Roia - ICT for Goodness
Roia is an independent non-profit organisation harnessing the power of information and communications technology to improve the lives of those living in the most difficult circumstances.
Founded in 2012 following the outbreak of conflict in Syria, Roia has since grown to become a leading actor in the region providing ICT-based solutions to local communities and non-violent organisations. Roia is dedicated to implementing quality projects that support human rights and wellbeing through the promotion of free speech, healthcare, education, improved livelihoods, and community stability.
By combining a local approach with systems thinking, Roia seeks to develop and implement innovative solutions that have far-reaching and long-lasting results for entire communities. Their fundamental goal is to use ICT to empower vulnerable people, giving them the tools they need to connect, communicate, coordinate and create a better future for themselves.
Roia works with non-profit organizations in various sectors to improve their management of critical daily communications. This means that human rights and civil society actors have the tools they need to promote their cause and communicate with the international community, emergency dispatchers can quickly send help where it's needed, and emergency responders have secure communications to carry out their work.
Sometimes simply implementing the right creative software solution can resolve knowledge management issues and enhance organizational efficiency. In cases of patient diagnosis, epidemic analysis, or disaster response coordination, it can also help save lives. Roia provides innovative software solutions designed to meet the complex and critical needs of an increasingly diverse array of non-profit and humanitarian actors.
ICT skills are increasingly important across all industries and work sectors, and Roia provides this training. From basic literacy to specific software applications, our programs teach skills that are essential to improving staff efficacy and maintaining efficient organizational operations. Roia also provides ICT vocational training to individuals to increase livelihood opportunities.
- Strengthen and support humanitarian and development work
- Increase access to sustainable livelihoods for youth in disadvantaged communities
- Amplify the voices of humanitarian and development actors and oppressed populations
- Support refugee integration into host communities
- Increase women’s involvement in the ICT domain