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Philanthropy Age Interview With REFUNITE Co-Founder Christopher Mikkelsen


“Better Together: How data is reuniting lost families” – Philanthropy Age, the leading source of philanthropic news in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, interviewed REFUNITE Co-Founder Christopher Mikkelsen on refugees, data, technology, and why family is everything. The interview focuses on where and how REFUNITE was founded, what the organization has accomplished so far, and […]


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REFUNITE co-Founder Christopher Mikkelsen Gives Keynote Speech on Mobility at Ericsson’s Change Makers Forum


  On January 10th, 2016, REFUNITE’s co-founder and co-CEO Christopher Mikkelsen attended and gave a keynote speech at Ericsson’s Change Makers Forum in Dubai. With 690 million mobile subscribers in just the Middle East and North-East Africa, this forum brought together multiple pioneers and change-makers from the mobile and technology industry to discuss the future […]


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The Voice of a REFUNITE User


REFUNITE Outreach Volunteer, Pascal, writes about his interaction with Esther, a REFUNITE user from Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya.


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Photo Essay: Research and Insight into Preferred Social Media Habits in Kakuma


In this photo essay, Lotta Relander of REFUNITE shares photos from a recent trip to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Turkana County, Kenya.


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Introducing the Newest Additions to the REFUNITE Family: Sacha and Joe


The new year has brought plenty of new talent to REFUNITE. In addition to Kelvin, we also have the pleasure of introducing our new Middle East Project Manager, Sacha, and our new Front End Developer, Joe.


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TIME Magazine Donates Ad Campaign to REFUNITE


TIME Magazine Donates Ad Campaign to REFUNITE Family separation affects millions. We owe a big thanks to TIME magazine for dedicating an entire page to REFUNITE and our efforts to reconnect separated families together with IKEA Foundation, Ericsson and partners.


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Welcoming more tech talent: Kelvin joins the REFUNITE team


Meet Kelvin Mungai, who joined REFUNITE this week as a backend developer.


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REFUNITE Moves into Nairobi Garage: Africa’s Biggest Co-Working Space


REFUNITE Moves into Nairobi Garage  Africa’s Biggest Co-Working Space for Entrepreneurs What started as an idea back in 2008, has since turned into a technology-organization with 26 staff members and growing. As much as we want to keep REFUNITE small, efficient and agile, we have had to realize that we can’t continue to fit our hard-working […]


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Social Innovation Summit: Connecting Social Innovators From Sweden and Beyond


Social Innovation Summit: Connecting Social Innovators From Sweden and Beyond       On November 25th, Alexander Bugge, Strategic Project Manager at REFUNITE, attended the Social Innovation Summit in Malmö, Sweden. The conference was attended by entrepreneurs, change agents, innovators, decision-makers, investors and financiers, working together to find new, innovative solutions to some of the […]


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REFUNITE Attends Betterplace Labtogether Conference in Berlin, Germany


REFUNITE Attends Betterplace Labtogether Conference in Berlin, Germany On November 20th, 2015, REFUNITE’s Africa Director Nishant Shah spoke at the Betterplace Labtogether conference in Berlin, Germany’s leading conference on digital innovation for public good. The conference brings together technologists, innovators and entrepreneurs. This year’s conference covered themes such as “The Future of Work”, “Digital Refugee […]


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