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 […]
Impact Hub Athens and Techfugees are partnering up to organise a whole day event on June 29th to further highlight another perspective of the refugee situation, that often passes unnoticed: the skills and knowledge these people possess and how the qualifications of migrant and refugees populations can become the driving force for more effective and […]
The UAE chapter launched on June 20th, marking the world refugee day, aligned with the spirit of Ramadan. The event brought together the tech community, NGOs and entrepreneurs. Techfugees together with success stories of global hackathons were presented. The media collaboration with MIT Enterprise Forum on their innovation for refugees competition was announced. The Head […]
Techfugees Turkey hosted Ramadan Iftar as a launch event with invitees from 10 countries – technology enthusiasts, media and supporting partners (U.S. Department of State, Borderless Hack, Istanbul & I) adn to mark World Refugee Day. On this special occasion, we shared refugee stories, raised awareness about Techfugees & Basefugees with the focus of how technology can […]
In the wake of news surrounding the creation of mobile apps which purported to help refugees, but did nothing at all, Techfugees has reaffirmed ‘real tech for real refugees’. It warns that technologies developed to aid refugees or refugee agencies must always be co-created with such, and never deployed into the field before multiple levels […]
On the 2nd July 2016, Techfugees will be holding a free conference in Cambridge, UK that will look into how technology can improve refugee camps and address the question of data security for humanitarian tech projects. The event will bring together developers, designers, engineers, refugees and NGOs and will be the first event of Techfugees Cambridge. Registration is free.
The event will give particular consideration to improving internet/local network connectivity, data security/privacy and personal empowerment, and look at relevant technologies improving access to training/education/jobs.