Wednesday 28 November | Muziekgebouw | Amsterdam

The only event worldwide that brings together refugees, entrepreneurs, education experts, private sector, governments, academia and NGOs to improve higher education, promote sustainable economic empowerment and strengthen leadership amongst young people in fragile states.

 

#IGNITE2018

IGNITE 2018 Report

 

Read through our interactive IGNITE 2018 Report with photos, videos, and links to podcasts here!

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IGNITE Conference 2018

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Zoom into the Ink Strategy illustration that was created with your stories, recommendations and the thoughts of the day.  

Podcasts

Andile Masuku, host of the African Tech Roundup podcast, created an exclusive 7-part series during IGNITE.

 

Firstly, interviewing Director of SPARK, Yannick du Pont, alongside Professor Alexander Betts on the topic of innovative foreign aid strategies and constructive refugee interventions. 

 

Secondly, gutsy entrepreneurial moves in difficult places with Morris Dougba of Green Gold Liberia and Ayham Maksoud of Al-Maksoud for Steel Constructions.

Speakers

Femi Oke

Femi Oke will be the host of IGNITE 2018. She is a...
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Sigrid Kaag

Sigrid Kaag is Dutch minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (Trade...
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Alexander Betts

Alexander Betts is Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs and William...
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Femke Halsema

Femke Halsema is the current Mayor of Amsterdam. Educated as a criminologist,...
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Kilian Kleinschmidt

Kilian Kleinschmidt is a humanitarian and refugee expert with over 25 years...
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Dania Ismail

Dania Ismail is the co-founder of Jusoor, an NGO created to harness...
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Patricia Atkinson

Patricia Atkinson is Chief Program Officer at IKEA Foundation, overseeing the Foundation’s...
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Hasan Skeiker

Hasan Skeiker is a Digital Marketing student and a tech-entrepreneur, who developed...
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Workshops

What Businesses Can Do to Support Refugees

Business around the world are becoming more interested in contributing to solutions...
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Halmachu! How to Prevent Violent Extremism

In recent years many Kurdish youth have joined violent extremist groups in...
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No Internet: Mobile Solutions for Entrepreneurship

Rural entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa have long faced challenges in getting products...
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Partners

We’re proud to partner on IGNITE2018 with: