TECH FOR JUSTICE: MIGRATION LAB LESBOS
Empowering Refugees in Complex Humanitarian Crises
Tech for Justice: Migration Lab Lesbos had four teams and a total of 16 student developers with diverse backgrounds and skills working on our problem statement at the IDHack. CentRefuge won second prize with a $500 award out of about 100 students.
Where: Medford, MA ▪ Tufts Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC)
When: February 12-13, 2016
Problem statement: Although there are many apps and tech solutions for the current refugee crises available – most of the platforms do not give refugees the ability to communicate their basic needs and also rate the aid organizations available on efficiency. We have access to a database of all of the apps and tech projects currently on the ground in Lesbos, Greece. First, we need to examine their methodology and see which tech solutions might apply. Next, we want to create a simple tool for refugees to request food, water, shelter and also rate local aid organizations, volunteers, and local businesses. We will pilot this system with Migration Lab in Lesbos.
You can view the complete list of IDHack2016 project pitches here.
- Ricky Chen – Tufts
- Owen Martin – Tufts
- Jon Atkins – Tufts
- Ariel Barbieri-Aghib – Tufts