Expression of Interest
The Pinnovation Academy; To Encourage Institutionalization of Filipino (Pinoy) Innovation is delighted to announce its Call for Expression of Interest. This opportunity invites people’s organizations across the Philippines to proudly showcase their ingenuity and present innovative local solutions specifically designed to tackle the ever-present challenge of disaster and climate risks within their respective communities.
This initiative underscores the Academy's steadfast commitment to fostering collaboration, inspiring creativity, and promoting sustainable approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction and Management throughout the country. As the Pinnovation Academy, along with the Center for Disaster Preparedness, warmly welcomes submissions, they eagerly await the opportunity to witness the groundbreaking ideas and inspiring projects that will undoubtedly emerge from this nationwide call, ultimately leading to a more resilient and secure future for local communities across the Philippines.
What is Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Innovation or DRRM Innovation?
A new or improved solution to an identified disaster risk in any specific community.
Specifically for humanitarian actors, it could be a new or improved solution to improve delivery of humanitarian response.
Innovator teams may be formed by 5 individuals, with 3 innovators who are members of the community where innovation will be developed and tested.
The innovator team maybe composed of members of a people’s organization (PO) or community-based organization (CBO). Local NGOs may partner with a PO or CBO to apply, provided that the majority oft he team are community members.
An individual or a group that has agreed to support the innovators in the development of their solution, via funding or in-kind assistance.
Partners may be LGUs who will adopt the tested innovation and sustain it via further development or scaling up/out.
They can also be businesses or micro to small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) who are looking to invest in the innovation or simply to support DRRM as a corporate social responsibility (CSR).
An individual or a group that has agreed to provide subject matter expertise to the innovators to aid in the development of their solution.
The innovator group may request for Pinnovation Academy to find a mentor for them or they can suggest one, if they have already chosen.
Mentors are asked to participate in the quarterly reviews or testing activities or as requested by the mentees.