The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) at the Earth Institute, in collaboration with the Columbia Global Center in Istanbul and the Mailman School of Public Health invite you for an online exhibition and panel of the project titled "Health Promotion via Digital Technologies Among Young Refugees in Turkey" funded by the President's Global Innovation Fund (PGIF). Ipek Cem Taha, Director of the Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul, will share her opening remarks along with the representatives from the Center for Sustainable Development, Istanbul University, and Bir-Iz Association.
Yanis Ben Amor, Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Firas Kayal, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, New York Office
Goleen Samari, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Özge Karadağ Çaman, Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Selma Karabey, Department of Public Health, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University
Damla Ceyhan, Department of Public Health, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University
About the PGIF Project:
This project aimed to use a community-based participatory research approach to explore and promote the use of digital technologies among young refugees to improve their access to health information and services in Turkey. The project kicked-off with a stakeholder workshop in Istanbul to discuss current problems and solutions regarding health literacy and health care access issues among refugees. The project team then conducted a qualitative photovoice study with young refugees and local youth in Istanbul, in addition to in-depth interviews with health workers and policymakers to assess the current trends and gender-specific needs for digital tools including mobile apps to access health information and services among refugees. In this online photo exhibition and panel, the findings of the photovoice study will be shared with the aim of raising awareness on using digital health technologies for health promotion in forced migration settings.