Basefugees. Tech for refugees.

Mapping technology solutions to NGO challenges with the aim

of solving real-world problems faced by refugees.

Basefugees.
Tech for refugees.

The Problem

Global Refugee Crisis

Earlier this year, the UNHCR Global Trends report found that 65.3 million people, or 1 person in every 113, were displaced from their homes by conflict or persecution in 2015.

Many of these refugees are job-less, shelter-less, family-less and prospect-less.

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The Solution

BASEFUGEES is the brainchild of Techfugees, the tech community’s response to the refugee crisis.

BASEFUGEES is a web-based, open source platform that matches technology solutions to NGO “challenges” with the aim of solving real-world problems faced by refugees.

Objectives

Objective 1

To enable volunteers to share skills and technical expertise with NGOs

Objective 2

To create a dynamic “Challenge” platform for NGO projects

Objective 3

To create a “Solutions” database for refugee technologies

Objective 4

To enable mentorship of refugees / NGOs by volunteers on an on-going basis

Objective 5

To provide supporting services to NGOs

Objective 6

To provide supporting services to financial supporters of Techfugees

Features

Challenges

Created by NGOs, “challenges” are designed to solve specific problems faced by the refugee community.

An example of a challenge could be “Create a Wifi Hub”.

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Solutions

Solutions, all technology-oriented, are submitted by companies either as reference points for refugees or in response to specific challenges.

Bids

Challenges, which specify budget and timeframes, can be bid against by companies, with a requirement for all bids to be linked to specific solutions.

Individuals registered on the platform can view and vote on bids

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User types

Investors

Investors

Volunteer investment against solutions & challenges.

Individuals

Individuals

View solutions, vote on bids & volunteer to assist with challenges

Companies

Companies

Publicise solutions & submit bids against challenges.

NGO

NGO

Find relevant solutions & create new challenges.

Our Locations

Techfugees is an international network made up of engineers, designers, social entrepreneurs and NGOs, all of whom work together to support Techfugees’ 27 local chapters in identifying the best tech solutions to support refugees at every stage in their journey

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