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San Pedro Sula, Honduras

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

The Portal is located on the regional campus of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) in San Pedro Sula, the industrial capital of Honduras. UNAH is the leading institution of higher education in the country and maintains a strong commitment with honduran academy, research, science, culture and development. 

The Portal is run by the Organization for Youth Empowerment (OYE), a youth development NGO located in the nearby city of El Progreso. OYE is dedicated to educate, empower and engage disadvantaged youth to break the cycle of poverty and become agents of change in their homes, schools and communities.

Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) was founded in 1984 as a graduate school of theology, formerly known as the Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa (CHIEA). Today, the university is open to a wide range of studies from Science to Law, all contributing to it's stated mission: "To promote excellence in research, teaching and community service by preparing morally upright leaders based on the intellectual tradition of the Catholic Church."

Grand Park

Grand Park

April 10 - 23, 2017

Grand Park will host a two-week long chat with the world.  Audiences can sign up for an appointment to speak with someone around the world about life, food, family, the weather or any other topic they want to discuss with the opportunity to gain a new perspective on other communities far away.  The portals are gold shipping containers equipped inside with immersive audio and video technology.  Individuals can meet face-to-face with someone in a distant portal and have real-time conversations as if he or she were in the same room.  Each portal is staffed by a Portal Curator who provides translation as needed. Grand Park’s Writers’ Workshops and Lunchtime Concerts will be “broadcast” during this timeframe so that participants in other portal locations can enjoy these events from afar. 

Berlin, Germany (Migration Hub)

Berlin, Germany (Migration Hub)

The Migration Hub Network creates spaces, where social entrepreneurs and organizations meet to design solutions around mass migration. Our network generates physical impact within communities and connects organizations across Europe. This fosters collaboration between actors in the public and private sector in order to transform the challenges surrounding mass migration into opportunities.

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

Our Portal in Mexico City has moved around town, garnered major national press, and hosted celebrities including Telenovela stars. We are now in Platoon Mexico, a global creative collective based in Berlin, Mexico City and Seoul with more than 7,500 members. The Mexico Portal is run in partnership with Time Out Mexico, the largest arts, culture and entertainment guide in Mexico. Since 2015, the Portal has moved to numerous sites including Plaza Villa Madrid, one of the most iconic neighborhoods in Mexico City, and Arte Alameda, a space dedicated to the exhibition, documentation, production, and research of artistic practices that relate to technology.

Chicago, USA

Chicago, USA

Our Portal is located at Instituto del Progreso Latino. Throughout Instituto's 40-year history, the organization has championed bold approaches for creating outstanding education programming to meet the unique needs of its community, providing comprehensive education programs and services to 8,000 families annually. Instituto’s mission is to contribute to the fullest development of Latino Immigrants and their families through education, training, and employment that fosters full participation in the changing U.S. society while preserving cultural identity and dignity. Thanks to its innovative ideas, rigorous research and evaluation, and above all, commitment to students’ success, Instituto is a nationally recognized and trusted, career-focused education institution establishing preeminent models in adult education, youth education, and workforce development.

Brooklyn, USA

Brooklyn, USA

Our Portal in Brooklyn is located in the Navy Yard at the New Lab. The New Lab is an interdisciplinary space designed to support entrepreneurs working in emerging technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and connected devices.

Amman, Jordan

Amman, Jordan

Our Portal in Amman is hosted by Mercy Corps Jordan, in a site associated with their three-year pilot project funded by Middle East Children’s Institute (MECI) to establish an after school and youth program for children in Al-Salt (a community 1/2 hour outside of Amman). Mercy Corps is committed to long-term programming and community development in Jordan.

Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar

The American Center Student Council (ACSC) is an organization that helps students gain access to global educational materials. By partnering with them, along with Turning Tables, a youth empowerment group, and a group called Fringe Diplomacy, based at the Aspen Institute in Washington DC, we are able to draw upon a wide base of support in Yangon.

Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul University is located in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. It was founded in 1931 during the government of Mohammed Nadir Shah and then Prime Minister Mohammad Hashim Khan. Kabul University is attended by approximately 25,000 students, of which around 40% are women. The main building was renovated about 500 metres from the old one, which has almost the same design.The mission of Kabul University is to mature and prosper as an internationally recognised institution of learning and research, a community of stakeholders committed to shared governance, and a centre of innovative thought and practice.

Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda

Our Portal in Rwanda is located at Impact Hub in downtown Kigali and run by Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga (“To Create, To See, To Learn”), a public arts social enterprise using street-arts and art-actions to involve civil society in positive social change.

In particular, the organization creates large-scale public artworks, many of which seek to reduce the stigma against HIV-positive individuals. Impact Hub Kigali, which also hosts the Portal, is a co-working space nurturing grassroots ventures aiming to have a sustainable impact on their communities.

Erbil, Iraq

Erbil, Iraq

Our Erbil_Portal is located at the Harsham IDP & Refugee Camp. Harsham Camp is on the outskirts of the city of Erbil in northern Iraq. The camp hosts 1,500 internally displaced Iraqi families who fled the so-called Islamic State take-over of Mosul and surrounding villages in mid-2014. Erbil is the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan Region, which hosts around 1.5 million internally displaced Iraqis and almost 230,000 Syrian refugees. Our Portal in the camp is based in a converted water pumping station. Through it, a young entrepreneur spoke with President Barack Obama and another with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The Portal is made possible by UNICEF Iraq and Terre de Hommes.

Gaza, Palestine

Gaza, Palestine

Mercy Corps and Gaza Sky Geeks host the Gaza_Portal. Gaza Sky Geeks was founded in 2011 to build Gaza’s startup movement. They run a vibrant co-working space. In 2013, the Gaza Sky Geeks accelerator began connecting top teams to global resources to transform Gaza’s most talented youth into the Middle East’s business leaders. Investors from around the world invested in the startups and partnered with Gaza Sky Geeks to provide them with expertise, mentorship, and networks.

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

El Centro de Cultura Digital se dedica a la producción, formación, comunicación y reflexión sobre nuevas manifestaciones culturales, sociales y económicas, que surgen a partir del uso cotidiano de la tecnología digital. Nuestra visión se enfoca en los posibles futuros de la producción cultural a partir del presente fenómeno de penetración de tecnologías digitales en nuestro país. / Centro de Cultura Digital (CCD) is located in the heart of Mexico City, right outside Chapultepec park and it specializes in production, formation, communication and analysis of new cultural, social and economic manifestations that are a result of the daily use of digital technology.