UNHCR Blog on Digital Inclusion
Better data on stateless populations is essential if UNHCR is to achieve the goal set to end statelessness by 2024. The newly established ‘Expert Group on Statistics on Statelessness’ is currently working on a set of recommendations to help improve the official statistics.read more
Listen to UNHCR’s Nicholas Oakeshott, in conversation with the GSMA’s Yiannis Theodorou on how digital identity for refugees can unlock opportunities and help to deliver vital humanitarian assistance.read more
The Government of Estonia, Kiva and ID2020 make pledges at the first Global Refugee Forum to help ensure that refugees have a good digital identity that protects and empowers them, helping to realise the goals of the Global Compact.read more
The Strategy provides UNHCR’s vision, priorities, and key actions in order to enhance strategic and responsible use of timely, quality data to further strengthen UNHCR’s role as a data-driven organization and a center of excellence for refugee, statelessness and forced displacement data.read more
UNHCR joined forces with the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) to advocate for the inclusion of a new game-changing indicator on refugees in the SDGs, and won!read more
UNHCR talks with the Government of Jordan and the telecommunications industry to advocate for full inclusion of refugees into mobile wallet opportunities.read more
Following the inauguration of the new UNHCR – World Bank Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement, Björn Gillsäter shares some reflections on the importance of 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 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!