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Government Innovation Series: Establishing Design Thinking through Workshops
What does it take to bring innovation practices into Government contexts? The Centre facilitated a 2.5 day workshop on design thinking and the Innovation Toolkit with UBR employees.
Using Facial Recognition in a Sensitive Context
Lessons learned from our pilot to support the validation of missing person inquiries One of the many tragedies of conflict and disaster is that people go missing, leaving their families to agonise over their fate, often for years. The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) contributes to the search for these people through its Online Inquiry Centre (OIC). On the site, people can enter and retrieve information on individual missing person cases. One of the challenges presented by maintaining the OIC is the number of man-hours required to respond to inquiries that are received. Working with ICMP, the Centre for Innovation asked: would it be possible to support the verification of missing person inquiries by using facial recognition software? We developed a prototype to find out.