The theme of our conference is “Elevating new learning and strengthening communities.” This theme is even more relevant in the face of the impact and new challenges for learning provision and community cohesion arising from coping with Covid-19. We want to create a conference that is inclusive, co-created and co-hosted by participants to amplify the voices and innovative solutions of refugees and underserved communities worldwide.
That refugees have immense strengths and talent and can enhance the dynamism and diversity of our societies
That cutting-edge technologies and strong community efforts can empower and support refugees
We will recognise refugees, refugee-led and supported organisations
We will give a voice to refugees and those affected by forced displacement
We will feature local and international discussions and events (large and small), taking place on World Refugee Day across the globe.
We will provide a digital space that amplifies the contribution of innovative technology-based and community-based solutions to empowering refugees and those who help them
Co-create this conference with individuals, partners and stakeholders to ensure that the conference contributions are relevant and diverse
Encourage and promote openly licensed and open technology solutions (open educational resources, open source programs and open data) to ensure that solutions found can be shared, revised and adapted by other users
Refugees or refugee-led groups
Start-up incubators working on refugee-focussed challenges
Communities empowering refugees
Private enterprises and public organisations who contribute to supporting refugees’ learning and personal development through innovative means
Discussing with you directly on your first ideas
Putting you in contact with other organisations or individuals working on similar initiatives