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IGNITE Conference 2019
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IGNITE 2019
jobs now!

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.

Podcast mini series

Tune into the exclusive African Tech Roundup podcast mini series, recorded at the fringes of IGNITE, when the conference host, Andile Masuku, meets change-makers to explore job creation in some of the world's most fragile regions.

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.

©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

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

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