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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.
Bats, two-hour motorcycle rides, and river-crossings by pirogue – when it comes to getting remote field offices connected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNHCR’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) team take it all in their stride.
The Government of Uganda and UNHCR undertook a complete countrywide biometric refugee verification exercise.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently published in its “White Paper” series, a “common sense and practical framework” designed to assist in understanding whether blockchain is an appropriate and helpful tool for business needs.
A study by the University of Zurich (Switzerland) suggests that IT development should not only based on a “business case” but also on an “ethics case”. Research Group Leader Markus Christen explained this concept to the Swiss online magazin “Computerworld”.
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.
Internet connectivity can make a huge difference to relief activities and the lives of refugees. For the men, women and children of Sayam Forage camp in Niger, who fled Boko Haram’s violence in Nigeria, the camp is now an oasis of hope surrounded by harsh, unforgiving desert.
Read Esperanza’s story to learn more on how a good internet connectivity and wide spread use of mobile phones in Kakuma refugee camp (Kenya) have opened up business opportunities for refugees.
Discussion on identity and digital inclusion with Karl Steinacker, Team Leader for Digital Identity with UNHCR and Valerie Khan, Independent Advisor on Digital Identity, that took place on 4 May 2018 at the #rp18 conference in Berlin.
Article published on the website of Bosphorus Migration Studies, which is an independent “think-together tank” based in Turkey.