About IHC

STRATEGY

CONNECT
CENTER OF GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN NETWORK AND EVENTS

The International Humanitarian City in Dubai is a coordinator and a host of national, regional and global humanitarian events in support of IHC members, including donor pledging conferences and appeals on behalf of the United Nations. IHC members have access to a common area with various venues to promote exchange of know-how, best practice, and experience in relief and emergency response.

IHC is a global hub where humanitarian agencies network and connect, enabling members to conduct training in crisis management, fieldwork simulations, and workshops on storage of aid items, procurement, and shipping.

INNOVATE
SHAPER OF GLOBAL THINKING ON THE HUMANITARIAN SECTOR

The International Humanitarian City focuses on supporting cutting edge research in the humanitarian field, incubating innovative humanitarian projects and establishing a global humanitarian knowledge e-portal. These strategic priorities position IHC as a global leader in humanitarian action with the aim of:

  • Connecting humanitarian professionals and organizations to sources of information and knowledge,
  • Creating a platform to engage the private sector,
  • Fostering innovation and incubating research,
  • Supporting education and training on humanitarian action,
  • Raising funds and awareness about needs, and
  • Sharing with the public the World Humanitarian Forum accomplishments

PARTNER
CHANNEL BETWEEN THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND THE HUMANITARIAN FIELD

The International Humanitarian City brings the private sector into the humanitarian space through coordinating humanitarian response activities with the private sector. Many strategic initiatives and partnerships have thus taken shape in this context, including the Global Humanitarian Impact Fund (GHIF) and the Private Sector Frontiers Roundtable Series.

The Private Sector Frontiers Roundtable Series

The Private Sector Frontiers Roundtable Series focuses on how to strengthening the role of the private sector in humanitarian assistance as well as building partnerships with the sector across the UAE. It is a forum to discuss ideas, explore fresh thoughts, offer recommendations to overcome challenges, pilot initiatives, and allow the formation of sustainable partnerships. Each session tackles the responsibility and role of a different industry within the private sector, paving the way for companies to support social and humanitarian action in the best way possible.

The roundtables introduce potential areas where the private sector could offer support (talent, expertise, technology, finance) across the whole value chain of humanitarian assistance. It also addresses the challenges currently preventing sustainable partnerships (regulation, awareness, incentives, etc.) and recommends initiatives to increase the humanitarian scope of work of the private sector.