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How Can 22 Million Refugees Use Technology to Create Better Futures?

Technology Salon San Francisco
San Francisco - Dec 14 - RSVP Now
Over 65 million people are now fleeing conflict or persecution worldwide, creating 22 million refugees. They no longer have safe places to live or protection from their government due to their race, religion or nationality.

Called the greatest crisis of our generation, the world’s wealthiest nations are leaving a handful of countries to cope alone with the growing population. Many European countries are deporting people seeking asylum back to countries where they could face torture, rape, even death.

Or they make dangerous deals that prevent people from coming in, leaving thousands to risk death crossing the Mediterranean. The story is increasingly debilitating and as a general trend, growing more dire.

But in a few places where refugees are in the lead with ingenuity, creativity, and listeners, there are signs of promise and possibility. How are refugees using technology to redefine the narrative, assert their human rights, design better futures and engage their supporters?

Please RSVP now to join your peers in a no-nonsense discussion of the challenges facing today’s refugee crisis and how technology can both connect refugees with services, helpers, new homes welcoming communities, and when used unthoughtfully, can exploit.
 
Our debate will be led by the following thought leaders at the forefront of leveraging technology to galvanize support and services for refugees:
Please RSVP now to join them in a lively debate seeking answers to the following questions: 
  • How are refugees harnessing their knowledge for the greater good and voicing their concerns to the power makers?
  • What are the biggest barriers facing refugees in terms of basic technology access?
  • How can we support refugees with a technology platform that amplifies their voice?
  • How do we ensure that social media efforts for refugees are not exploitative?
  • How can technology help communities
  • With increased surveillance around the world, how can we be sure that along their journey, technology empowers people on the move rather than puts them at risk?
  • How can refugee-led tech efforts embolden and strengthen and build positive cycles of advocacy to support refugee leaders? 
We’ll have coffee and breakfast treats for a morning rush, but seating is limited to ensure an intimate discussion. Be sure to RSVP quickly. Once we reach our 35- person capacity there will be a waiting list!
 
Refugee Technology
San Francisco Technology Salon
8:30 to 10:30 am,
Thursday, December 14th, 2017
SoPact Headquarters
100 Van Ness Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA
RSVP is required for attendance
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About the Technology Salon


The Technology Salon™ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:
  • technology's impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.
Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 35 people - and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged. 

It's also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!
 
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