Our new focus area on Disability and Older Age Inclusion, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), will explore the barriers to and support opportunities for the inclusion of older people and people with disabilities in humanitarian response.

This Challenge is focused on understanding the barriers faced by older people and people with disabilities when it comes to accessing and meaningfully participating in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) humanitarian programming.

Projects will be at the Problem Recognition stage of the innovation process and will aim to provide a comprehensive and developed understanding of the barriers to inclusion faced by older people and people with disabilities in a specific humanitarian context.

  • Elrha welcomes applications from any legally registered entity (e.g., INGO, NGO, UN, academic, private company).
  • Successful applicants must work in partnership with a humanitarian actor.
  • Wherever it is possible, applicants should develop meaningful partnerships with local organizations to support implementation; in particular, with local humanitarian actors and civil society groups (organizations of people with disabilities (OPDs) and older people’s associations (OPAs)).
  • Any partnerships can be indicative at the Expression of Interest (EOI) stage but must be formalized when applicant’s full application is submitted if their proposal is shortlisted.
How to Apply

For online application and more information, please visit Innovation Challenge.