Tech for Refugee Needs: Supporting Digital Empowerment
Digital technologies offer the exciting possibility of bringing individuals and communities together.
ASPIRE Penang is exploring, in partnership with Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, how to make this a reality in Penang.
With ideas and on-going input from the community itself, work is in progress in designing apps that meet information or communication needs.
This includes an app displaying relevant information for refugees relating to services and 'where to go for support', in an accessible format, in one place. Other possibilities include a community-based app which can link people together in specific locations, allowing the sharing of experiences, opportunities (for learning, for example) and get togethers.
Watch this space.
Brainstorming what apps might be relevant!
With the team from Heriot Watt University, UK.