An innovation forum with and for youth and adolescents impacted by the crises in Syria and Iraq to highlight how technology can support education, employment, participation and representation.

 

The No Lost Generation (NLG) Tech Summit 2018 is the latest in a series of events designed to bring together technology companies, humanitarian experts, academic institutions, investors, donors and conflict-affected youth to leverage technology to design and implement better programming for young people affected by the crises in Syria and Iraq.

The 2017 NLG EdTech summit, was the first of its kind in Jordan. The summit brought together over 200 people from the private, public and non-profit sectors from the region and beyond to learn from each other, network, collaborate and co-design interventions that support educational efforts for children and youth affected by the Syrian crisis.

Following the first summit, NLG partners held a Symposium in September 2017 in San Francisco, USA. During this event NLG partners and representatives from private and tech sector companies collaborated to address core issues facing adolescents and youth in the region. 

Building on the momentum and insights from these events, we will be holding the NLG Tech Summit at the Ras Al Ain Hangar in Amman on 21 and 22 February 2018. 

The summit will focus on Youth and Adolescents and will highlight key challenges faced by young people displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and vulnerable young people living in the communities hosting them. These challenges include education, employment, participation and protection.

During the two days of the summit, participants will have the chance to listen to inspirational and informative speakers, hear ideas and initiatives from displaced young people, initiate new partnerships and work together to identify technology tools and innovative programs aligned with key challenges faced by conflict-affected young people. 

The 2018 event is led by  a multi-agency Steering Committee comprising World Vision, NetHope, Mercy Corps, NRC and Unicef.

We are currently looking for expert speakers, panelists, youth mentors, funders and exhibitors to take part in the 2018 NLG Tech Summit. Find out how you or your organization can support the event here.

 

More details on the event will be published here shortly. 

 
 

If you have any questions, please get in touch. One of our team will get back to you as soon as possible and can follow-up up with a face-to-face meeting if necessary.

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