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Wednesday, May 16 • 17:15 - 18:15
Is there an app for that? Meeting the technology needs of displaced persons

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Join us and explore the roles technology can play in systemic solutions to displaced populations crises.  Through an interactive discussion among experts, activists, innovators, and session attendees, we will:

  • Review specific needs of refugee and internally displaced populations across geographies;
  • Highlight well-established and still-developing technologies' failures and successes in addressing needs of displaced persons; and,
  • Develop actionable recommendations for technology companies and human rights organizations.

We will focus on two case studies:

- A research project to assess how technology may support child refugees in Central America (UNICEF + Article One).

- The use of Blockchain tech in financial and identity services for internally displaced populations.

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Chloe Poynton

Co-Founder and Principal, Article One
Chloe is a Principal at Article One, a business & human rights consulting firm that works with companies, institutions, and state agencies to develop and implement strategies to promote corporate respect for human rights.

Wednesday May 16, 2018 17:15 - 18:15 EDT