IGNITE Conference 2017
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Empowering youth and entrepreneurs in fragile states

This year, the 5th edition of the IGNITE conference, will focus on improving access to higher education, developing entrepreneurship and promoting sustainable leadership amongst young people in conflict-affected regions. Hear from refugees, entrepreneurs, education experts, private sector, government and NGO representatives from across Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Share knowledge on how to rebuild economies and societies. #IGNITE2017

Speakers of IGNITE 2017

Stefan Dercon

Prof. Stefan Dercon is Professor of Economic Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and the Economics Department, a Fellow...

Scarlet Cronin

Scarlet is the Senior Director of Private Sector Partnerships at the Tent Foundation, launched by Hamdi Ulukaya, the CEO of Chobani yogurt,...

Kilian Kleinschmidt

Kilian Kleinschmidt is a humanitarian and refugee expert with over 25 years of experience in a wide range...

Abdigani Diriye

Dr. Abdigani Diriye is a research scientist and a manager for the financial services research group at IBM Research...
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This years workshops

  • Doing Agribusiness in Conflict

  • Welcoming Newcomers: Creating New Opportunities in Europe

  • How to Rebuild Universities in Iraq & Syria

  • Selling the ‘Fragile State’ Story

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