Information and communications technologies (ICT) offer tremendous potential for improving the living conditions of migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons and for tackling the root causes of displacement.
Fields of innovation include:
- Offering mobile support to people interested in migration, giving them information and advice on legal migration options and the risks of irregular migration. This includes digital support for returnees to help them reintegrate in their home countries.
- Offering e-learning possibilities and digital platforms for refugees and migrants to give them access to education and the labour market.
- Setting up and supporting initiatives for digital entrepreneurship in rural areas for returnees and people interested in migration to create prospects in their home country.
The innovation factory and cooperation partners in the field of migration and ICT from Germany, Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal will be co-creating ideas and prototypes in the fields of innovation listed above. Further information will follow.