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Field-led programme innovation

Programme Innovation and Business in the Middle East region

The DRC innovation focus in the Middle East region targets both host-communities, refugees and others displaced persons and we work across Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Türkiye and Yemen. DRC works with Innovative Financing as well as thematic areas such as digitalization and digital employment, green business partnerships, agri-tech and climate adaptation in the region.

Innovation projects in the Middle East regionView all news

24 Aug 2023

Microinsurance Initiative for Informal Workers in the Middle East

22 Aug 2023

​ DREAM: Digital Race for Employment and Mobility ​ in Tunisia

01 Jun 2023

Yemen - Piloting Biogas as a Source of Clean Energy and Fertilizer in Partnership with Yemini Social Enterprise

01 May 2023

Digital livelihoods in the Azraq refugee camp

31 Aug 2022

Youth Employment in Tunisia - The ACREM project

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Innovative Finance in Jordan

The Refugee Investment Facility

A first-of-its kind RIF is an NGO-impact investor collaboration that will provide investments and technical assistance to local companies in displacement contexts to increase employment and employability, support better access to goods and services and enhance financial inclusion. The RIF pilot focuses on Uganda and Jordan and is funded by ECHO, the Novo Nordisk-, Hilton-, IKEA Foundations, Danida and investors.


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What is programme innovation and climate action?

Programme innovation and climate Action in DRC accelerate new ways of working, better impact and sustainable paths for the people we work for, and aim to make a strategic contribution to the humanitarian eco-system that DRC is part of. Working with wicked problems, new trends, and new approaches - DRC programme innovation support pilot, transition and scale of new solutions using technological advances, new insights and new partnerships.

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Regional Innovative Financing Coordinator - Middle East