The departure & Journey – Main Stage
13:30 : Registration
14:30 : Introduction to the Summit
Speakers: Mike Butcher, Chairman of Techfugees, Editor at Large, TechCrunch; Antoine Jouteau, CEO, leboncoin (Schibsted Media Group); Marwan Elfitesse, Startup Relations Director, Station F
14:50 : Keynote - The Exodus
The journey of Hassan Akkad, Syrian refugee from Damascus, through the Mediterranean, Calais and finally arrival in the UK, filmed on Go Pro
Speaker: Hassan Akkad, Film Maker, Exodus
15:10 : Panel - Mobile Phones & Connectivity as a lifeline
Meet the innovators providing mobile internet access to refugees in camps and on the way, demonstrating how mobile phones have become lifelines for refugees
Speakers: Benjamin Hounsell, Director of Strategy & Head of Implementation Research, Samuel Hall East Africa; Jenny Casswell, Disaster Response Programme at GSMA
Moderators: Megan Clement, Managing Editor, Women & Girls, News Deeply
15:40 : Fireside Chat - The power of Social media & Smartphones to keep in touch
Speaker: Vaughn Hester, Community Partnership, Facebook
Moderator: Guillaume Bregeras, Les Echos
16:40 : Demos + Panel - Information & Translation on the go
A discussion between social entrepreneurs having built on the go tools for refugees to access information and be able to connect with locals in their own language
Speakers: Rodney Boot, co-Founder, Tikktalk; Mayel de Borniol, Independent volunteer
Moderator: Louisa Mesnard, Cofounder Citron & Textfugees
17:10 : Fireside Chat - Refugee Women: the unaddressed issue
We hear about and see in the media refugee men. However, 2/3 of refugees are made of children and women. How is the aid sector accounting for that? What are the specific challenges that women face?
Speakers: Rania Ali and Anders Hammer, Documentary: ‘Escape from Syria: Rania's Odyssey”. Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown, Co-founder Uncommon Union & Partner Moreno Ocampo
Moderator: Samira Sohail, host of Samira Stalks podcast
17:40 : Presentation - Rethinking Refugee camp and informal settlement
The average time spent in a camp is said to be 17 years now. How do we move on from that reality to a place that gives people space and agency?
Speaker: Mike Zuckerman, Founder, Free Space
Moderator: Michael Neuman, Director of studies, Crash / Médecins Sans Frontières
18:00 : Fireside Chat - Open Data for a fact based debate on immigration
Where is the data on immigration online?
Speaker: Axelle Lemaire, Former Innovation Minister in the French Government
Moderator: Mike Butcher, Chairman of Techfugees, Editor at Large, TechCrunch;
18:20 : Networking Drinks @Station F
09:15 : Introduction to Day II. What Techfugees does. We coordinate. We translate.
Speakers: Josephine Goube, CEO, Techfugees; Tom Hayton, Global Creative Director, Techfugees
09:45 : Panel - Blockchain for refugees
Is Blockchain just a buzzword or on its way to disrupt the humanitarian sector? A discussion between an NGO, a startup and a world-renowned international organisation delivering Blockchain to refugees right now.
Speakers: Niall Dennehy, Co-founder, Aid:Tech;
Hila Cohen, World Food Programme; Nina Tammisto, Digital Strategist, MONI
Moderator: Josephine Goube, CEO, Techfugees
10:30 : Coffee Break
11:00 : Panel - Humanitarian Accelerators
How do you accelerate innovation in the humanitarian sector? Is technology really able to efficiently scale humanitarian assistance?
Speakers: Alexandra Amouyel, Executive Director, Solve; Hila Cohen, World Food Programme
Moderator: Bertier Luyt, Managing Director, Techstar
11:45 : Panel - The Eco-system of refugee tech
We have seen the emergence of new actors in the humanitarian sector applying the frameworks of the tech sector to deliver assistance to the refugees. Who are they? What is driving them? Is tech for good just a trend or can it be made sustainable?
Speakers: Ben Mason, betterplace lab; Ionna Theodorou, Founder, Campfire Innovation;
Joséphine Goube, CEO, Techfugees;
Celine Schmit, Senior Public Information Officer, Spokesperson, Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR)
Moderator: Jay Corless, Senior Advisor, UN Foundation
12:35 : Presentation - Virtual Reality
Gabo Arora presenting "Cloud over sidra", its VR movie about a refugee kid in Za'atari Camp
Speaker: Gabo Arora, Founder and Creative Director, LightShed
The settlement – Main Stage
14:00 : Pitches - Pitches from some of the best tech startups for refugees organisations
- Security First
- All Industries
Moderator: Mike Butcher, Chairman of Techfugees, Editor at Large, TechCrunch
14:40 : Panel - Tech Entrepreneurship for Refugees & displaced in the middle East
Incubators for tech entrepreneurs have started popping up in the region, infusing a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation within the local youth. How are they integrating local refugees and displaced? What's the opportunity and challenges of such entrepreneurship type?
Speakers: Aziza Osman, Jusoor Board member, Jusoor; Ahmad Al Hanandeh, CEO, ZAIN Jordan; Catherina Ballout, Chief Operating Officer, MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab
Moderator: Ahmad Sufian Bayram, MEA Regional Manager at Techstars & Co-Managing Director at Jusoor
15:20 : Panel - Coding schools for refugees and the displaced
The advantage of learning coding for refugees are numerous: these are skills in demand, jobs that can be done remote and only requiring a solid internet connection. However, the job prospects when graduating varies from a country to another. How do we explain those differences?
Speakers: Zahra Shah, Program Manager at Iraq Re:Coded; Fatema Hammami, Refugee student at RBK and coder in residence; Gijs Corstens, Founder, HackYourFuture
Moderator: Raphaël Sarkar, Software Developer & Student at 'Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers'
16:30 : Panel - Impact investment & Funding tech innovation for refugees
What are the working models for investing in the emerging market of tech for refugees? Is there a future for the impact investment place to disrupt the funding models of humanitarian work?
Speakers: Marko Oroz, Managing Director, Refugee Open Ware;
Ida Faldbakken, Partner, Nordic Impact; Tharald Nustad, Founder, Nordic Impact; Kivanc Cubukcu, Principal, Kois Invest
Moderator: Josephine Goube, CEO, Techfugees
17:10 : Panel - What is next for refugees in Greece, in Europe and in the World?
Speakers: George Papandreou, Former Prime Minister of Greece
John Ralston Saul, Essayist & Novelist. Co-Chair at Institute for Canadian Citizenship;
Aurélien Taché, député du Val d’Oise, chargé de mission sur la refonte de la politique d’intégration par le Président de la République
Moderator: Mathieu Lefevre, Co-founder of More in Common & Director of More In Common France
09:25-10:30 : Workshop N.2
Access to employment for refugees. How to make it work?
Participants: Hanieh Hadizadeh, Action Emploi Réfugiés; Angelina Lamy, Accenture Foundation General Delegate; Robert Barr, Founder & CEO, Jobs4refugees; Myriam Mwizerwa, Resettlement and Integration, The United Nations Migration Agency (IOM); Anna Robson, Refugee Talent
14:40-16:10 : Workshop N.3:
BlockChain for refugees
How do you leverage the blockchain for refugees and humanitarian projects? Learn from the people that are doing it and are building it right now
Participants: Ben Siegel, Impact Policy Manager, Consensys; Vanessa Grellet, Executive Director Strategy, Enterprise & Social Impact, Consensys; Niall Dennehy, Co-founder, Aid:Tech; Hila Cohen, World Food Programme