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ISCRAM 2013: Kimberly Roberson - UNHCR

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Authors: Kimberly Roberson - UNHCR

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  • 1. ISCRAM 2013 Kimberly Roberson UNHCR
  • 2. Overview • UNHCR – mini facts and figures • UNHCR – our context and challenges • What do we do with technology • What we need technology to do
  • 3. Inappropriate environments Is what is possible what is needed?
  • 4. United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees tablished post WWII to respond to refugees in urope opulations of concern: Refugees, asylum seekers ternally displaced, and stateless persons efugees - 10.5 million ylum seekers – 950,000 ternally displaced persons - 17.7 million ateless persons - 3.5 million
  • 5. UNHCR’s Mandate • Provide Protection – Legal and physical – Working with states – Working with NGOs – Working with communities
  • 6. UNHCR’s Mandate • Seek durable solutions – Repatriation – Resettlement – Local integration
  • 7. What do we do? • Registration – proGres – Individual verses household – Ration cards
  • 8. Biometrics • Cheating verses protection?
  • 9. Challenge • Knowing how many people there are? Use of satellite images to asses populations http://data.unhcr.org/portfolio/2011/09/satellit e-analysis/
  • 10. Challenge • Knowing what are the needs – Working with populations – Getting the balance right between quantitative information and qualitative
  • 11. Challenge • Sharing information with others – Donors – Partners – Governments
  • 12. http://buzzchart.net/viz/ http://data.unhcr.org/
  • 13. Challenge • Accessing – Getting there – Finding the right people
  • 14. Andrew S. Grove. Grove fled from his hometown Budapest, Hungary in 1956 and settled in New York as a refugee in 1957. In 1968, he participated in the founding of Intel Corporation. Philip Emeagwali, spent years of his childhood in a refugee camp Some refugees you might know
  • 15. Questions
  • 16. Thank you