IHSA

Technology, Innovation and Experimentation in the Refugee Sector
Organiser(s): Dr. Aila Spathopoulou, Dr. Hanna A. Ruszczyk

Excerpt:
In this panel we invite papers reflecting on how financial and digital technologies are transforming refugee governance in different geographical regions and humanitarian contexts. Researchers have observed how the expansion of digital technologies into the refugee sector is, on the one hand, empowering refugees and, on the other, enhancing new modes of control and surveillance. But initiatives in refugee sites, such as hotspots, camps, registration centres and protection procedures, such as the asylum procedure, remain highly variable. In this panel, we would like to highlight the commonalities and diversity of technology and innovation experiments in humanitarian aid towards refugees. We are particularly interested in the different types of financial, technological and digital experimen ..
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