Empowering refugees and migrants in South Africa through ICT4D

Ka Yan Leung, Wai Sze Leung

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The global increase in refugees and asylum seeker numbers is seen to add pressure to already limited resources worldwide. As a result, refugees in South Africa are not always able to gain access to invaluable legal advice offered by nonprofit organisations. To improve the access of such information, we examine the design of a mobile information system aimed at improving the dissemination of basic legal information for such individuals. Our design considers the profile of refugees assisted through legal clinics in order to establish the selection of appropriate technologies that not only empower its users through knowledge, but enable organisations to better monitor refugee trends in order to better plan the deployment of resources to enhance the impact of any aid offered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781905824557
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2016
Event2016 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2016 - Durban, South Africa
Duration: 11 May 201613 May 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2016


Conference2016 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2016
Country/TerritorySouth Africa


  • access to information
  • ICT4D
  • legal rights

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication


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