How to Get There
The team, after working extensively in the fields of broadband plans and refugee relief, believe that the best strategy forward involves the creation of a team to carry out detailed research to build both an analytic and political foundation for a global plan. The steps towards achieving that are listed below, with more detail to be found in the brief.
phase 1: Pilot projects
To build an understanding of country specific issues, we're calling for a deep dive into no more than three countries identified by UNHCR. Through these we'd be able to document coverage, locations, needs, and regulatory structure, among other details.
Phase 2: Mapping the problem
Building on the findings from Phase 1, the team could develop a map of connectivity gaps and associated implications. This would allow the team to get data into smaller categories, such as the number of refugees in areas with non-broadband communications networks, among others.
Phase 3: Technical approaches
With new data in hand, the team would then invite stakeholders to propose technical and engineering approaches to solving connectivity gaps in various situations.
Phase 4: economic and governmental solutions
In Phase 4, the team would work off of the previous information gathered to evaluate how to incentivize actions to overcome the connectivity gaps refugees currently face, and create models for future situations.