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UNHCR continues to innovate in its work with refugees, asylum seekers and host communities, and in 2018 for the first time, it tested out...read more
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Celine Schmitt, UNHCR’s Senior Public Information Officer and Spokesperson in Paris, visited UNHCR Innovation Service to discuss the successes and challenges of launching the Refugee Food Festival.
Sandra, UNHCR’s Regional Instant Network Schools Officer, discusses the opportunities for personalized online learning for refugees and bridging the digital divide.
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Anjali Katta was previously an intern at the Innovation Service and supported UNHCR's Malawi operation for a specific assessment around...read more
Where’s Waldo would have a hard time laying low in any country these days. Wireless interconnectivity has largely become the norm,...read more
The Innovation Index Experiment UNHCR's Innovation Service has been undertaking an experiment. We created an Innovation Index; our first...read more
The refugee and connectivity equation When hundreds of thousands of refugees started to flee South Sudan in the summer of 2016 and settle...read more
Today, we are seeing an unprecedented number of people forced to flee, leaving their homes behind and moving towards an uncertain future....read more
How an innovative partnership with the media delivers mutual benefits in Angola. The night the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) was evacuated...read more
Peak ‘There’s an app for that’. During the Europe ‘crisis’ of 2015 we experienced a huge surge in volunteer resources, many people wanting...read more
The purpose of this blog series is to encourage people to begin their own grassroots humanitarian projects. By sharing my own experiences...read more
One good idea can change the world. Not to get too flowery about it, but gardening does make a good analogy: If you plant a seed, tend it,...read more
Someone said to me recently, "deep down, everyone is winging it most of the time." I remembered this when at the WEDC WASH Conference in...read more
Defining it as one of the solutions to address the widening gap between humanitarian needs and available resources, the former UN...read more
In a previous blog post on creating a grassroots humanitarian project, I alluded to the idea that funding is not a barrier to innovation,...read more