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Humanitarian Leadership for the Future

When 2023 is the new 2030

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About us

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Strategic Foresight

It combines evidence and insight with scenario development and creative problem solving.

Young people can have a real influence when given the opportunity to do good. After receiving funding, coaching and support from the Limitless youth innovation programme, hundreds of Red Cross and Red Crescent youth innovators have powerful impact stories to tell us.

Impact Stories

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Solferino FutureFellows Programme 2022

An innovative professional development program for emerging leaders of the network of the IFRC

Leadership voices

The Solferino Academy is an initiative of the IFRC and its member national societies that aims to help the Red Cross and Red Crescent network anticipate, understand and adapt to trends and emerging issues

Our Major Partner is the Croce Rossa Italiana (Italian Red Cross)

Solferino Academy Selection

A selection of the best events from the Red Cross Red Crescent Network focusing on innovation, foresight and transformation. A curated collection from the Solferino Academy superstars and delivered straight to you. You’ll never have to miss a cool event again.

Thought pieces


Insights and Inspirations

Case Studies

Disaster Preparedness through Virtual Reality

The Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society

The intensity of the natural phenomena in the Caribbean has increased in recent years. For example, since 2017, three category five hurricanes (Irma, María, and Dorian) have caused considerable damage to all the islands in the region.

Innovating to identify the most effective social change mechanisms to engage Roma communities

Romanian Red Cross

In Romania, a large proportion of the Roma population faces structural vulnerabilities characterized by the complex and continuous ethnic and intergenerational dimension of poverty.

Support for women’s health and autonomy

Red Cross of Benin

Red Cross of Benin has increasingly explored new and innovative approaches to try and tackle highly complex social and development issues facing people in the country. 

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