Apr 20 16
REFUNITE featured in new publication by author and creator Ken Banks: Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
REFUNITE featured in new publication by author and creator Ken Banks: Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation From teaching young immigrants in Denmark and filming a documentary, to running the largest missing person’s network, REFUNITE co-founders Christopher and David Mikkelsen share their story in the prominent author, Ashoka Fellow and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Ken Banks’ new book Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, released on March 3rd 2016. A collection of 13 personal stories of social entrepreneurship with case studies from Africa, India, US and Europe, the publication has received a lot of positive reviews and has been described as the “hottest” new Business book on Amazon. Featured are innovators, creators and problem-solvers, such as Laura Stachel of We Care Solar, Jessica Anderson and Joumana al Jabri of Visualizing Impact and Erik Hersman of Ushahidi and BRCK. It all started in 2005 when Christopher and David Mikkelsen had been commissioned to produce…
Feb 23 16
Facebook and Free Basics ensures free access to m.refunite.org across Africa and the Middle East
Facebook and Free Basics ensures free access to m.refunite.org across Africa and the Middle East Thanks to Free Basics by Facebook, millions of mobile subscribers across Africa and the Middle East now have free access to REFUNITE’s family reconnection platform. Ida Jeng of REFUNITE reflects on REFUNITE’s newest technology partnership.
Feb 11 16
Syrians with smartphones – Where does REFUNITE fit in?
In this blog post, REFUNITE’s Middle East Project Manager, Sacha Robehmed, reflects on her recent trip to Jordan, where her and Product Manager, Vytas Bradunas, conducted research on technology and the need for a family tracing service like REFUNITE’s in the region.
Feb 10 16
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 the importance of continuing to expand the service to even more countries. Read the full interview by Philanthropy Age here. REFUNITE Co-Founders David and Christopher Mikkelsen
Jan 28 16
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 of this industry. The forum was comprised of a number of keynote speakers as well as a couple of panels, involving CEOs, Chief Experience Officers (CXOs), leading entrepreneurs and thought leaders from companies such as Wikipedia, Facebook and Etisalat.
Jan 21 16
The Voice of a REFUNITE User
REFUNITE Outreach Volunteer, Pascal, writes about his interaction with Esther, a REFUNITE user from Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya.
Jan 21 16
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.
Jan 21 16
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.
Jan 10 16
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.
Jan 8 16
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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