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May 28th, 2024: The latest issue of Proparco's magazine features an in-depth interview with Juan Luis Coderque Galligo, senior advisor to the HIFHUB, on his insights and experiences from the forefront of exploring innovative partnering and financing solutions at the humanitarian-development-peace nexus in fragile and conflict-affected settings. Read the entire interview on p 38 - 43 via the link above.

May 17th, 2024: The HIFHUB is recruiting an Innovative Finance Advisor to help the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement go beyond traditional grants. Apply your financial skills to make a positive impact and work with a global team dedicated to supporting vulnerable communities. More information to be found in this vacancy announcement where applications can also be submitted.

April 16th, 2024: HIFHUB's first Annual Report: Highlights of 2023 is published, reflecting on a year filled with achievements, challenges, and learning. Last year, we embarked on an ambitious journey to connect humanitarian innovative finance of the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement in a Hub. Hosted by the Danish Red Cross and co-sponsored by the Kenya Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the HIFHUB is a platform for fostering partnerships, enhancing knowledge, and shaping the future of financing humanitarian action.

March 12th, 2024 - Humanitarian Finance Forum hosts a Virtual spotlight event discussing the Red Cross and Red Crescent Innovative Finance Report. Hosted and facilitated by colleagues Simon Meldrum from the Humanitarian Finance Forum, and Anna Beck De Francesco and Jörgen Bengtsson from the Swedish Red Cross! Read more here

January 28th, 2024 - HIFHUB's 1 year old

November 21st, 2023 - On 29 Nov the HIFHUB will be hosting a brown bag session for Red Cross/Red Crescent National Societies. Focus will be on how NSs can relate to Humanitarian Innovative Finance, drawing upon the findings of a recent report. The session will be on 29 November 12:50-14:00 CET - find detailed info here, including link to the sign-up page.

November, 2023 - The Swedish Red Cross recently completed a report looking at how Red Cross/Red Crescent National Societies can relate to Humanitarian Innovative Finance. Based on this, the HIFHUB will organise a Brown bag session on 29 November, focusing on key findings and a practical example of innovative financing. More info will be distributed shortly to the HIFHUB mailing list and other relevant fora (if you are not already following us, please do so here).  

September, 2023 - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), in collaboration with global professional services firm Aon, Lloyd’s Disaster Risk Facility and the Centre for Disaster Protection, has announced a pioneering approach to disaster response: A groundbreaking risk transfer mechanism to ensure swift and agile support is available when a disaster occurs, channelled through the IFRC Disaster Response Emergency Fund. 

June, 2023 - The HIFHUB took part in the Global Innovation Summit hosted by IFRC and Kenya Red Cross Society. We successfully hosted the session 'Innovative Finance – what is it, and what’s in it for National Societies? See our LinkedIn post on it here.  

June 22nd, 2023 - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), with partners from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, launched a publication on a financing model known as the Rapid Disbursing Debt Conversion Mechanism (RDDCM). It potentially addresses a range of the humanitarian consequences faced by people and communities affected by compounding crises, including conflict: By facilitating rapid release of local currency in an affected country, resources are mobilized for National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and critical assistance can be provided to affected populations. Read more here.

March 22nd, 2023 - LAUNCH: Our Innovative Finance Challenge is now open! Prior to the IFRC Global Innovation Summit in Nairobi this June, the HIFHUB together with the Solferino Academy launched a global challenge. Winners receive a fully-funded spot at the Global Innovation Summit - an opportunity to present their project at the summit - and technical support from the HIFHUB to develop the project further. See how and when to submit applications right here.

March 09th, 2023 - [RECRUITMENT IN PROCESS]: We are looking for an Innovative Finance Adviser to join our team! Please help us spread the word via LinkedIn, and check out the job ad here. Do not hesitate to reach out for more info or simply apply if it looks like a match.

January 26th, 2023 - Call for Collaboration. The Call for Collaboration was the official launch of the HIFHUB. Participants from RC/RC all over the world took part. Find materials from the event here - or go straight to the summary here.

January 24th, 2023 - The HIFHUB is preparing to host its official Call for Collaboration, gathering participants from National Societies, the IFRC, and the ICRC.

January 1st, 2023 - Happy New Year from the HIFHUB! 2023 will be a year of new partnerships and exciting projects and we hope to see you as we continue our grow!

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The HIFHUB is an initiative by the Danish Red Cross for the benefit of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (RC/RC) Movement, in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).                   

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