3W: Who is doing what and where in the European Refugee response

February 24th, 2016 Posted by Refugees 0 comments on “3W: Who is doing what and where in the European Refugee response”

Addressing different aspects of the global refugee crisis will require improved coordination across sectors, and greater efficiency and sophistication in delivering aid and other support around the globe. This includes the ability to collect, analyze and share data among organizations that provide direct support for refugees and across the NGO community. Additionally, there is a need for better understanding/mapping of the refugee experience and the emergency response and relief experience, as well as opportunities to identify and anticipate specific needs that can be prioritized in the future.

“The rise of the smartphone has put powerful tech in the hands of refugees, and it’s just waiting to be used in a scalable way,” says Mike Butcher, Techfugees’ co-founder.

lale.help Lale’s mission is to organize the coordination, communication and execution of hands-on help by volunteers in local helper circles. We aim to simplify the management of volunteer groups and to engage as many individuals as possible in the act of helping others. If everyone helps just once, we can build bridges that lead to human connections and true integration.

refugeeprojects.com-map Refugeeprojects is an app that centralizes refugee crisis initiatives so you can easily find a project that meets your needs. The solution is to create a free-open source platform that centralizes all of the initiatives of the refugee crisis in one place. Use human-centered design to make the application meet real human needs.

Who, what, Where Who is doing what and where in the European Refugee response. Collected by Standby Task Force.
Projects about refugees crisis and management are complex as many indicators and variables need to be monitored at the same time and they may concern very different sectors of intervention: from food security and shelter management to wash and sanitation infrastructure and capacity building activities. The 3W platforms are usually built from a 3W matrix (“Who is doing What and Where“) , a well-known global tool used by humanitarian organisations to capture data from the field and manage cluster data. The matrix is then used to generate several types of information products: from maps to graphs and tables. 3W applications provide decision makers and project managers with an easy to use system to keep control over current activities and plan future ones in a specific region.