RED Innovation is the humanitarian crowdsourcing community that we manage for the International Committee of the Red Cross. This is a re-post of my most recent blog there. And also an invitation to you to join up if you want to contribute to helping the victims of violence.
As we enter 2016 let’s look back and congratulate ourselves on what we achieved on RED Innovation in the first 9 months. First, some numbers!
In sorting out which ideas would be developed there were inspirational leaps, amalgamations of ideas and many builds and suggestions. After a stimulating workshop at Geneva HQ, we uploaded prototypes for how these new ideas can be taken forward as practical real-world solutions. Here’s the status of those prototypes:
As well as answering specific needs, one other positive result of Red Innovation is the number of new useful contacts and relationships that have been formed, both across the movement and with other organisations. The platform has created conversations across the movement between Geneva and Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, US, New Zealand, UK, Nepal, Liberia, Afghanistan and India and has raised awareness of issues such as urban violence and sexual violence against men.
Not bad for the first 9 months! This year we aim grow our commnity and get from Need to Prototype even quicker and to repeat the process for new needs and challenges several times. We hope to have you with us!