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Social media, due to their brevity, have the power to ask pertinent questions. However, answers to complex questions might take longer to formulate. Lacking the famous crystal ball, we cannot be certain about what the future has in store for humanitarian aid. But trends can give us a hint.
Notwithstanding the difficulty of reporting high-quality data on refugees, and the political obstacles impacting data collection and the reliability of data sources, UNHCR is taking extra steps to ensure accuracy in its reporting of refugee data.
UNHCR and LIGHTest are collaborating on an innovative process of identification, eligibility and selection of refugees who want to pursue higher education.
Angola is the fifteenth country in Africa to roll-out PRIMES, UNHCR’s new Population Registration and Identity Management EcoSystem.
In his new article, The president and chief legal officer of Microsoft, Brad Smith, calls for government regulation and for the development of norms around acceptable uses around facial recognition technology.
Show me your phone and I’ll believe who you are. The German civil society blog netzpolitik.org on a new procedure that allows the authorities to analyze the data on mobile phones and computers of asylum seekers whose identity cannot be established otherwise.
On 12 July, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres established a High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation.
UNHCR first Innovation Award has been officially launched during UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs.
Diego Alburez-Gutierrez, from UNHCR Field Information and Coordination Support Section (FICSS), presents The Demographic Projection Tool, a tool for creating scientific population projections of Persons of Concern using simple demographic principles.
Oudom Bresson, Chair of the Secure Identity Alliance ID4All Workgroup, introduces ‘Identity in Healthcare’, a publication that brings much-needed clarity and key recommendations to the ID challenge facing the health sector.
If you or your organisation have an high-quality digital identity project, you can now submit your proposal to ID2020.
This World Refugee Day, Nicholas Oakeshott (UNHCR), Jonathan Marskell (World Bank), Emily Weedon Chapman (World Bank), and Marie Benihirwe (UNHCR) reflect on the promising opportunities that a digital identity would offer to refugees.