The Women Who are Leading Tech-enabled Solutions for Migration
Amanda Levinson, NeedsList
Unprecedented and growing numbers of people on the move around the world present enormous challenges for cities and nation-states, but migration has also created a surge of bottoms-up technological innovations. Women are at the forefront of this innovation wave, repurposing "old tech", testing deep tech, and ensuring that displaced people are at the forefront of creating solutions. This panel will bring together some of the leading women founders in the new wave of migration and refugee tech. Join us to learn more about cutting edge approaches to language learning, identity management, online work, and humanitarian aid. We'll cover innovations in the field, explore the ethical implications, and argue that profit plus purpose is essential to any tech related enterprise supporting displaced people.
migration, social entreprenuership, tech, Tech for good
Thea Sommerseth Myhren, Diwala; Mursal Hedayat, Chatterbox; Wafaa Arbash, Workaround; Amanda Levinson, NeedsList
Joséphine Goube, Techfugees; Aline Sara, NaTakallam
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