Resilience, Peace and Security

Scaling solutions for humanitarian impact: The Humanitarian and Resilience Investing (HRI) approach

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With over 1 billion people living in fragile settings across the world, and 274 million people in need of humanitarian assistance this year, the need to find new ways to increase resilience and drive sustainable humanitarian impact has never been greater.

Humanitarian and Resilience Investing (HRI) is capital invested in ways that measurably benefit communities and strengthen economies in humanitarian and fragile contexts, while creating a financial return. It is a new approach to complement established humanitarian action or interventions with market-driven solutions that provide long-term and sustainable impact on vulnerable people and economies.

This session brings together leaders of key organisations in the HRI ecosystem to reflect on the potential of public and private collaboration for sustainable humanitarian impact and announce the launch of a challenge on UpLink.

Watch this livestreamed session on this page on 6 October 2022 at 15:30 – 16:00 CEST.

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Raj Kumar, Founding president and Editor-in-Chief, Devex

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Borge Brende, President, World Economic Forum

Sara Pantuliano, Chief Executive, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Bernhard Kowatsch, Head, Innovation Accelerator, World Food Programme

Ziad Hussami, Chief Executive Officer, Mrüna

Mads Uhlin Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, Kube Energy

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