NEWS FROM REFUNITE
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.
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.
On the 28th February 2017, Ida Jeng of REFUNITE spoke about “Emergency Communication, Connectivity and Social Networks” at the Aid & Development Africa Summit (AIDF).
On the 28th of February co-founder Christopher Mikkelsen represented REFUNITE at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. Organized by GSMA, MWC is a global gathering to discuss and showcase the latest trends in the mobile industry.
On the 22nd of February REFUNITE and independent think thank Samuel Hall have launched the first Techfugees Chapter in Kenya with an event focused on the role of blockchain technology in the refugee emergency response.
In January 2017, REFUNITE and Radio Ergo launched a campaign to inform the growing number of displaced people within Somalia about the REFUNITE family tracing platform and to help them in the search for their missing loved ones.
In this blog post, Giulia Balestra of REFUNITE reflects on a two-day team retreat with the REFUNITE Team in Nairobi, Kenya.