May 3 17
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.
Apr 11 17
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.
Apr 10 17
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.
Mar 30 17
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.
Mar 29 17
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.
Mar 17 17
REFUNITE and Re:Coded Start New Collaboration in Iraq
Iraq Re:Coded is a coding fellowship program designed for refugees and displaced youth in Iraq.
Mar 17 17
REFUNITE At The Annual Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017 In Nairobi
On the 28th February 2017, Ida Jeng of REFUNITE spoke about “Emergency Communication, Connectivity and Social Networks” at the Aid & Development Africa Summit (AIDF).
Mar 3 17
REFUNITE Joins GSMA Roundtable At Mobile World Congress 2017
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.
Mar 1 17
Techfugees Kenya and REFUNITE: A New Chapter Starts
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.
Feb 9 17
A Radio Campaign To Reconnect Separated Families Across Somalia
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.
Hundreds of families are reconnected through our work every month, often after years of searching for their missing loved ones.
Any donation will help separated families reconnect.