We Must Include Leisure and Entertainment Services in Digital Humanitarian Solutions

We Must Include Leisure and Entertainment Services in Digital Humanitarian Solutions

Published on: Jun 29 2023 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Many digital inclusion interventions have been tied to specific developmental goals – enhanced education, use of digital financial services, greater access to information, among others. There is emerging evidence that...
10 Humanitarian Aid Organizations Using ICT4D to Help Refugees

10 Humanitarian Aid Organizations Using ICT4D to Help Refugees

Published on: Mar 29 2023 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Humanitarian aid organizations use ICT4D tools with refugees to provide displaced people with many lifesaving services. Education, healthcare, livelihoods, protection, and social cohesion are all more efficient with digital...
12 Ways to Manage Digital Risks to Refugee Community Connectivity

12 Ways to Manage Digital Risks to Refugee Community Connectivity

Published on: Oct 06 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 12 Ways to Manage Digital Risks to Refugee Community Connectivity
Connectivity initiatives, which entail the provision of internet and mobile access, can positively impact the lives of crisis-affected people, especially refugees, who require timely access to critical information, communication...
Surprise! Technology is NOT Key Need for Refugee Entrepreneurship

Surprise! Technology is NOT Key Need for Refugee Entrepreneurship

Published on: Mar 18 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in 2018 more than 70 million people around the world were forced to flee their homes because of war, persecution, violence and human rights violations. One...
Apply Now: $600,000 UNHCR Scale-Up Grants for Your EduTech Solution

Apply Now: $600,000 UNHCR Scale-Up Grants for Your EduTech Solution

Published on: Jan 04 2021 by Wayan Vota - 23 Comments
Children affected by humanitarian crises need high-quality educational technology innovations at scale to improve their lifelong social and economic opportunities.  However, there is limited evidence on what works in humanitarian...
5 Tips for Greater Inclusivity in Human Centered Design Activities

5 Tips for Greater Inclusivity in Human Centered Design Activities

Published on: Oct 29 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Tips for Greater Inclusivity in Human Centered Design Activities
Human-centred design has become something of a buzzword in the humanitarian sector. But what does it actually mean? In the simplest terms, human-centred design is a practical and iterative methodology for problem solving....
Apply Now: $270,000 IBM Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response

Apply Now: $270,000 IBM Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Apr 13 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The global coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the world in less than a month. We are all facing unprecedented, interconnected challenges and scrambling to adapt. Open Source technology solutions can help create a...
Refugee Children Education: Promising Practices and Recommendations

Refugee Children Education: Promising Practices and Recommendations

Published on: Nov 24 2017 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on Refugee Children Education: Promising Practices and Recommendations
The surge in global refugees has had devastating effects on the education of affected children. Only 61% of refugee children have access to primary education, and only 23% have access to secondary school. Overall, refugee...
How Can Chatbots Help Us Respond to Humanitarian Crises?

How Can Chatbots Help Us Respond to Humanitarian Crises?

Published on: Aug 31 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Can Chatbots Help Us Respond to Humanitarian Crises?
At the moment, The World Food Programme (WFP) and the wider humanitarian system are #FightingFamine in four countries. In Somalia, Yemen, North-Eastern Nigeria and South Sudan 20 million people are on the brink of starvation. Our...