Maarouf Issaka-Toure
Regional Data Manager
Duty Station: Tunis, Tunisia

Maarouf is from Togo and has been working as a Regional Data Manager in Tunisia for a little over a year. Prior to joining the Tunisian team, he worked with UNHCR Regional Hub in Kenya, as well as in Yemen, India and Rwanda. He is passionate about implementing positive change for refugees through new technologies.

Project: Self Assessment MyUNHCR App

Maarouf is currently working with Alexis Ariza and Yunesti Handayani on the MyUNHCR App. This project was designed to provide real-time assessment of refugee needs and to improve the way UNHCR collects and uses this information. Through phones or tablets, persons of concern will be able to provide feedback and other relevant information regarding their needs and priorities, which will then be sent to UNHCR. Maarouf is focused on the App component of this joint project. The App includes a self-initiated needs assessment for refugees, as well as an incident reporting mechanism.