PeaceGeeks - in partnership with Affinity Bridge and Gnucooop - has developed the Services Advisor app to support the 620,000+ Syrian refugees living in Jordan so they can get better access to information on critical services provided by over 60 humanitarian organizations who collectively have locations (both fixed and mobile) in over 420 areas across Jordan. This app has been developed at the request of the UN High Commission for Refugees.
PeaceGeeks and UNHCR have discussed potential for this app to be used with refugee populations outside of Jordan, and to include additional functionality such as collecting feedback from refugees on the provision of services. This app currently leverages Amani Maps - an open-source mapping tool built with OpenLayers and Leaflet developed by PeaceGeeks that is part of the Amani Platform - and the ActivityInfo, developed by Be Data Driven, in partnership with OCHA and UNICEF.
PeaceGeeks led this activation with the assistance of local tech partner, Affinity Bridge. GNU Co-op also played an important support role in the latter part of the development.