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Refugee-Supporting Crowdsourcing Networks

This Platform Helps Refugees Find Safety and Resources

— December 29, 2015 — Social Good
'Kricket' is a map-based platform that helps refugees find safety and resources when they are in need. As of right now, there are millions of people worldwide have been forcibly displaced. For many of these people, decisions about where to go and where to access resources are largely based on word-of-mouth information.

Kricket aims to provide refugees with a more accurate and detailed source of information about where to find safety and resources. The system works as a map-based network drawn from crowdsourced data. The platform allows NGOs, volunteers and other refugees to contribute information about different resources and travel routes in real time. The information is then displayed on an interactive map, which is tagged with various user-friendly icons.

The idea behind Kricket is to give refugees a reliable and accurate source of information so that they can make informed decision for themselves and their families.
Trend Themes
1. Crowdsourcing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a platform that uses crowdsourced data to provide accurate and detailed information for various industries.
2. Map-based Networks - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create a map-based network that connects people to relevant resources and services in real time across different industries.
3. Refugee Support - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop innovative solutions and services to support refugees in finding safety, resources, and information.
Industry Implications
1. Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Use technology to build platforms that connect people in need with necessary resources.
2. Humanitarian - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Find new ways to support and assist refugees by leveraging technology and crowdsourced data.
3. Travel & Tourism - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create map-based networks that help travelers and tourists find relevant resources and services in real time.
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