GRAND FINALE REFUGEE CHALLENGE – 7 MARCH

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GRAND FINALE REFUGEE CHALLENGE – 7 MARCH


The WDCD Refugee Challenge is about to come to an end with a grand finale on 7 March in Amsterdam. On this day the 5 challenge finalists will present – after months of hard work – their elaborated concepts and business cases. Some have come further than others, but all are determined to find the right partners and make their concepts reality. 

A panel of experts will respond to the pitch presentations and two inspiring keynote speakers will give their vision on humanitarian innovation: Goof van Dormolen, operations manager, the Dutch Council for Refugees and Willemijn Verloop, founder of Social Enterprise.nl, co-founder of Social Impact Ventures.

Time: 7 March, 13-18 hrs
Location: Rockstart, Herengracht 182, Amsterdam

Reserve your seat here

Programme

13.30 – Walk-in
14.00 – Opening by Richard van der Laken, director WDCD
14.05 – Moderator: Dagan Cohen, leader of the WDCD Refugee Challenge
14.10 – Keynote speaker: Goof van Dormolen, operations manager, the Dutch Council for Refugees
14.25 – Introduction expert panel and presenting teams
14.30 – Presentation #1: Makers Unite + questions panel
14.45 –Presentation #2: Welcome Card + questions panel
15.00 – Presentation #3: Eat & Meet + questions panel
15.15 – Presentation #4: Reframe Refugees + questions panel
15.30 – Presentation #5: AgriShelter + questions panel

15.45 – Interview with Willemijn Verloop, founder of Social Enterprise.nl, co-founder Social Impact Ventures

16:00 – Audience talks with presenting design teams (World Café method)
17:00 – Feedback by teams on conversations
17:15 –  Final advice expert panel to teams
17.20 – Ingeborg De Roode, design curator, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (announcement refugees & design exhibition)
17.25 – Closing words by main partners of the Refugee Challenge: Corinne Gray and Jonathan Spampinato, head of
marketing and strategic planning IKEA Foundation)

17.35 – Drinks & Snacks

Expert panel  

– Corinne Gray, Financial Inclusion/ Impact Investment specialist of UNHCR and main partner of the Refugee Challenge
– Joost Alferink, designer/ entrepreneur and member of the Refugee Challenge selection committee
– Mathijs Koper, co-founder World Startup Factory and partner of WDCD accelerator programme
– Raphaël Nouwen, manager SME lending at Triodos Bank and partner WDCD accelerator programme