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Techfugees nonprofit brings on new CEO to engage tech industry with refugee issues

Techfugees, the world nonprofit which preaches the use of technology to aid refugees and displaced people, has appointed tech entrepreneur and Raj Burman as its brand-new CEO. Burman attains Josephine Goube, who will continue as executive director of the neighboring Techfugees Charity in order to concentrate on scaling its country-based planneds for refugees.

Burman has previously been an Ambassador to the UN Global Poverty Project; extended an accelerator curriculum for the European Commission; co-founded a humanitarian venture for WPP Group; mentored with TERN( The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network ); and is a board member of the Refugee Youth Service. Burman is also a Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

Burman’s appointment comes as Techfugees ramps up its international planned. It’s now indicated a three-year partnership with the Fondation L’Oreal, the humanitarian forearm of L’Oreal to accelerate its program( #TF4Women) assist refugee ladies employment opportunities in the tech industry, and will expand it to Italy and Greece. In October, #TF4Women picked over 60 recruiters to watch 16 wives refugees pitch in France, with numerous being successfully set up in hassles. And the Techfugees participation chapter in Kenya recently developed an app to improve the diagnosis and treatment of refugee patients inside dislocation camps.

Raj Burman, CEO Techfugees

Raj Burman, CEO Techfugees

In a statement, Burman said: “I am thrilled to be joining Techfugees at such an exciting duration and look forward to working with the team, marriages and the world community, to curate innovative humanitarian solutions and accelerate scale-up of next-generation technology to meet human dislocation challenges.”

Goube said: “Raj’s unique experience working in the social organization area and business sciences are a true gift to our young make-up … This is a pivotal moment for Techfugees, which has been an increase rapidly over the past year and has evidenced an increasing number of displaced persons.”

Natural tragedies caused by the effects of climate change are predicted to drastically increase the numbers of refugees and displaced people over the next decade if little or no action is made. Currently, 1% of humanity( 79.5 million people) are dismissed, and most observers say that figure is rising.

Founded in 2015, Techfugees now covers 10 countries, including Canada, Kenya and Lebanon, and deploys its projects, programs and episodes across all five continents. Over 4,000 people had participated in Techfugees programs to date.

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