Updated Apr 04, 2018

The Lens Anecdotal Analysis

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Maximize the lessons we can learn from stories, empower voices of those most affected, and help NGOs make more informed decisions - especially in fragile contexts (e.g. conflict areas, humanitarian) - using advanced AI and information technologies.

The Lens is coordinating the testing and applications.
The Lens is coordinating the testing and applications.

Stage 3: Proof of Concept

Prototype completed by May 15th, Pilot test with Rohingya refugees completed in July 2018

Focus Areas:

Communications and Media, Peace and Resilience and Refugees

Communications and Media, Peace and Resilience and RefugeesSEE LESS

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BangladeshSEE LESS

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We're collecting video stories from Rohingya refugees about what they experienced and using AI and other techniques to analyze the stories, gain a broader understanding of what has happened and the current situation, and help NGOs better serve refugee populations during migration, stays in the camps, and in reaching a solution.



Interviews are conducted throughout refugee camps asking for descriptions of personal experiences during the displacement event. Through natural language processing (NLP) and other AI techniques like sentiment and tonal analysis, data can be used to understand the methods and timing of a displacement event, areas affected and migration patterns, evaluate refugee camp experiences, and take into consideration the voices of the Rohingya population in deciding where they will reside permanently.

Target Beneficiaries

Refugees in Bangladesh, with potential applications globally. NGOs providing aid to make more informed decisions.

Competitive Advantage

This technical innovation can be applied to many fields and events. We are conducting a pilot test with camps in Bangladesh primarily serving Rohingya populations by partnering with organizations like IDMC and Shoah Foundation. After this test, we will work with other organization involved in other refugee camps and conflict regions before expanding into global health, education and capacity building programs, and disaster response/recovery.

Our technology partner, Grupo Cognitiva, has validated the idea and is providing a discounted rate for the proof-of-concept and pilot test.
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted700


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