Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE IS LOOKING FOR NEW TALENT!


WE ARE HIRING!   REFUNITE is looking for new talent to join its efforts in reaching more displaced people and reconnecting separated families worldwide. We are currently recruiting for the following positions:   Chief Technology Officer Data Scientist Full Stack Web Developer Developers Search Wizard   If you want to become part of an ambitious, […]


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Giulia Balestra

African Women in Tech Summit 2016: Rewriting the Code


In July 2016, REFUNITE’s Director of Global Communication and Strategy Ida Jeng was invited to participate as a speaker and member of the jury at the African Women in Tech (AWIT) 2016 summit happening in Nairobi. Here are some of the highlights from the event.


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE Co-Founders Honored at Condé Nast Event in New York


REFUNITE’S co-founders, David and Christopher Mikkelsen, among Conde Nast’s “25 Most Daring” individuals in America.     7th July, 2016 – New York Today, REFUNITE’s co-founders and brothers, David and Christopher Mikkelsen, were honored for their vision and commitment at an exclusive event in New York, United States. The event was hosted by Condé Nast […]


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Sacha Robehmed

Free Basics User Journey


This is the third of a three-part blog series by REFUNITE’s Middle East Project Manager, reflecting on her findings from a research trip to Iraq (see part 1 and part 2). This post focuses on testing Free Basics, REFUNITE’s collaboration with Facebook’s zero-rated internet platform.


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Sacha Robehmed

REFUNITE team completes Human-Centered Design Course


Designing how REFUNITE might implement Interactive Voice Recording technologies to improve our service for illiterate Somalis in Kenya. For the last two months, REFUNITE’s user acquisition and growth team has been brushing up on an important skill. We formed a team and joined thousands of people around the world for “Design Kit: The Course for […]


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE shares expertise at European Social Innovation Academy 2016


The European Commission’s Social Innovation Competition 2016,  ‘Integrated Futures’, focuses on innovative solutions for refugees and brings together social entrepreneurs, changemakers and technologists from different European countries. REFUNITE has been selected as a Jury member, alongside organizations, such as The United Nations Refugee Agency and TechFugees.


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Giulia Balestra

Cannes Lions 2016: #IMmigrant shortlisted


Between 19-21 June 2016, the #IMmigrant campaign, initiated by advertising agency LDC and REFUNITE, received three nominations at Cannes Lions, in the Direct category and the Cyber category. Although we didn’t come home with Lions in our pockets, we are proud of the campaign’s success and the growing visibility it sparked on the migration stories […]


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Giulia Balestra

Closing Dadaab: How might technology help?


  Inspired by the different ways technology can be used to help refugees globally, REFUNITE and independent think tank Samuel Hall initiated a forum focusing on innovation in a humanitarian context.   Closing Dadaab: How might technology help?     The inaugural event on “Technology & Innovation for Supporting Refugees” took place on Thursday, June […]


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE FAMILY GROWS: Welcoming Alex, Gideon, and Giulia!


Halfway through 2016 and REFUNITE has three new faces to introduce to you! Over the last few months Alex, Gideon, and Giulia have joined the REFUNITE Team in Nairobi. Let’s welcome them on board and get to know them.   ALEX BRONER – Product Manager As Product Manager, Alex leads the research, conceptualization, prototyping, product […]


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Sureka Murray

500,000 refugees searching for missing family


500,000 refugees searching for missing family   In honor of World Refugee Day, the founders of REFUNITE, brothers and social entrepreneurs David and Christopher Mikkelsen, reflect on the journey of the organization and its partners, which have brought REFUNITE to help more than 500,000 people in their search for missing family. Ten years ago, when […]


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