EPA students and alumni successful at Hackaton for Humanitarian Aid
On February 11th and 12th, 2017 the “Hackaton for Humanitarian Aid” was organised by PwC, UNHCR and UNOCH in Amsterdam. EPA student and alumni teams participated in the two-day contest. EPA alumni Tariq Abdul Muhaimin and Naveen Srivatsav were members of the overall winning team and will be presenting their invention at UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva.
EPA student Bastiaan Manintveld won the ‘innovation award’, together with his project group. The international jury was impressed by the app called ‘Noci’, developed by Bastiaan’s team, which makes it able for refugees to submit their (lack of) basic needs by filling in a questionnaire in an app. The real innovation was the use of icons in the app, which allows refugees to fill in the questionnaire by themselves, even if they can’t read and write or if they speak another language.
Noci - Demo