Lotta Relander

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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Lotta Relander

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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Lotta Relander

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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Lotta Relander

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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Lotta Relander

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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Thuita Wachira

REFUNITE behind-the-scenes: Tech Team Reveals Upgrades


REFUNITE behind-the-scenes: Tech Team Reveals Upgrades     The past five months have been a particularly exciting time for the tech team at REFUNITE. Given the increased number of displaced people globally, we saw an urgent need to upgrade our backend platform to better adjust and scale to the numbers of displaced persons we were […]


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Lotta Relander

Zain Group received CSR Initiatve of the Year award at CommsMEA for work with REFUNITE


REFUNITE’s partner Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator, were presented with three awards at this year’s CommsMEA awards in Dubai. One of these awards was for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of the Year, which Zain received for their work in the Family Reconnection Program, where it tied up with Ericsson and REFUNITE […]


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Ida Jeng

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, technology brings closure to separated families


Ida Jeng, REFUNITE’s Director of Global Communication and Strategy, shares photos and observations from a recent mission to Goma in the Democratic Republic.


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Lotta Relander

Guest Lecture Series: How Technology is Helping Refugees


  Guest Lecture Series: How Technology is Helping Refugees   Nearly 60 million people have been forcibly displaced and driven from their homes – the biggest refugee crisis since World War II. New technology is proving to be an essential tool for displaced people. New apps, digital platforms, and mobile initiatives have emerged as a […]


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Lotta Relander

Code for Africa Hacks/Hackers Event on Refugee Crisis: A discussion on how the community can help


Code for Africa Hacks/Hackers Event on Refugee Crisis: A discussion on how the community can help This month, REFUNITE’s Tech Lead, Laban Mwangi and Communications Assistant, Lotta Relander spoke at Code for Africa’s Hacks/Hackers event at Nairobi Garage in Nairobi, Kenya. This event was put together by Code for Africa, the continent’s largest data journalism […]


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