The Rohingya Project is a grassroots initiative to uplift and empower the stateless and financially excluded Rohingya people by creating a secure and transparent digital ecosystem
The Rohingya Project is targeting a central issue the Rohingya diaspora face as a result of statelessness: financial exclusion. Many second and third generation stateless Rohingya live on the margins in their host societies and encounter significant obstacles in generating a livelihood and keeping themselves out of poverty. The goal of the Project is to connect these Rohingya to opportunities to learn, equip and empower themselves and the wider Rohingya diaspora through technology and empowerment.
Through the creation of a secure and international Blockchain-leveraged ecosystem, those Rohingya who for years have been sidelined can be given access to a range of financial applica ons and other services to encourage collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship. The platform will tap into the entrepreneurial potential of the Rohingya community and offer options to counter their exclusion from the mainstream.
Over time, the Project will strive to be a space where the stateless Rohingya can organize themselves and support their own on-the-ground and virtual initiatives to further their community’s interests.
While the world may know the Rohingya now as only victims, the Rohingya Project’s mission is to bring their dignity back.
EST. STATELESS ROHINGYA WORLDWIDE
For over 30 years, Rohingya have lived in a limbo of statelessness. Driven out of their ancestral land, living largely undocumented in different countries across the world and denied even basic rights that people take for granted, the struggles the Rohingya diaspora face are severe. As a result of their stateless condition, the 3.5 million Rohingya live as an invisible people on the margins, and are vulnerable to destitution, human trafficking, and other maladies.
To create a digital ecosystem to uplift and empower the stateless Rohingya in diaspora both economically and socially
To offer a range of Blockchain-based applications to encourage entrepreneurship and financial sustainability within the Rohingya community
To achieve a number of UN Sustainable Development Goals related to poverty eradication, social marginalization and others
To provide support and capacity-building to Rohingya-led community initiatives on the ground
To encourage Rohingya diaspora self-organization and collaboration
To come up with a strong Proof of Concept for community empowerment that can be shared with other stateless and marginalized people
The Project will go through 3 Phases
Developing the Foundations
Scaling Economic and Social Empowerment
Constructing a Virtual Community
A vital part of being recognized as a refugee, and more specifically, a Rohingya, is the assessment and verification process. Our unique multi-layered verification methodology is broken down into a series of interviews and assessments that rigorously test on 5 areas: Geographical, Social, Language, Cultural, and Occupational. The registration process will not be restricted to one geographical location only but will extend to Rohingya diaspora communities globally in different locations.
HOW DO WE VERIFY THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR THE DIGITAL ID?
Our unique multi-layered verification methodology is broken down into 5 tests
“The methodology is built in such a way that only a true Rohingya can pass it” –
Muhammad Noor, Project Co-Founder
PROJECT END GOAL
CREATING A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY