IGNITE Conference 2018
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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.


Check out the exclusive 7-part mini-series of the African Tech Roundup podcast, recorded during IGNITE.

Speakers of IGNITE 2018

Femi Oke (host)

Femi Oke is an award winning international journalist, broadcaster, professional facilitator and the co-founder of the diverse moderators...

Alexander Betts

Alexander Betts is Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs and William Golding Senior Fellow in Politics at...

Sigrid Kaag

Sigrid Kaag is Dutch minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (Trade & Aid) since October last year....

Femke Halsema

Femke Halsema is the current Mayor of Amsterdam. Educated as a criminologist, she held several positions in public...
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This years workshops

  • What Businesses Can Do to Support Refugees

  • Halmachu! How to Prevent Violent Extremism

  • No Internet: Mobile Solutions for Entrepreneurship

  • Reconstructing Syria with Vocational Education

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