Emerging technology

There has been much promise of greater impact to strengthen humanitarian responses through the adoption and utilisation of new technologies. However, there are limited practical examples of technologies being taken up and integrated systematically by humanitarian actors, and fewer still resulting in significant and sustainable improvement at scale.  

Our research on emerging technology aims to review the current and emerging technology landscape and opportunity space within the humanitarian sector. It will identify the process by which these technologies are coming to the fore to tackle challenges and define trends in adoption and use of emerging technologies by humanitarian actors.  

Using a problem-led approach to technology and innovation, we can inform the design of the foresight initiative to more robustly plan for, assess, and adopt innovative technologies in response to future humanitarian priorities.  

Please contact us if you would like to find out more about the development of this work.