Giulia Balestra

Kakuma Camp: Training REFUNITE’s Outreach Volunteers in Research Methods and Prototype Testing


Q&A with Kennedy Steven, Research and Prototype Associate at REFUNITE, about his week in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya.


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Giulia Balestra

KAKUMA CAMP: Product Testing and User Surveys


Q&A with Kelvin Mungai, Back End Developer at REFUNITE, about his experience working in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya.


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Giulia Balestra

SEARCHING FOR FAMILY AND CONNECTIVITY


REFUNITE Senior Outreach Officer Rody Bashizi has been intensively working in the field in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for the past couple weeks, conducting a survey designed to better understand phone penetration and usage in the region.


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Giulia Balestra

Coffee break with Eddy Mwenda – REFUNITE’s Infrastructure Systems Intern


For an entire month, Eddy Mwenda got an opportunity work with REFUNITE as an intern. On his last day at REFUNITE, we had time to catch up over coffee and talk about his experience here.


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE’s Tech Talks: All Things Tech


Tech Talks is a series of events hosted by REFUNITE at Nairobi Garage in Westlands. Tech Talks provide an open space where developers and tech enthusiasts can come together and discuss all things tech. The events also give attendees the opportunity to network, collaborate, share resources and discover new talents.  Follow us for updates: #refunitechtalks


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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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