Outthinking migration challenges
Tech-giant IBM and the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) are discussing innovative solutions to better forecast and respond to the global phenomena of mixed migration.
Brought together as the result of a KJAER ADVICE ideation process, the two partners have over the past 6 months been discussing how to blend their respective competencies and co-create forecasting models that can predict future mixed migration flows and the drivers of the same: The purpose is to be able to prepare better and preventive measures.
The partnership is building upon IBM’s position as world-leaders within predictive analytics and machine learning, i.e. making sense of multiple data sources ranging such diverse data sets as weather forecasts, news, social media or country specific statistics on a scale that would normally be out of reach of human analysts.
DRC’s presence on the ground in 40 refugee producing countries across the world provides first-hand data about drivers and consequences of migration.
A design-thinking workshop took place on August 9th at IBM’s premises to explore potential longer-term collaboration models.