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Innovation in humanitarian aid - TVOL0020
Title: Inovace v humanitární pomoci
Guaranteed by: Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer (71-CPPT)
Faculty: Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 4
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (25)
Min. number of students: 10
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: not taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Mgr. et Mgr. Hana Kosová
Mgr. Bc. Veronika Primasová Hrubá
Mgr. Jan Böhm
Last update: Mgr. Jan Böhm (15.09.2022)
Innovation is a buzzword in all fields – and humanitarian aid is no exception. Under conditions of time pressure, limited resources, and the urgent need to save lives, it is inevitable to look for original solutions. At the same time, however, we need to avoid uncritical enthusiasm, constantly evaluate the benefits of practices, and monitor unintended negative impacts. That is why this course is here: it wants to explore current scientific knowledge and demonstrate practice of humanitarian innovators. The course addresses the topic of innovation in humanitarian aid, but its contribution is broader - it addresses the question of how to use innovation truly effectively and how to avoid unintended impacts. And the answers to these questions are useful beyond humanitarian aid. The course is held in English and in full-time.
Aim of the course
Last update: Mgr. Jan Böhm (15.09.2022)

On this course, you will:

  • Find out what the leading humanitarian organisations are working on
  • Learn to think critically about innovation
  • Better understand the opportunities and risks of technological developments
Course completion requirements
Last update: Mgr. Jan Böhm (15.09.2022)

1. Attendance - max 2 absences allowed

2. Reading and actively participating in the discussion of the class texts

3. Preparation of the final presentation

4. Completing the evaluation

Last update: Mgr. Jan Böhm (15.09.2022)
  • In the first four sessions we will look at the basic concepts underlying innovation in humanitarian aid.
  • The next four sessions are dedicated to guests from the field who will present their work.
  • Finally, students will form teams and select topics to address in their final project, in which they will develop their own presentation on their chosen topic.
  • We will present these presentations at the final meeting of the exam period.
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