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Techfugees London Celebrates World Refugee Day

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Lush Studio

67-71 Beak St

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W1F 9SW

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Five years after the number of refugees globally exceeded that of WWII, forced migration continues unabated. Today, according to the UNHCR, nearly 20 people are forcibly displaced every minute. Despite the enormity of the situation, there are many inspiring ways in which organisations are working to better prepare communities to welcome refugees, and support those who have migrated.

Join Techfugees London on the occasion of World Refugee Day in honouring the bravery of refugees and recognising the work being done by humanitarian organisations here in London. Whether you’re an individual looking to contribute your skills to a mission-driven cause, an NGO looking to collaborate with other stakeholders, or most importantly, a refugee looking to make connections in your community, Techfugees London welcomes you to celebrate World Refugee Day with us.

Courtesy of our lovely friends, Lush, we are organising an evening of storytelling and knowledge sharing, where we hope like-minded individuals can come together to connect and collaborate!

Agenda:

6.30pm: Registration

6.45pm: Opening keynote by Vinay Gupta, Creator of the Hexayurt and original Ethereum release coordinator

  • Vinay will be speaking about his journey as an inventor, philosopher and humanitarian, with a focus his creation of the cheap, simple, non-patented and open source hexayurt refugee shelter which has gone on to become iconic in Burning Man counter culture.

7.10pm: Lightning talks

Highlights include Globechain, Alice, Refuaid and Humankind

  • Globechain on supporting refugee communities via their online reuse platform
  • Alice.SI on how they are using blockchain technology to bring transparency to social funding
  • Refuaid on their innovative loan program designed to help refugees become self-sufficient
  • Humankind, a new projected created by refugees, for refugees.

8.00pm: Networking & refreshments

9.00pm: Event closes

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