The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. Established in 1863 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the ICRC employs some 14,500 people in more than 80 countries. The ICRC’s mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols which have been signed by 195 countries by 2013. See www.icrc.org/en for more information.
ICRC describes the partnership with the GHL in the following terms:
"ICRC will collaborate towards the shared goals of the GHL: sharing lessons and experience from the ICRC Innovation Initiative; developing best practice in community empowerment and user-centred design; collaborating on similar projects to avoid duplication of efforts; sharing resources and learnings to address barriers to scale within the humanitarian innovation space."