Half of them are under 18 years old who had no choice but to flee their home in order to escape a certain (violent) death and/or persecution. They have become “foreigners” in their own countries and “refugees” abroad. They have lost it all, left it all and are searching for a new place to call home. At the same time, all around the globe, compassionate and altruistic humans have designed & created solutions using new technologies rethinking the way we serve displaced humans’ needs & challenging the status quo. Nonetheless, these solutions are too often neglected, unknown by institutional donors, and struggle to find support to continue making a difference locally or at a larger scale.
To gather all those who want to / have aspired to / have succeeded in using & building technology to empower displaced humans.
To enable more collaboration and foster scaling up by building partnerships.
From beneficiaries & peers around their projects.
We hope Basefugees can kick-start a new way of working and developing #tech4refugees projects in various entrepreneurial communities. Projects that start with a discussion about ‘how about we/us’, with narratives of possibility, transparency and improvement so we start building ethical technology for and with displaced people – not solely on behalf of. Not as subjects but equal actors.