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©2018 Tom Nicholson. 28/11/2018. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Spark host the Ignite 2018 conference at Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. Photo credit : Tom Nicholson

IGNITE 2019
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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.

Schedule

08:00 - 09:00
Registration
09:00 - 09:15
Welcome by host, Andile Masuku, and SPARK
09:15 - 09:30
Keynote by Per Heggenes, CEO, IKEA Foundation
09:30 - 09:45
Keynote by Joséphine Goube, CEO, Techfugees
09:45 - 10:00
Keynote by Ousseynou Nakoulima, Director, Western Europe Department, IFC
10:00 - 10:15
Break
10:25 - 11:10
Talks of the Day
11:10 - 12:45
Workshops
12:45 - 13:45
Lunch
13:45 - 14:05
Keynote by Oudai Tozan, Founder, International Syrian Association for Education Development
14:05 - 14:20
Keynote by Abdulrazak Kattan, Founder and CEO of BALADNA
14:20 - 14:40
Startup Roadshow: Syrian Entrepreneurs Final Pitch
14:40 - 15:00
Break
15:00 - 16:30
Workshops
16:50 - 17:20
Closing ceremony
17:30 - 18:30
Drinks reception

Speakers of IGNITE 2019

Hear from thought leaders, experts and youth from fragile and conflict-affected regions that are taking matters into their own hands.

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©2018 Tom Nicholson. 28/11/2018. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Spark host the Ignite 2018 conference at Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. Photo credit : Tom Nicholson

Andile Masuku

Host of IGNITE 2019. Zimbabwean broadcaster and entrepreneur based in Johannesburg, South Africa. As the executive producer of...
©2018 Tom Nicholson. 28/11/2018. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Spark host the Ignite 2018 conference at Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. Photo credit : Tom Nicholson

Per Heggenes

CEO of IKEA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Swedish home furnishings company, IKEA. As CEO, Per sets...
©2018 Tom Nicholson. 28/11/2018. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Spark host the Ignite 2018 conference at Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. Photo credit : Tom Nicholson

Joséphine Goube

CEO of Techfugees. An alumnus from both Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics in Urban...
©2018 Tom Nicholson. 28/11/2018. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Spark host the Ignite 2018 conference at Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. Photo credit : Tom Nicholson

Ousseynou Nakoulima

Mr. Nakoulima is the Director of Western Europe at IFC based in Paris, France. Prior to this role,...
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Programme of the day

  • Workshop (Morning)

    Women Entrepreneurs in Conflict

  • Workshop (Afternoon)

    Creating Jobs in Syria

  • Exhibition

    25 years of SPARK

  • Competition

    The Startup Roadshow returns to IGNITE

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