Designing with the community: the power of illustrations & simulations

Designing with the community: the power of illustrations & simulations

Participatory Assessments (commonly know as PAs at UNHCR) are a core feature of the humanitarian approach to inclusive programming. UNHCR’s handbook highlights the importance of placing communities “at the centre of decision-making concerning their protection and...
Could e-readers boost refugee children’s literacy? Lessons learned.

Could e-readers boost refugee children’s literacy? Lessons learned.

In 2013 our Learn Lab teamed up with UNHCR’s Education unit and Worldreader to find innovative ways to foster a culture of reading and cost effectively get large quantities of books to refugee children in schools that often had few. We decided to go digital, using...
A snapshot of girl’s education in Ulyankulu, Tanzania

A snapshot of girl’s education in Ulyankulu, Tanzania

In Ulyankulu, Tanzania, the nearest secondary school is far from the remote refugee settlement. The long path walked to school became treacherous, and incidences of sexual or gender based violence were often reported. The distance and danger caused many girls to drop...
iFellow Profile: Agnes Kanyonyi

iFellow Profile: Agnes Kanyonyi

Agnes Kanyonyi Protection Assistant Duty Station: Ulyankulu, Tanzania “My expectations and hopes for this fellowship year are to see refugees, the UNHCR RO Office, as well as the HQ Innovation team supported by external donors and the Tanzania government to promote...