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Article published on the website of Bosphorus Migration Studies, which is an independent “think-together tank” based in Turkey.
Article by Nora Lindström on blockchain first published by ICTworks.
OpEd on the need for better data by Dr Jeff Crisp published by Chatham House. Views expressed in the article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of UNHCR.
ID4D Annual Global Dataset on population without an officially recognized proof of identity.
Celebrating International Girls in ICT Day 2018 by shining a spotlight on some of the remarkable women working to achieve UNHCR’s ICT objectives.
Inspiring story about Syrian civil engineer Anan Jakich, refugee in Germany, who has joined a community of women newcomers rebuilding their lives through a shared love of technology.
In “Three Future Scenarios for Digital Identities in Developing Countries”, Kathleen Yaworsky of the non-profit fintech Accion, attempts to map the next 10 years of digital identity development. Her article is published on the ICTworks blog for new technologies and development.
To register refugees from Venezuela in Brazil, UNHCR Field teams are using a brand new application for mobile devices: Rapid Application (RApp) which allows for the rapid input of identity related data in an off-line modus.
The Rohingya refugee crisis is one of the largest and fastest-growing refugee crises in decades. Follow the newly produced story map outlining the dangers and risks that the Rohingya refugees are still facing.
In two articles, Monique J. Morrow explores the opportunities of safe identity storage which blockchain technology offers and Karl Steinacker underlines the importance of State regulation for technological development.
UNHCR and the authorities in Uganda are currently undertaking a massive identity verification exercise using biometrics to register more than one million refugees. You are now able to follow the operation by looking at the Real Time Verification Dashboard.
Ms. Katja Lindskov Jacobsen and Ms. Kristin Bergtora Sandvik just published their article “UNHCR and the pursuit of international protection: accountability through technology?” in Third World Quarterly.