Photo: S. Sheridan/ Mercy Corps
The Syrian and Iraqi conflicts are the biggest humanitarian crises of our time. Over one third of Syrian and Iraqi refugees are between 10 and 24 years old - there is an entire generation of young people living through conflict, displacement and the repercussions across the region. These young people are critical to building the future of the region, but they need our support to access education, dignified livelihoods, to participate in society and to rebuild their communities.
Following the NLG EdTech summit in March 2017 and September’s NLG Silicon Valley Symposium, the No Lost Generation (NLG) initiative is hosting the NLG Tech Summit in Amman, Jordan on 21 and 22 February 2018. This event will highlight some key challenges faced by young people displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq as well as vulnerable young people living in the communities hosting them. These challenges include education, employment, participation and protection. At the summit technology companies, humanitarian experts, academic institutions, donors, investors and conflict-affected youth will work together to identify technology tools and innovative programs aligned with the challenges and initiate new partnerships.
Registrations for the event will be open until 15 January 2018. Registration is free but places are limited.
We need your participation to help make the event once again a success. There are a number of exciting opportunities for agencies, companies and individuals to engage. Please let us know if you or your organization can support the event as a sponsor, youth mentor/funder, speaker, panellist or exhibitor. You can find out more about opportunities to support the event here.