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  • Abbir

    Country: Jordan

    Our solution is a free mobile application that contains both the knowledge and skills that refugee parents and their 3-8 year-old children need to deal with their mental health challenges. The app provides short video tutorials recorded by professionals in the field to provide knowledge on matters such as types of emotions, how to recognize them, forms of bullying, anxiety symptoms, etc. For introducing particular cases as examples, animation will be used instead of real characters to provide both security and general relation to the content provided. With each video, an interactive activity (including simple games on the app) will be provided for parents to implement and play with their children. This way, the solution provided weighs between self-paced learning and an application of the knowledge and skills acquired throughout its use. Children, moreover, get to develop their social emotional intelligence in a comfortable and fun approach of practice.

  • Akyas

    Country: Jordan

    AKYAS is a personal single-use biodegradable toilet WITH A SANITIZER KIT. The bag is made of biodegradable plastics, its designed to provide maximum hygiene WITH the minimum material. The biodegradable toilet can be used by both gender and suitable for all ages. Used AKYAS BAGS should ideally be collected in a collection system. AKYAS Technology will prevent the feces from developing methane gas and will degrade into only carbon dioxide, water, and biomass.

  • Cura plus

    Country: Sweden

    We are offering a smart, user-friendly and completely free “Self Symptom Checking” tool named Cura+, which is based on innovative artificial intelligence algorithms that use proven medical knowledge. The core technology has been developed by qualified doctors to bring anyone a safe and effective way to evaluate their health problems. Cura+ is designed to help users understand what their medical symptoms might mean, and provide them with trusted information about their conditions using a medically validated system. The AI-engine contains hundreds of symptoms and conditions, which enables the users to easily find the answers to their health concerns. A triage feature is also provided to help patients decide when and where to seek emergency care within the health system. After the primarily assessment the user can leave their contact details; so a health care professional volunteer can contact them for medical diagnosis.

  • EDaura

    Country: Jordan

    EDaura allows the system admin to build a program level criteria for learning outcomes assessment. The the system admin builds different courses which are mapped to the criteria according to the course learning outcomes and weight. All activities such as assignments and quizzes are mapped with the learning outcomes. Teachers use the course to assess students according to the course structure. The end-result is a reporting tool that offers pre/post assessment results & embedded results of learning outcomes per student, per course, and per program. This will help customise learning according to individual weaknesses. It will also help in evaluating course structure and design when comparing all students results per course or program.

  • Flowy

    Country: Lebanon

    FLOWY is a standalone solar photo-voltaic (PV) water-recycling lavatory unit. FLOWY consists of two hand-washing basins. Used water is collected within the unit and undergoes a full disinfection process allowing it to be reused. Makeup water can be added by the refugees if needed and as directed on the digital LED screen located on the front side of the unit. FLOWY is operated using a solar PV mounted panel and a rechargeable battery pack. The straightforward design and simple access to its various parts makes FLOWY easy to operate as well as to maintain.

  • Hope in sand and pipes

    Country: Lebanon

    "A space of hope in sand and pipes" gives a transitional shelter for refugees using locally available material with minimum maintenance requirements, and environmental considerations in the design to minimize the effects of the heat in the summer and cold in winter. The material used are reusable and recyclable, and the whole design can be disassembled, transported and reassembled in another place for another use. There is no permanent fixation required for the shelter making it convenient for policies that do not encourage the creation of formal camps.

  • Indigo World

    Country: France

    We have built an app that allows refugees to ask for help posting any kind of service or object & to offer services and objects. It makes the match between NEEDS and OFFERS instantly, allows NGOs to offer what they do connecting the refugees and the NGO offers. The NGOs also can ask for objects and services, and it increases refugees income promoting inclusion. The concept is simple: We have created a virtual currency name "DIGO", that cant be exchanged for real money. Basically the more you give objects or services, the more "Digos" you earn, allowing you to get in return what you need form another user. The Innovation is that users can now work even if they are ilegal, they can become active offering their skills and exchange them for another one. The app also lists the NGOs offers and needs, and community offers and needs. The fact that a refugee can work using Indigo will allow him to become self confident and active creating social bounding between refugees and locals.

  • Light ing up kakuma refugee camp

    Country: Kenya

    The technology underpinning the two legs of this project are distinct: REFUNITE will be responsible for the roll out of a Bluetooth enabled mesh communication network that allows free of charge, offline communication and distribution of information throughout the camp by using the REFUNITE mobile application. Pawame to drive electrification and connectivity in the camp through the distribution of its solar home system on an 18 month pay-as- you-go/rent- to- own model with affordable daily payments of $0.45. In addition to being a charging solution that supports the use of smartphones, the solar home systems will also provide the conventional benefits of nighttime lighting (up to four lights), as well as appliances such as radio and TV.

  • Little thinking minds

    Country: Jordan

    Little Thinking Minds (LTM) is an award winning children's education company that creates digital Arabic resources for grades PreK-6 that have been scientifically proven to improve learning outcomes.

  • More than one perspective

    Country: Austria

    "MTOP is an advanced training program that offers various workshops, training and mentoring to prepare highly qualified refugees to enter the labor market. We enable them to find work suited to their skills, knowledge and experience. This also helps employers to find talent and increase the diversity of their staff. MTOP’s mission is to make refugees´ potential accessible to the labor market and break down negative stereotypes"

  • NCfilter

    Country: Egypt

    NCTech_NCfilters are off-grid affordable water filters that are simple to be installed in refugee tents and rural areas. Through the utilization of nanotechnology, we were able to develop our miracle nano-fillers from waste materials that are locally available. Such nano-fillers have the ability to swell and decrease the pore sizes of filter membranes. Thus, upon its addition to membranes constructed from the simple waste materials, such membranes could convert filthy water to pure water that is suitable for healthy drinking

  • Nett werkzeug

    Country: Germany

    We developed an agile platform for migrants, refugees and newcomers in close cooperation with the target groups (all newcomers, local administration and volunteers). This platform is now used in the German context. We think that the platform has great potential to be adapted to other cases such as Jordan, Lebanon or Turkey. With the idea to create a platform which is a central access point for newcomers to obtain not only information, but use different tools to e.g. find a language course, get information about the neighbourhood and much more.

  • Paper airplanes

    Country: USA

    Paper Airplanes uses free, mobile-friendly video technology to meet the current gap in teen and adult education. Our model relies on hundreds of volunteers and free technology to provide individualized instruction. Instructors are trained online and follow a four-tiered curriculum written by our educational specialist, ensuring quality and personalization for learners. Our model has been able to reach learners who may be otherwise difficult to reach, including inside of Syria, in rural areas across the MENA region. Each program matches learners with personal instructors for 12-week sessions, providing instructor training and orientation, detailed curricula, and personalized guidance as the pairs meet for 2 hours each week. Once learners graduate, Paper Airplanes uses partnerships like Talent Beyond Boundaries and MIT ReACT to help provide employment and educational opportunities to its learners

  • Qzenobia

    Country: Turkey

    A "refugee hub" mobile application that brings about Refugee Big Data analytics. We will have Refugee Hub application that refugees submit the data to our application via "conduct a survey" section in order to follow "opportunities" section that we will provide access to opportunities such as jobs, refugee news, registrations, submitting their resumes, learning Turkish videos for free to refugees. Our application helps us to collect Refugee data such as who, what, where, skills, income and their market dynamics so that consulting projects with data analytics to introduce to the Turkish market and economy given their permission.

  • Sehtak

    Country: Lebanon

    We are developing a wearable sensor hub that helps monitor the health conditions of the refugees suffering from chronic diseases. The wearable device will send data regularly to the NGO in order to help them respond more rapidly and efficiently to the needs of all the refugee camps according to the needs in each. This wearable device which is very lightweight and easy to wear, helps refugees and especially elderly people monitor their health with no effort.

  • Tech for food

    Country: Iraq and Lebanon

    We provide digital skills trainings taking people from having never touched a computer to employable in the international digital economy in 8-16 weeks and connect them to remote jobs through impact sourcing, online freelancing as well as local internships. Our training is specifically geared towards the most in need who often have been out of school for many years, have low English skills and are daily struggling to survive.

  • Techenabled home healthcare

    Country: Jordan

    "Our e-Health application is created for the purpose of delivering home care services and the case management of the target population. The e-Health application will be served by a centralized database (cloud-based), and has a mobile/ smart phone interface. Patients, caregivers, and home care professionals will be able to access the application based on pre-set access privileges. The application features will serve to allow health information capturing, sharing and remote monitoring for effective communication between various stakeholders, thereby improving quality and efficacy of home care service delivery. "

  • Teenah.org

    Country: Jordan

    Our business model is focused on an increased usage of internet in distribution and acquisition of clients; first phase is the online selling of products produced by refugees and connect them with the other parts of the world. Second phase is penetrating technology in the production activities using automated machines where we aim to train motivated beneficiaries through our computer skills program on running them which will not only increase their employability and income but also will help us to scale in a faster pace.

  • The language project

    Country: Greece

    The Language Project team consists of translators, interpreters, intercultural mediators and language professionals. They are qualified experts with a profound knowledge of Greek NGOs (Danish Refugee Council, Translators without Borders, UNHCR, Save the Children etc.), long track records in pivotal positions and a thorough academic background. Language Project has already designed and successfully implemented specialized trainings for refugees and immigrants living in Greece, promoting their integration and enhancing their employability as interpreters and translators in collaboration with national and international humanitarian NGOs.

  • Vitaltech

    Country: Tunisia

    VITALTECH 1.0 technology is a hybrid pilot that feed the organic waste. Based on integral up-cycling model, the pilot will ensure inside the refugees camps the up-cycling of the human waste and the green waste to produce vegetable protein, electricity and fertilizer. The vegetable protein will be packaged and commercialized from the camp to the world with the logo of UN/UNESCO and directly commercialized in EU. The turnover from the marketing of the vegetable protein will be used to purchase vital products (water, food, milk, etc..) with the support also of UN/UNESCO and in the same time to create other pilots in other refugees camps.