The 2018 NLG EDTECH Summit - post-event report
No Lost Generation
The No Lost Generation (NLG) Tech Summit, held on 21-22 February 2018, was the latest in a series of NLG events designed to bring together 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.
Over one-third of Syrian and Iraqi refugees are between 10 and 24 years old - they are an entire generation of young people living through conflict, displacement and the resulting consequences across the region. These young people worked with NLG agencies to identify core challenges they are facing in terms of accessing education and training, securing employment and participating meaningfully in society.
To address these challenges, over 200 participants from the NLG region and further came together to network, collaborate, share ideas and learn about tech innovations that support young people affected by the Syria and Iraq crises.