Techfugees France 🇫🇷

🇫🇷 Techfugees France 🇫🇷

The Techfugees' chapter in France started in 2016. It brings together a group of active and engaged members from the French associative, tech and entrepreneurial communities all looking for solutions to improve the lives of refugees in France.


We connect a diverse pool of organisations and individuals united towards a similar goal: using technology to solve challenges faced by refugees. Through networking events, meetups and hackathons, we connect like minded individuals.


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 Serious Games for refugees Hackathon – Nov 2019

Summer meetup in Paris – June 2019

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We support refugees & organisations looking to access the resources they need from the tech & entrepreneurial communities ; and support the Techfugees Global Team in implementing the TF4Women Fellowship programme in France.


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 Why a programme for refugee women?

Find out more about the current cohort of 2020!

Read 2019 Impact report! 


We share our insights with a wider community (conferences & think-tanks) to inform on most pressing issues and needs on the ground. This paves the way for a better understanding & more relevant tech solutions.


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European Conference: the role of the private sector in economic integration of refugees – June 2019 

Techfugees France engaged with the Red Cross  – june 2018



Joanna KIRK, co-lead

Joanna is a tech PR working with a number of local and international players in the community. She is also the co-director of StartHer, supporting women in tech & co-founder of Startup Sesame. Follow Joanna on Twitter

Sharanya THAKUR, co-lead

Sharanya is the TechFugees France chapter Co-Lead. She is currently working as a Project Manager for Gravity, a French-Kenyan start-up which uses digital identity to help refugees and SMEs gain access to services. She has experience in monitoring & evaluation and research in the development and humanitarian sectors. Follow Sharanya on Linkedin

Alexandre MEYER, co-lead

Ex Googler and Rocket Internet managing Director, Alex is currently exploring new projects and interested in things related to technology & positive impact . Follow Alexandre on Linkedin

Jeremie GARNIER, Volunteer TF France

Jeremie has been working in innovation for more than 10 years at Cisco Systems France. He’s spending as much time on IT development as he does collaborating with people to support those in need. Started working for Techfugees in 2019 by strengthening the partnership with Cisco France and got involved in the #TF4Women Fellowship Program and the TF Gaming Hackathon. Follow Jeremie on Linkedin and Twitter

Charlotte ABDELNOUR, Volunteer TF France

Charlotte has been working in the Digital Industry since almost 10 years, and is actually managing Events & Communications for a tech company. She's organising several tech conferences in Paris, when she's not climbing or spending time with her big friends & family community. She helped Techfugees hold the second Fellowship Program. Follow Charlotte on Linkedin and Twitter !

Our ECOSYSTEM partners

We engage with a variety of organisations to contribute & bring meaningful tech solutions for and with refugees. Click on the logos below and discover how we worked with them in the past.
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