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Wednesday, May 16 • 16:00 - 17:00
Refugee.Info: Empowerment for Refugees through Connectivity and Information

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From its inception Refugee.Info, joint project by MercyCorps and IRC, highly focused on work with partners. In this session, we will demonstrate our unique approach for delivering sustainable beneficiary facing WiFi networks in various settlements, from remote refugee camps to urban settings.

By combining Refugee.Info WiFi networks and information dissemination platforms, we've successfully reached over 700.000 beneficiaries up to date, delivering important information to people in need.

Today under global umbrella SignPost, project expanded to 7 countries, and keeps growing.
Our goal is to share lessons learned, demonstrate why usage of advanced networking technology is a must when delivering open WiFi networks to vulnerable populations, how to tune and tweak networks over course of time, and last but not least, how our approach ignited spark that lead to Cisco and Mercy Corps "Technology for Impact" five-year partnership agreement.

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Jovan Jelicic

T4D - Global Connectivity Manager, MercyCorps
As Global Connectivity Manager, Mercy Corps Technology for Development department (T4D), my responsibility is to deliver sustainable, secure Wi-Fi networks to high-density environments in different regions of the world. Since 2016 I've been heavily engaged in Syrian response crisis... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 16:00 - 17:00 EDT
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