Dukkan Freelance Working Platform launches on 24 June 2021 with the motto of
“A New Social Approach to Freelancing.”
The Syria Crisis has forced thousands of Syrian professionals with digital skills to leave their
country. Global prospects expect an exponential increase in displaced people due to drives as
armed conflicts and climate change. Access to decent livelihood opportunities constitutes a vital
challenge for displaced people. Being deprived of adequate work opportunities results in
undesirable consequences regarding access to fundamental human rights, including education,
nutrition, and shelter.
On the other hand, there is an ever-growing global digital market promising job opportunities
for every individual with basic and advanced digital skills. The digital economy wipes out the
time and location limitations of traditional work arrangements. Possession or access to a
technological device, not necessarily a computer, smartphones also enable people to complete
much of the simple tasks, and internet connection is the new capital to enter the gates of digital
freelance works.
Inspired by the facts of the current age, the Dukkan Freelance Working Platform is developed
within the “Covid-19 Resilience and Response Project”, funded by the Government of Japan.
UNDP Turkey and Bangladesh Country Offices implement the platform with the technical
support of the Migrant Nation Foundation. Existing and future Syrian freelancers living in
Turkey are encouraged to join Dukkan to provide digital services in their area of expertise.
Clients from the globe, specifically from Arabic-speaking countries, are invited to find their new
employees in few seconds.