resilience against humanitarian challenges. On this page, you’ll find details of current and previous innovation funds related to Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation (M4H).

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Humanitarian Challenges

This round of the Fund is searching for start-ups, SMEs and social enterprises that leverage mobile and digital technology to pilot and scale solutions that address humanitarian challenges in low- and middle-income countries. Successful applicants will be announced later in 2024.

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

This round of the Fund focuses on providing support to scale innovative solutions that leverage mobile digital technology to help anticipate potential humanitarian impacts and enable effective early response. By focusing on the important theme of anticipatory action the Fund will contribute towards the minimisation of humanitarian impacts and the improvement of preparedness in the face of sudden-onset crises.  


The M4H Innovation Fund Round 3: Long-term sustainability and scalability

The third round of the M4H Fund focuses on supporting projects which provide solutions to challenges associated with forced displacement and complex humanitarian emergencies. The third round concentrates on collaborative partnerships, and solutions that demonstrate long-term sustainability and scalability beyond this grant.

Round 3 grantees:

The M4H Innovation Fund Round 2: Complex emergencies and forced displacement

The second round of the M4H Fund focuses on providing support to: test new technical solutions; catalyse ideas to improve or transform institutional systems; and/or to enable solutions to empower, assist or protect individuals and communities affected by complex emergencies and forced displacement.

Round 2 grantees:

The M4H Innovation Fund Round 1: Disaster response

The first round of the M4H Fund focuses on providing support to help to test or scale innovative ideas which support responses to natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies.

Round 1 grantees:

This initiative is currently funded by UK International Development from the UK government and is supported by the GSMA and its members.
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