LEARN: Social Innovation & Inclusion

Oct 6, 2018


About session

The Tech and Creative industries lead by example. Their response to the refugee crisis is to pitch in to help find solutions – whether that’s opening people’s eyes and altering their perceptions about the refugee crisis through cinema or by helping refugees fill their basic needs using technology. We speak to multi-award winning filmmaker, Yannis Sakaridis, Director of Greece’s 2017 pick for the foreign language Oscar, Amerika Square and a leading member of Techfugees, a digital community initiative helping to empower the displace with technology.

  • Farnam Bidgoli

    Member, London Steering Committee, Techfugees


    Farnam sits on the London steering committee for Techfugees, Techfugees is a non-profit coordinating the international tech community’s response to the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people. It exists to empower the displaced with technology. Techfugees organises conferences, workshops, hackathons and meetups around the world in an effort to generate tech solutions for

  • Elinda Labropoulou

    Journalist/Broadcaster, Greece Regional Consultant


    Elinda Labropoulou is a journalist, broadcaster and consultant on all things Greek for international media. She is based in Athens Greece. Elinda is the Greece stringer for CNN International and has been extensively involved in coverage of the Greek Financial Crisis from the very beginning. Since the crisis hit, she has also increased her close

  • Yannis Sakaridis



    At the age of 19, Yannis moved to London to study Photography and History of Art at the LCP and University of Westminster. Yannis as a film editor, worked on seventeen award winning feature films, on many documentaries for British TV (Channel 4, BBC, ITV etc) and cinema trailers. After eighteen years in London, moved

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