Khalid* has always loved cars. The 18 year old Syrian boy used to draw cars for fun and dreamed of building them some day. That was before his family fled the war and arrived in Greece. After a year stuck in transit limbo, taking care of his siblings and living in refugee housing in Ioannina, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Join the Challenge: UNHCR is looking for fresh and innovative ideas on how to work more effectively in cities to better protect urban refugee children. Submitted ideas will receive direct feedback from UNHCR staff and refugee youth and possible funding up to $50,000 for the winning ideas chosen. Join here.
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
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.
In this quick, inspiring talk, Zubaida Bai presents her clean birth kit in a purse, which contains everything a new mother needs for a hygienic birth and a healthy delivery — no matter where in the world (or how far from a medical clinic) she might be. Watch here (6 mins)
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.