UNHCR Blog on Digital Inclusion
At a time when new data protection rules come into force in Europe, Alexander Beck, UNHCR Senior Data Protection Officer, answers question on privacy rights and data protection for refugees.read more
UNHCR launched a new request for proposals to find innovative ways to create a self-managed Digital Wallet for refugees and introduce Document Verification Registers (e-Registry and e-Apostille) of Persons of Concern.read more
Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean Situation, expresses his concerns regarding the situation of asylum-seekers and refugees in Libya and the difficulty they face to access proper documentation.read more
Associated Press journalist Robert Stevens explores the use of blockchain in the humanitarian world, detailing its advantages and potential risks.read more
UNHCR Population Registration and Identity Management EcoSystem, PRIMES was officially launched in October in the Kingdom of Lesotho, by the Minister of Home Affairs.read more
Petra Nahmias, Senior Statistician at UNHCR, reflects on three days of discussion, debate and sharing of ideas at the 2018 United Nations World Data Forum.read more
Refugees use smartphones and social media in five primary ways – communication, translation, information, navigation and representation – and despite the myriad of ways in which they make a refugee’s journey easier, these tools are not without their downfalls.read more
Better data on forcibly displaced populations: the International Recommendations on Refugee Statistics and the Technical Report on Statistics of IDPs now available online.read more
In India, digital identification systems deliver immediate benefits, facilitating a huge increase in financial inclusion and reducing corruption. The “India Stack”, a digital infrastructure that was built as a public good, provides people with the tools to leverage their data.read more
Watch this space to learn more about UNHCR request for proposal on digital identity for refugees.read more
The World Economic Forum convened on 26 September its network of specialists from public and private sectors for an Impact Summit. A high level panel – which included UNHCR’s Deputy High Commissioner – discussed on what WEF has labelled good digital identity.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!