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Total Migration Tracking System(MTS) Software for migrants and refugees

A platform for tracking migrants ,refugees and finding jobs and-training them in entrepreneurship skills through video tutorials.

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What problem does the idea help to solve and how does your solution work? (2,000 characters maximum)

Ghanaian’s between the ages of 18 to 40 years travel to Libya in search of jobs. Unfortunately their dream of greener Life is cut abrupt with horror of slavery and torture unimaginable. These Ghanaians migrants are capture placed in labor camp to use to the bidding of their slaves master, their organs are harvested and sold on the black market. Very sad right it get worse relatives are contacted back home to pay huge ransoms for the release of their loved one unfortunately most of these lack the financial muscles needed to save their loved ones. Tmts tracks, rescues, find job and trains migrants and refugees in the go with employable Skills. That provide sustainable livelihood give true hope for the future. This creates a political problem in Ghana as government had to spend money to save of the luck ones leaving the rest to their date. TMTS solves the migration headache totally. The journey begins when a potential migrant first registers their biographical information into the database then TSTM takes over. The system has a real time tracking option tracking every step of the migrant journey Ghanaians have the fundamental right to travel ,Tmts ensures that a migrants travel journey become totally safe. In an extreme where the migrant is abducted the system can track the real time locate of the migrant to make a successful rescue. Our mission is making migration process safe and also financially empowering migrants. Tmts provides video tutorials in skill set training for migrants on the move. Through a skill relevance query to match the talents with available openings in their new community. The system also provides migrants with information about community specific the laws and regulations that migrants have to comply with. The system also assists migrants in getting all the legal documentations in new their community

Geography of focus (500 characters)

Accra the capital city of Ghana. Most migrats ply this route to the extent of visiting Morocco . The Software tracks migration movement between the regions in Ghana and beyond. TMTS provides real time information of how many migrants are at a specific location at a particular time. The software will also link the skills of the current migrants to their new local community ensuring commnities benefit from the migrant skills and talents. TMTS is action oriented.

Building Bridges: What bridge does your idea build between people on the move and neighbors towards a shared future of stability and promise? (500 characters)

TMTS Bridges the migration crises within Africa and financially empowering refugees. This system will inform potential of opportunities elsewhere before embarking. The software , will enable countries around the world to have full control of thier migration process . The system can be tracked to properly manage migration crisis issues around the world. The system bridges migration movement real time information and helping distressed migrants.

What human need is your idea solving for? (1,000 characters)

TMTS is solving insecurity, skill trainig, surpport and encouraging planned migration during the migration process as creating sustainable livelhood s. Tmts will help countries manage immigration crises, reduce unemployment and train migrants and refugees on go why employable skills sets. Participants will receive veritable statement of accomplishments enabling them to a value to society. The bigdata provided will assit countries affected to adequately allocate budget for such contingencies. Many countries are blind when it come to real-time database information regarding migration status of thier citizens. The time has come for counties around the world to develop real-time information about their citizens movement based on this real time information produced it will better assist leaders around the world to make more informed decisions.

What will be different within the community of focus as a result of implementing your idea? (1,000 characters)

Our system equip migrats and refugees with employable Skills needed in their prefered destinations providing a sustainable livelhood. The , information is needed to make the right decision without the right data making decisions will be filled with numerous flaws. Imagine a migrant arrives in Accra my city the system will quickly, inform the county that x amount of migrants are current in the country . Their skill set are matched to become beneficial to the local community. TMTS ensures that communities are aware of any migrant that arrives within their community. . The is enable communities to better plan and allocate resources to prevent crisis in the community.

What is the inspiration behind your idea? (1,000 characters)

During last year, the migrant criss within. Africa and Europe . I was troubled by the event , 20 year old man lost his life in Libya he was his mother first born soon. From my investigation it was revealed that the kidnappers demanded a ransom which the mother failed to meet. Listening to the story a question kept occurring on my way home what can someone do to prevent this from happening. Them The solution clicked. Ghana also has an influx in many migrant from neighbouring regions,due to lack of a mechanism to track migration movement within the Sub region to assist in proper planning of our city's. This has created a problematic situations in Accra, 1/ Strain of public resources namely electricity and water. 2/Rivalry between local traders and foreign traders. 3/ Increase in crime ay kidnappings. These are some of the reason i want to solve it.

Describe the dynamics of the community in which the idea is to be implemented. (1,000 characters)

The current Population of Ghana is 27,499,924 Age structure 0-14 years: 38.01% (male 5,253,430/female 5,198,892) 15-24 years: 18.63% (male 2,548,661/female 2,575,160) 25-54 years: 34.14% (male 4,554,972/female 4,834,765) 55-64 years: 4.97% (male 664,866/female 701,277) 65 years and over: 4.25% (male 538,790/female 629,111) (2017 est.) Life expectancy at birth total population: 67 years male: 64.5 years female: 69.6 years Ethnic groups Akan 47.5%, Mole-Dagbon 16.6%, Ewe 13.9%, Ga-Dangme 7.4%, Gurma 5.7%, Guan 3.7%, Grusi 2.5%, Mande 1.1%, other 1.4% (2010 est.) Religions Christian 71.2% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 28.3%, Protestant 18.4%, Catholic 13.1%, other 11.4%), Muslim 17.6%, traditional 5.2%, other 0.8%, none 5.2% (2010 est.) This where the problem will solve.

How does your idea leverage and empower community strengths and assets to help create an environment for success? (1,000 characters)

The system empowers the community by equipping,skills to enable refugees to develop business with their displaced communities . They are also equipped with the necessary information needed to to effectively manage the resources of their communities and also any addition resource available for migrants. The platform is embedded with a master class video to teach migrants and refugees news skills sets.

What other partners or stakeholders will work alongside you in implementing the idea, if any? (1,000 characters)

I will be working with 275 local district assemblies in Ghana to begin the extent the phase of the project to the various regions in Ghana. I also open to working other on this platform will similar ideas. The project will receive support from the ministry of local government offices nationwide. In every district I will be working with the assembly officers with 5 volunteers to gather data on migration.

What part of the displacement journey is your solution addressing

  • Being on the move, crossing borders, and/or temporarily settled

Tell us how you'd describe the type of innovation you are proposing

  • Platform: Creating a community or market that facilitates interaction between users and resources

Idea Proposal Stage

  • Prototype: We have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing the idea.

Group or Organization Name

Reusive is our name we are small software group of engineers we think aroundnew ways of tackling major problems in the country and hopeful the world beyond.

Tell us more about your group or organization [or lived experience as a displaced person?] (1000 characters)

I have personally been for a when i was 8 years i also had a relative who was displaced through floods in the capital city in Ghana. I saw how he suffered just to get their life back on track sadly no database exited to manage real time information in Ghana. Migration is serious global issue i intend to solve this problem.

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  • We are not yet a registered organization but plan to in future

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Organization Headquarters: City / State

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je trouve l'idée importante et qui rencontre les réalités. j'ai proposé celle relative à l'accès à la justice et au droit à l'information des ces peuples en déplacement. par la mise en place des veilles communautaires et des kiosques d'informations. qu'en pensez vous avant de mettre en place le logiciel l'on devrait d'abord commencer par les bases solides dans les communautés concernées. essaie aussi de lire mon idée tu pourrais enrichir pourquoi former équipe après tout dans le cadre demon idée il y aura une base de données qui sera mise en place et ton logiciel pourrait faire une portée entrée dans la résolution des problèmes.

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