ISCRAM 2013: Kimberly Roberson - UNHCR

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ISCRAM 2013: Kimberly Roberson - UNHCR

  1. 1. ISCRAM 2013 Kimberly Roberson UNHCR
  2. 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. 3. Inappropriate environments Is what is possible what is needed?
  4. 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. 5. UNHCR’s Mandate • Provide Protection – Legal and physical – Working with states – Working with NGOs – Working with communities
  6. 6. UNHCR’s Mandate • Seek durable solutions – Repatriation – Resettlement – Local integration
  7. 7. What do we do? • Registration – proGres – Individual verses household – Ration cards
  8. 8. Biometrics • Cheating verses protection?
  9. 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. 10. Challenge • Knowing what are the needs – Working with populations – Getting the balance right between quantitative information and qualitative
  11. 11. Challenge • Sharing information with others – Donors – Partners – Governments
  12. 12. http://buzzchart.net/viz/ http://data.unhcr.org/
  13. 13. Challenge • Accessing – Getting there – Finding the right people
  14. 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. 15. Questions
  16. 16. Thank you

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