UNHCR Blog on Digital Inclusion
Following the inauguration of the new UNHCR – World Bank Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement, the new Head, Björn Gillsäter, shares some reflections on the importance of reliable, comparable, and timely data to improve the lives of forcibly displaced and their host communities.read more
In March 2019, UNHCR staff in Cameroon were trained on how to use proGres v4, the latest iteration of UNHCR’s registration and case management software application, improving their day-to-day work.read more
A new and innovative offline Digital Library was installed in Sayam Forage refugee camp in Niger, to provide access to numerous cultural resources for the youth.read more
In Pintolandia Shelter in Boa Vista, Brazil, UNHCR is testing RApp a new tool to improve the registration process and provide a better protection and assistance to refugees.read more
To face registration challenges in Angola, UNHCR is using the new anti-fraud features offered by its Population Registration and Identity Management EcoSystem (PRIMES).read more
In partnership with the Government of Canada, UNHCR has launched the first Global Virtual Summit on Digital Identity for Refugees.read more
In Mauritania, in the Sahel region of West Africa, the Global Distribution Tool is changing the life of more than 56,000 Malian refugees registered in Mbera camp.read more
UNHCR Population Registration and Identity Management EcoSystem (PRIMES) has been rolled out in Kenya, in the Government registration centres in Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret, Mombasa and Dadaab camp.read more
Data of more than 2.4 million persons of concern are now securely hosted in proGres v4, one of the core module of our central Population Registry. Our goal is that, that by end of 2019, all refugee data will be covered.read more
Karl Steinacker, who has been working in the past on UNHCR Strategy on Digital Identity and Inclusion, answered our questions on registration, identity management and on why trust will be a game changer in those domains.read more
The World Bank Group’s ID4D Initiative is launching a new innovation challenge to help bring good ID to all.read more
In an increasingly interconnected world not everybody benefits from access to digital services and content.
This blog explores the opportunities the digital age brings to improve the protection and welfare of the people we care for: asylum seekers, refugees, IDPs, stateless and all other forcibly displaced men, women and children. We want to reflect, argue, inform, innovate, and take action: Nobody should be left behind!