No Lost Generation Tech Task Force

Since the launch of the No Lost Generation (NLG) Tech Task Force in 2017, the Task Force has been hosting a series of webinars to encourage information sharing of current and past programs and solutions; to provide new resources to the NLG Tech Task Force members; and to initiate new collaborations within the international development community and with the private sector.

Below is a list of past and upcoming webinars, and available resources. Links to webinar recordings, collateral, and webinar recaps can be found on each webinar page. Join us today and share the resources posted on this page with your community.


Building on the momentum coming out of the No Lost Generation Silicon Valley Symposium, the No Lost Generation Tech Task Force is working to catalyze collective impact through project-based cross-sector collaborations focused on four challenges faced by displaced youth and adolescents. Read more about the projects here.


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Past webinars feature collaborative, tech-enabled programs and solutions by Microsoft, Coursera, Udemy, HP, Accenture, Adobe, UNICEF, IRC, NRC, War Child, IIE, Mercy Corps, Arizona State University, and many more.

Title: Building Resilient Higher Education Spaces for Displaced Populations

Webinar date: November 27, 2018

Presenters: UNIGE-InZone and InZone Refugee Management Team 

Description: Education in Emergencies responses have traditionally focused on primary education; higher education opportunities have often been perceived as a luxury. However, in 2015 the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, thereby broadening the education mandate to include lifelong learning, giving these refugee youth a larger opportunity for higher education.

Title: Mobile Tech That Empowers Parents to Read to Children in Crisis Situations

Webinar date: October 18, 2018

Presenters: Worldreader, and I Learn

Description: Worldreader’s Tuta Tuta project works to increase reading at the household level through a combination of direct reading support, free access to high quality Arabic children's stories on mobile, and a digital and traditional behavior change campaign.

Title: Bringing University Degrees and Employment Pathways to Refugees Online

Webinar date: October 11, 2018

Presenters: Southern New Hampshire University, and Authess

Description: Southern New Hampshire University is working to provide U.S.-accredited bachelor degree and employment pathways to refugees in Africa and the Middle East.

Title: Signpost: One-Stop Informational Portal for Crisis-Affected Individuals

Webinar date: September 20, 2018

Presenters: Mercy Corps and Cisco Foundation

Description: Providing crisis-affected people around the world with critical information and resources through the Signpost Initiative.

Kiva’s World Refugee Fund: Providing Displaced Populations with Access to Finance

Webinar date: July 31, 2018

Presenters: Kiva and No Lost Generation Tech Task Force

Description: Kiva has now funded over $6 million in loans to nearly 8,000 refugees and is excited to share their results that refugees can–and do–repay loans.

Developing Employability Skills Through Remote Mentoring

Webinar date: June 19, 2018

Presenters: SOS and Volunteer Vision

Description: SOS Children’s Villages is using Facebook Workplace to connect young people with mentors working in private sector companies.

What to Expect From No Lost Generation in 2018

Webinar date: April 12, 2018

Presenters: UNICEF Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa, No Lost Generation, and NetHope's NLG Tech Task Force

Description: 2018 is a turning point year for No Lost Generation: Advocacy, learning & cross-sector collaboration to support conflict affected children and youth.

New Research and Tools for Education in Emergencies

Webinar date: March 13, 2018

Presenters: UNESCO Chair in ICT4D and INEE

Description: Featuring findings from “The future of learning and technology in deprived contexts” report commissioned by Save the Children International and INEE’s new ICT Inventory for Education in Emergencies, an interactive online database of technology resources for delivering quality education in crisis contexts.  


Adobe Project 1324 Challenge: Expanding Participation for Conflict-Affected Youth

Webinar date: March 7, 2018

Presenters: Mercy Corps and Adobe Project 1324

Description: Featuring the Adobe Project 1324 Challenge - Defined Without Borders, an online Challenge designed by Mercy Corps, a co-lead of the No Lost Generation (NLG) initiative, with the support from the No Lost Generation Tech Task Force. Defined Without Borders focuses on the issue of participation: Young people affected by conflict are faced with myriad obstacles and have limited access to participate in and contribute to their communities and connect with their peers in a positive way. We invite emerging creatives across the globe to showcase their identities by participating in this Challenge between February 21 and June 1, 2018.


How an NGO and a University are Collaborating to Provide Language Training to Displaced Youth

Webinar date: February 8, 2018

Presenters: Norwegian Refugee Council and Arizona State University

Description: An overview of a program that NRC has designed in partnership with the Arizona State University to introduce certified digital English language courses for non-native speakers. The program, currently in the pilot phase in Zaatari and Azraq camps, uses a blended learning approach to train local Syrian facilitators to support learners onsite while experts from ASU in the U.S. facilitate and support the course through tech-enabled distance learning and regular visits to the camps.


Skype in the Classroom: A Global Community of Educators and Learners

Webinar date: January 18, 2018

Presenters: Skype and Skype in the Classroom educators

Description: Featuring Skype in the Classroom: a free, global program that helps connect educators with learning resources around the world. Expert guest speakers, virtual field trips, and classroom collaborations are just a few of the resources available to teachers to help connect their students with global classrooms, and acquire 21st century skills.


Using Game-based Learning to Educate Children Affected by Crisis and Conflict

Webinar date: December 12, 2017

Presenters: Can’t Wait to Learn – War Child and UNICEF

Description: An overview of Can’t Wait to Learn program that helps children learn math, Arabic, and other subjects by playing educational games on tablets. The custom-made games are based on the curricula from the Sudanese, Jordanian, and Lebanese Ministries of Education. They include instructional videos, practice lessons, and a learning management system. A professional development program for teachers supports integration of the educational games into the local curriculum.


Using Technology to Expand Educational Opportunities for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Webinar date: December 7, 2017

Presenters: International Medical Corps and Endless OS

Description: Featuring IMC’s and partnership with Endless OS, which focuses on addressing the needs of refugee children and youth in Jordan. The webinar conversation focused on Makani centers that provide out-of-school Syrian and Jordanian children and youth with learning opportunities, life skills training and psychosocial support services. Endless shared their desktop operating system, which doesn't require an internet connection to work, and comes pre-installed with over 150 apps for education, work and entertainment.


Accenture’s Response to the Refugee Crisis: Case Studies and Opportunities for Partnering

Webinar date: November 15, 2017

Presenters: Accenture, Upwardly Global, and Finish Red Cross

Description: This session showcases Accenture’s response to the refugee crisis and two of Accenture’s non-profit partners, Upwardly Global in the United States and Finish Red Cross in Finland. Both are working to connect refugees with skills training and employment opportunities.


Higher Education Opportunities for Displaced Students with IIE PEER

Webinar date: October 3, 2017

Presenters: Institute of International Education (IIE)

Description: In September 2017, IIE launched the Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (PEER) program which is an online database of over 700 educational opportunities at the higher education level for refugees and displaced Syrian students. Opportunities include university scholarships, and grants for online and language learning courses.


Microsoft Resources for Refugees: Case Studies and How to Get Started

Webinar date: September 13, 2017

Presenters: Microsoft, Habitat Association, arcenciel

Description: Featuring Microsoft’s Resources for Refugees, a set of technology training and curriculum resources, and how these resources are being used today as part of skills training programs for refugees by Habitat Association in Turkey and arcenciel in Lebanon.


No Lost Generation World Refugee Day Webinar

Webinar date: June 20, 2017

Presenters: No Lost Generation, No Lost Generation Tech Task Force, featuring refugee youth

Description: This webinar marked World Refugee Day 2017 by engaging the No Lost Generation community, including NGOs and private sector companies, in a conversation about the work of No Lost Generation, challenges that refugee youth face, and opportunities for the broader community to work together to address them. Make sure to watch the videos created by refugee youth to learn more about their needs.


Higher Education Opportunities for Refugee Youth and Adolescents

Webinar date: May 25, 2017

Presenters: Kiron and Coursera

Description: An overview of a collaboration between Coursera for Refugees and Kiron focused on providing higher education learning opportunities to refugee youth and adults. Watch a demo of Kiron's digital campus, and visit Coursera's portfolio of 1,000 live classes including hundreds of specializations and career-relevant courses.


Expanding Economic Opportunity to Syrian Refugee Youth in Turkey

Webinar date: May 11, 2017

Presenters: International Medical Corps and HP

Description: An overview of a collaboration between IMC and HP on Maharat Center in Turkey that offers skills-training (27 courses in six languages provided by HP) complemented with mentorships, internships, and apprenticeships designed to empower youth and adults to gain employable skills.


Empowering Refugees Through Online Entrepreneurship

Webinar date: April 27, 2017

Presenters: IRC, Udemy, and Western Union

Description: Featuring the “Empowering Refugees Through Online Entrepreneurship” project, a collaborative effort by Udemy, Western Union, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC), which aims to provide training and employment opportunities to refugee youth and adults. The webinar highlighted three specific opportunities and resources for refugee youth: (1) Udemy's entire portfolio of courses including many courses offered for free; (2) Courses created by other refugees; and (3) The opportunity to earn a living as instructors on the Udemy platform.

NetHope’s Project Reconnect

Webinar date: April 4, 2017

Presenter: NetHope

Description: An overview of NetHope’s Project Reconnect, an initiative funded by that provides 25,000 managed Chromebooks to nonprofit organizations supporting refugees in Germany. The project facilitates refugee access to language-learning, education and employment on the web.


No Lost Generation Tech Summit

Date: February 21 and 22, 2018

Location: Amman, Jordan

The No Lost Generation (NLG) Tech Summit was the latest in a series of NLG events designed to bring together 200+ humanitarian experts, private sector companies, academic institutions, investors, donors and conflict-affected youth to share current programs and solutions, and design new tech-enabled programs for young people affected by the crises in Syria and Iraq. Summit presentations are posted here.


No Lost Generation Silicon Valley Symposium

Date: September 12, 2017

Location: San Francisco, USA

In September 2017, the No Lost Generation Tech Task Force hosted the NLG Silicon Valley Symposium at Microsoft in San Francisco with the support from Microsoft, NetHope, UNICEF and World Vision. The Symposium brought together 50+ representatives from both the private and humanitarian sectors including Microsoft, Adobe, Salesforce, Pearson, Accenture, Pluralsight, HP, Box, Cisco, UNICEF, IRC, World Vision, Mercy Corps, and many more.


No Lost Generation RESOURCES

You can find resources and information from previous meetings, newsletters, and webinars in the No Lost Generation Tech Task Force Box folder:

Additional Resource Links


Microsoft's Resources for Refugees

Coursera for Refugees


Review, share and contribute resources that establish collaborative information exchanges around refugee and IDP education, livelihoods, participation, and protection. 


Learn more about tech-enabled, cross-sector projects that address the needs of conflict-affected children and youth.


No Lost Generation Tech Task Force is Synthesizing group insights into learnings and recommendations that focus on the role that technology and the private sector can play in enabling scale and increasing quality. Review the No Lost Generation Private Sector Guide.

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