Global Conversations: Frontlines during Covid-19

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How does Covid-19 effect the situation of refugees and migrants across different parts of the globe and what can we expect for the post-Covid phase? We will engage in global conversations with people at the frontlines in Europe, the Middle East and North America. After short 1-to-1 conversations, we will open the floor to the audience to ask their questions.

Next Session:
12 June “Technology, remote work and sustainable livelihoods for refugees post-COVID” with Lorraine Charles and leaders of frontline organisations Chams, Na’amal, Re:Coded, Refugeework.net, Natakallam as well as the refugees working with them

How Humanitarian Blockchain Can Deliver Fair Labor to Global Supply Chains

By: Ashley Mehra and John G. Dale
Blockchain technology in global supply chains has proven most useful as a tool for storing and keeping records of information or facilitating payments with increased efficiency and its use to improve supply chains for humanitarian projects has mushroomed over the last five years; in large part due to the potential for transparency and security that the design of the technology proposes to offer. We want to ask an important but largely unexplored question about the human rights of the workers who produce these “humanitarian blockchain” solutions: “How can blockchain help eliminate extensive labor exploitation issues embedded within our global supply chains?”

“For now, we are still circling”: Stories of Displacement from Eritrea

By: Georgia Cole
Monday started in typical fashion for a day of data collection in Kampala, Uganda. I was there to interview Eritreans who had travelled to Uganda from the Gulf States, where they had spent anywhere between a few months and several decades working in cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah and Dubai. The aim was to identify, through their histories of migration, what role these oil-rich states played in global networks of refuge and protection.

Designs for a Refugee Shelter Rooftop: Architectural Summer School

By: Toby Parsloe
In August 2019 I undertook what was the most challenging and fulfilling project of my academic career to date. 26 students from he University of Cambridge and the Technical University in Berlin collaborated together to temporarily transform the roof terrace of an initial reception centre for refugees in Berlin.