Giulia Balestra

Artificial Intelligence and Us: REFUNITE’s Co-founder at CogX 2017 London


On June 21st 2017, REUNITE’s Co-founder Christopher Mikkelsen joined CogX 2017, a global conference on the impact of Artificial Intelligence across industries. Read more here.


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE Brothers At The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting Of New Champions


On the 27th and 28th of June 2017, REFUNITE’s Co-founders and WEF Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2017 David and Christopher Mikkelsen  joined the WEF annual meeting in China and shared their experience in creating technology solutions for the displaced.  


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Giulia Balestra

From Pakistan to Kenya: My first two weeks at REFUNITE


Arisha Akbar is REFUNITE’s Project Manager for our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) solution and call centre in Pakistan. She joined REFUNITE in June 2017 and spent a week in Nairobi to familiarise herself with the team and get ready for her work in Pakistan. Welcome to the team Arisha!


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Giulia Balestra

From Nairobi to Kampala and Ottawa: Congolese Brothers Reconnected Across Continents After 12 Years


Tambwe and Mutombo became separated when violence broke out in the city of Bukavu, in South Kivu. A family of 12 suddenly dispersed amidst generalized chaos, armed militias, and gunfire. It was 2005.


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Giulia Balestra

Refugee Family Reconnects Across Belgium And Burundi After Four Years


In 2013, Sifa was was separated from her siblings André, Rashidi, and Mugoli in South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Four years after, Sifa found her siblings again thanks to the REFUNITE platform. 


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE Founders at the World Economic Forum on Africa


On the 1st of May 2017, the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa and the Solution Summit kicked off in Durban, South Africa. REUNITE’s co-founders and brothers David and Christopher Mikkelsen joined a community of over 100 social entrepreneurs from across the world for the event.


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Giulia Balestra

Flight To Denver: REFUNITE At The Solutions Summit Bootcamp


In 2016 REFUNITE was selected for the Solutions Summit, a year-long entrepreneurship programme powered by the United Nations and the United Nations Foundation. In 2017, the Solutions Summit cohort met in Denver, Colorado (US) for a 3-day bootcamp,following the successful kickoff in New York.  


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Ida Jeng

Using Interactive Voice Response to Connect Separated Women in Pakistan


In this blog-post, Ida Jeng of REFUNITE reflects on a recent mission to Islamabad in Pakistan and reveals REFUNITE’s plans of deploying an Interactive Voice (IVR) system to connect separated refugees and displaced people in Pakistan.


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Giulia Balestra

Two Somali Cousins Find Each Other Again After Two Years Of Separation


In December 2015, Somali cousins Hamdi and Sacdio were separated in Mogadishu. Thanks to the REFUNITE family tracing platform, Hamdi and Sacdio found each other again after two years. 


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE Brothers Selected As Social Entrepreneurs Of The Year


On the 29th of March 2017, REFUNITE’s co-founders and brothers David and Christopher Mikkelsen have been selected as Social Entrepreneurs of the Year by the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation.


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