Techfugees Jordan was launched at a Technology Salon organised by Souktel and UNICEF on August 15th at Orange BIG incubator in the presence of key players from the local tech and humanitarian community. The event aimed at gathering initial ideas on what technology and local volunteers can achieve in the region. The event initiated a discussion between refugees, major […]
Pre-acceleration programme Pioneers.io, based in Austria, supports Techfugees’ mission to coordinate the international tech community responses to the needs of refugees. The platform positioned at the intersection of entrepreneurship and innovative future technologies, Pioneers, has spontaneously included an option to donate to Techfugees as part of a recent rewards programme. The vast majority of entrepreneurs […]
Techfugees, in collaboration with Tech Salon and UNICEF, are putting up an afternoon event discussion this August 15th in Amman, Jordan to discuss how techies can volunteer to create the most positive impact for refugee lives. More information and how to join below. Time and time again, technologists have demonstrated a great deal of goodwill and capacity to […]
Techfugees is partnering with MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab to find and reward tech-driven solutions to refugee needs. The non-profit organisation launched the competition in June 20th, at the same time Techfugees UAE announced the partnership and is looking for submission of projects until the 1st of September. Techfugees, as a media and innovation partner of the competition, will continue promoting the competition […]
Are you passionate about technology and its role in improving the lives of refugees across the world? Techfugees Core Team needs you. We are looking for a new Head of Chapters to replace our current volunteer, Tara, with a part-time position.
In 2015, 65.3 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of conflict, generalised violence, or human rights violations. Two french students are on a mission to discover new kinds of scalable solutions to help solve the issue of migrant integration.
Techfugees Belgium emerged from civil society initiatives to help asylum-seekers and refugees in Belgium in autumn 2015, when there was a spike in the number of arrivals. We set out to mobilise civil society and social entrepreneurs to find solutions to increase the probability of successful integration. The main question was: how can we turn […]
On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, Impact Hub Athens officially launched the Techfugees Athens chapter by hosting a first event “In transit” bringing together immigrants and refugees, representatives of humanitarian organisations, and active citizens in partnership with Techfugees. Attendees gathered to share their stories and to exchange ideas in an effort to map the needs and draft proposals on long-term solutions that can help […]
This is the first in a series of stories to meet the people behind projects that connect refugees to life-saving technologies. If you would like to be featured, please contact us. “I can see how much this project means to refugees here in Calais, and I dream that more people could benefit.” Acknowledged as a […]
On June 20, Techfugees Paris was invited by Make Sense to take part in a special #MKS Room talk dedicated to projects and solutions being built by communities and associations to help refugees. The session took place during the event that was organised in Hôtel de Ville (Paris) on World Refugee Day. This MKS Room […]