Winners of GPPN Annual Conference 2022
We are pleased to announce the winning teams of the GPPN Annual Conference 2022 that took place from 4 to 6 March 2022.
BEST PROJECT: "GPPN Henrik Enderlin Award" – Sourceable (SIPA)
Team: Lena Arkawi, Namir Ahmad, Silvana Zapata-Ramirez
Reliable and timely documentation of human rights violations is indispensable for the protection of human rights. This process is critical to ensuring peace, justice, and an inclusive society (SDG Goal 16). However, access to verifiable data is a growing global challenge. With the proliferation of advanced technologies to manipulate data, the credibility of journalists, human rights organizations, and prosecutors’ is threatened. Our solution empowers victims of and eyewitnesses to human rights violations to document abuses while ensuring the authenticity and safety of their data. Leveraging cutting-edge verification technology, we aim to develop a mobile application and online platform that empowers, connects, and supports communities in documenting abuses. Citizens use the application to document, verify, store, and share content in real-time. The data is then published on our online platform and accessed by our customers - media outlets, human rights professionals, and legal advocates. Our solution amplifies victims’ voices and provides a channel for them to share their reality.
AUDIENCE AWARD and RUNNER UP – "Gute Nachbarn": a coliving proposal for Berlin's elderly and young migrants (Hertie)
Team: Alice Bisio, Arne Arens, Júlia Cots-Capell, Sandeep Uma Veera Satya Kalepu
As Germany’s population ages, there are more elderly who have lost loved ones or who don’t have any significant connection in their life. Their loneliness is exacerbated by the ever-increasing digitalisation in our social lives, a trend many elderly people cannot possibly follow. At the same time, as an increasing number of people flee conflicts and adverse effects of climate change, there is a need for better integration of refugees in society. Our proposal aims to provide social value by allowing these two groups to positively interact and contribute to solve their common issues. The aim of our project is to develop an economically and socially feasible policy proposal for the Public Administration in Berlin to jointly tackle loneliness, affordable housing, and social inclusion for the elderly and for refuges. The project consists on an intergenerational co-living that combines housing plans and integration practices, community building and digital technologies for refugees and local population aged 65 or above.
RUNNER UP – InteGREAT! – A Job Portal for Displaced Venezuelan Refugees to Land Jobs in Host Countries (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy)
Team: Chan Wing Yin Rachel, Hui Tsz Kin, Wen Nuan
According to the United Nations International Organisation for Migration (IOM), approximately 5.4 million refugees from Venezuela have been fleeing into neighbouring Latin American and Caribbean countries, seeking work and a better life. By analysing the key challenges of Venezuelan refugees and existing support interventions, this proposal identifies stable employment to be a strong determinant to successful integration. In this paper, we propose and examine the viability of an innovative online platform solution to address the long-term needs of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, empower them to overcome the barriers in accessing the formal labour market and ultimately enhance their economic stability in their host country.
BEST PRESENTATION – Incentivising Farmers to Avoid Crop Stubble Burning in Northern India (LSE)
Team: Jonathan Odumeru, Nikita Singh, Rachel Pilc, Sidhartha Tibrewal
The intensification of crop stubble burning in northern India in response to a central government policy, has led to a dual health and climate crises in and around India’s National Capital Territory. As yet, government interventions have proven unsuccessful in modifying farmers’ incentives and behaviours. In response, our multi-pronged solution, grounded in technological practises and market-based principles, will incentivise farmers to convert stubble into an environmentally friendly fuel source. This proposal has the added benefit of providing work to the underutilised workforce in India (which has only been exacerbated by Covid-19). The creation of a series of decentralised centres will help provide sound institutions, incentives and infrastructure whilst accelerating India’s transition from coal to clean energy.
Again, our heartfelt congratulations to the above student teams!