RISE wrote -
In a few short weeks, we are heading to the Greek Island of Lesbos to pilot the beta version of our mobile refugee intake platform. In partnership with a refugee aid organization helping migrants receive the legal services they so desperately need, we are now able to take our first steps into the field and reconfirm our commitment to helping vulnerable refugees.
We hope you will consider supporting us as we lay the foundation for the launch of our globally scalable tool. This technology has the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of vulnerable refugee children worldwide by speeding up their access to critical services.
The problem - There are 65 million refugees worldwide. Thirty-three million of them are children. The humanitarian coordination system designed to meet refugee needs is filled with outdated and inefficient tools. In fact, it takes 2 years on average for a refugee child to receive minimum core protective services.
The solution - RISE has built a mobile technology platform to speed the delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid to children from 2 years to 2 months. Codenamed CIEL, the platform allows for coordination of the humanitarian response and the precise allocation of resources to meet refugee needs.
The technology - CIEL is a SaaS platform (Software as a Service), consisting of a robust suite of tools including an assessor and responder mobile application and a cloud database with a UI portal driving the global humanitarian system. CIEL provides stakeholders at multiple levels with a 30,000 ft. view of the humanitarian operation and allows them to launch a well-orchestrated and data-driven intervention. The tools, designed to work in internet and infrastructure poor settings, rely on portable Wi-Fi, solar device charging, and technologies common in developing countries.