Techfugees x Refugees Are to fight xenophobia against refugees online

A few months ago, Techfugees launched its first Global Challenges, a competition aimed at innovators who run a technological project addressing displaced people’s needs in one of our five priority areas of work (access to rights & information, health, education, employment and social inclusion). We received more than a hundred applications from around the world!

By analyzing compliance with our 8 Guiding Principles, their business models, reported impact on displaced people’s lives, our Jury of experts selected and invited 25 finalists to come and pitch their projects at the Techfugees Global Summit 2018 at Station F on October the 26th.

📼 Have a look at the 25 #TFChallenges18’ finalists video pitches here!

One winner was chosen per category by a Jury of high profile experts, resulting in 5 laureates: Integreat, Shifra, Antura and the Letters, Taqadam and Refugees Are. Techfugees has since then been working very closely with the 5 winning teams and defining how to support their growth over the coming year.


Meet Suad, Founder of Refugees Are, Winner of the #TFChallenges18 Social inclusion category 🏆

Refugees Are is a news analysis platform to highlight the issue of xenophobia against refugees in the news online. Developed by Suad Al Darra, a Syrian data scientist now based in Ireland, Refugees Are started as a research project.

Suad and the Techfugees team and community will team up to explore the scope and business model of the project and look for relevant resources and partners to put Refugees Are to the next level in 2019.

📰 Read more about the Refugees Are project on Irish Tech News!


Have a look at Refugees are’ pitch at the Techfugees Global Summit:  


Join the fight against xenophobia online with us! Highlight the Refugees Are project ✊


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