Each humanitarian situation, emergency or long-term, has its own characteristics and needs. There may be multiple needs and multiple solutions from a toolbox of resources. Over time these needs may evolve, change or be superseded by new needs.
All iAID programs consider harnessing and maximizing the potential of technological innovations.
An iAID program is always born out our fact-based methodology where needs are mapped, communities are consulted and the challenges are organized into categories. Our efforts are always focused on critical needs first (which may not always involve a technological solution), while in parallel we investigate the innovative technological solutions that can address the next tier challenges.
Our work primarily focuses on the first 10 of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDG) outlined by the United Nations in 2015, with the unifying thread being a commitment to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions as the indispensable requirement for sustainable development.
Our programs may include, but are not limited to providing:
- Robust and appropriate shelter to protect communities and families from different kinds of weather conditions, especially severe weather
- Climatic support in times of extreme conditions such as heating and cooling for shelters
- Access to telecommunication services, particularly in emergency situations
- Health and medical support including tele-medicine
- Access to a reliable source of food and nutrition both through direct supplies and through agricultural support including climate-smart agricultural practices and drip irrigation
- Access to clean energy and clean water and sanitation, at a personal level (from solar lighting to water purification to clean-burning indoor stoves to toilet amenities) and larger-scale community level such as solar panel fields
- Search and rescue tools for first responders to find lost and injured people and track and monitor population movement such unmanned aerial vehicles, sensors and warning systems
- Protective clothing and other items required in special emergency response situations like the Ebola outbreak
- Coordination systems to assist the humanitarian aid community and first responders to best serve in times of emergency
- Education and training to empower local communities to manage and grow programs directly over the long term.
Read more about our Emergency Response capabilities here.
Some of our recent projects…
As iAID only came into being in 2017 we have not yet focused on seeking seed funding for specific programs. However, due to the reputation of our team, even though it is early days, iAID has already run several missions for private donors.
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