11 7INTERVIEW S COMPLETE TEAM:
Katie Joseff Berk Coker Duncan Turnbull Jenna Nicholas Kian Katanforoosh SPONSOR: Allison Listerman Bureau of Population, Refugees, Migration Original Problem: The current information sharing mechanisms fail to encompass the full breath of the humanitarian assistance on the ground and facilitate the entry of new individual and organizational actors. Current Problem: Refugees are not getting the information they need and they do not have a trusted source of information that is easily accessible.
Our journey The Contact Inventory
Node Map One-sided platform Two-sided platform Smart Matching with decision tree Chat-based intelligent virtual assistant How did it started ?
MVP 1 : List of
contacts The Contact Inventory General feedback: “Not user friendly” First Hypothesis: To coordinate, people need to be aware of other stakeholders on the Syrian Refugee Crisis Foreign Service Officers: “no link showing relations”
MVP 3: the decision tree
Record Data Smart MatchingFilter and Search “Have you heard of TechSoup ?” How it works “Have you heard of Tent ?”
Key Pivot Private sector Refugees
The needs based on feedbacks Trusted Information Publicly Easily Accessible Mobile OrientedInformation SharingCrowd-Sourced Knowledge Database Chat-based Assistant Final Hypothesis: There is no centralized trusted information database accessible for refugees Organisations are failing at reaching massive numbers of refugees
MVP « I need clothes
» « You can find donated clothes it here » « I don’t know… but I know who to ask! I’ll be right back » How the MVP works « Sure, here is a map of where refugee can find donated clothes » Chatbot gets smarter with each user Refugee Knowledge Base « You can find donated clothes it here »
Buy-in and Support Syrian refugees
arrive in Istanbul, Turkey Partner with an established organization Where do we go? How do we get food? Localized Facebook advertisement