Financial Democratisation for Refugees & Migrants

Finalist

Essential Info

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Summary

An intelligent voucher and digital ID solution for the refugee crisis.

The system stores a digital record of a person’s ID on a smart card along with an array of additional information such as electronic cash, social welfare entitlements and dental/health records. The system facilitates the integration of refugees by making it quick and easy for them to prove their identity and not get caught up in the asylum process. For example, by scanning the smart card at an appropriate location, a government employee can see what language the person speaks, social services they are entitled to and who their family members are. The smart card can be ‘topped-up’ remotely acting like a mobile bank account. This empowers the refugees to spend their digital cash freely in participating stores.

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