The closing ceremony of the second edition of Innovate for Refugees took place in Amman earlier in January. Innovate for Refugees, is an initiative led by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab, designed to attract and reward technology driven solutions that help in eliminating the challenges faced by refugees, and host communities across the globe.

In its two editions, the competition has so far received over 3,000 submissions, offered mentorship and training for 80 innovators, and awarded 12 projects with 250,000 USD in equity free investments.

In the video above, we share highlights from our partner ZAIN Jordan, represented by its CEO, Ahmad Hanandeh. Two of the winning teams Tech for Food, a platform that connects refugees to online jobs through impact, sourcing online freelancing as well as local internships, and More than One Perspective, a program that enables refugees in Austria to find jobs suited to their skills and experience, share their feedback on the 2-day training program they took part of in Amman.

Innovate for Refugees’ second edition offered the 20 semi-finalist teams the chance to benefit from top notch mentorship and exceptional networking opportunities.

Learn more about the second edition winners here.

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