Beyond Technology: Testing and Scaling New Solutions in Costa Rica

Beyond Technology: Testing and Scaling New Solutions in Costa Rica

This is an excerpt from UNHCR’s recently released report: Beyond Technology | Innovation at UNHCR 2015. This report highlights and showcases some of the innovative approaches the organization is taking to address complex refugee challenges. If anyone still pictures a...
Testing Ascend in Costa Rica: refining the solution

Testing Ascend in Costa Rica: refining the solution

Project Background The majority of refugees and asylum seekers in Costa Rica live in urban settings. Because urban refugees are dispersed and mobile (compared to refugees who live in camps or settlements), communicating with them can be challenging for organizations...
5 information challenges for refugees in Costa Rica

5 information challenges for refugees in Costa Rica

When some people hear the word ‘refugee’, the first images that may come to mind are of boats in the Mediterranean; a tent with the UNHCR logo in a dusty site; or people stranded at the border in the harsh winter, eager to cross to the other side. And, while these...
Building bridges between refugees and the private sector

Building bridges between refugees and the private sector

As an ifellow, I am receiving training in innovative design thinking and project management, and to put into practice these new skills, I will be working in three objectives through the fellowship: 1. Strengthen an ongoing innovative initiative, which is the Corporate...
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