UNHCR and IKEA: Helping Millions of Refugees Worldwide

Spigit Innovation Challenges Result in Improved Education Opportunities for Refugees

UNHCR used Spigit to create a culture of innovation, and improve the lives of refugees around the world.

UNHCR Uses Spigit

CHALLENGE:
Finding innovative ways to help millions of displaced, highly disadvantaged refugees worldwide.

SOLUTION:
The innovation team launched UNHCR Ideas on the Spigit platform, an online portal that brings people throughout the organization together to generate ideas and collaborate on new innovations.

RESULTS:
UNHCR partnered with the IKEA Foundation in its latest challenge, which resulted in mass distribution of educational tools to global refugees, including tablets that are pre-loaded with language-learning applications to improve first and second language skills.

“Creating better educational opportunities for displaced children and their families is important to us. This is why we partner with UNHCR Innovation.”

Jonathan Spampinato
Head of Strategic Planning and Communications, IKEA Foundation