Solar-Powered Refugee Camp

A group of about 20,000 Syrian refugees living outdoors have access to electricity thanks to a newly constructed solar plant in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. It’s the first and only fully solar-powered refugee camp in the world.  UNHCR built the 2-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant farm in collaboration with the IKEA Foundation’s Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign. […]

Ioannina Community Centre FabLab

In the context of the migration crisis in Europe, many refugees are nowadays blocked in camps or towns in Greece for an indeterminate length of time and with few future perspectives. Young people are often full of energy and enthusiasm, but they lack the opportunity to make use of it. Terre des hommes has therefore decided to […]

Food Computers in Jordan

In Early in 2017, the World Food Programme’s Innovation Accelerator teamed up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg) to send ten high-tech Food Computers to Jordan. It’s an unconventional project with a very real ambition; to help design a healthy, next-gen food system that provides nutritious food in […]

Digital Farming Africa

The world population will reach 9.1 billion by 2050. For Africa, which is projected to be home to about 2 billion of these global citizens, farm productivity must accelerate at a faster rate than the global average to avoid continued mass hunger. Fortunately, digital technology is providing a solution. Read via Harvard Business Review

Innovative Talent in the Field

Many organisations, particularly United Nations agencies, are taking an innovative approach to streamlining their hiring process while building pipelines of underrepresented groups at the same time. Their solution: talent pools. Here is how your organisation can employ best practices to create talent pools of your own.

The Picha Project

At the recent Ashoka and Robert Bosch Stiftung ChangemakerXchange event in Singapore, we heard from the team behind The Picha Project – a Malaysian social enterprise, which empowers refugee communities through a food catering and delivery business. One to remember for your next visit to Kuala Lumpur.