world map cutout in black with project title geoidentity: logging the boarders. Goodvertsing article by Nobantu Modise

Geoidentity: A Universal System for Study Validation

Displaced people are often forced to suddenly leave their homes under extreme and traumatic circumstances. These days wars, ethnic conflict and climate change are culprits of people being uprooted from their homes and communities. In all the commotion of relocating to safety, access to vital, personal documents such as school certificates and academic transcripts often happens. This loss of proof of academic and professional qualifications, as well as titles only adds to people’s misfortune as it now becomes all the more difficult for migrants to rebuild their lives in their host country. With this understanding, and having worked with refugees from many countries, 26-year-old Giorgia Maria Malandrino, from Italy designed “Geoidentity”.

Geoidentity is a concept that proposes a universal system for validating studies by means of hosting an “academic passport” to preserve and present one’s identity.


Goodvertising verdict: a clear, simple but powerful concept that directly impacts the ability of vulnerable people to be autonomous once more. Giorgia Maria Malandrino’s initiative is deserving of great support and recognition globally.



geoidentity user interface. screen in black, white and purple with academic details of an applicant being filled in. Goodvertising article by Nobantu Modise



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