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REFUNITE Joins Guardian Panel Discussion


June 4, 2014 — REFUNITE’s Ida Jeng recently participated in a live panel discussion, hosted by The Guardian, that focused on the role of technology in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The conversation also included representatives from BBC Media Action, UNDP, The World Bank, and more. After the online discussion, The Guardian published this summary highlighting nine ways to harness technological innovations for development. 


Posted on Wednesday, June 4th 2014

The REFUNITE Family Grows

June 4, 2014 — REFUNITE is pleased to announce the hiring of Software Developer Reuben Paul Wafula and Machine Learning Expert Laban Mwangi. Both new members of our team will join our Kenya-based staff at our offices at 88Mph. They bring to the table impressive educational, professional, and personal backgrounds, along with the enthusiasm and dedication that makes our staff so effective.


Posted on Wednesday, June 4th 2014

Six Reflections from the Tech Team’s Trip to Kakuma


May 28, 2014 — REFUNITE’s mobile platform has always been refined and modified on the ground, encouraging the refugees who registered with us to share their ideas and allowing our staff to meet their changing needs. Though the years, Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya has served as an unofficial lab where we test new features and solicit the opinions of the refugees using our platform.


Posted on Wednesday, May 28th 2014

May 1, 2014 — No one understands the day-to-day work of connecting refugees better than REFUNITE’s Outreach Volunteers, who work directly with separated families to provide the support they need to register themselves and their missing loved ones.

Follow our new video series, in which our Outreach Volunteers, who are refugees themselves, describe their work, their personal experiences as refugees, and the dedication they feel to ensuring that everyone has access to REFUNITE’s family-tracing platform.

Above is the first installment of our Outreach Volunteer interviews. Watch these dedicated men and women share their stories in their own voices. ​


Carolyn Nash, Communications Coordinator for REFUNITE (cn@refunite.org)

Posted on Thursday, May 1st 2014