SPARK presents IGNITE 2017

Rebuilding Futures

Empowering youth and entrepreneurs in fragile states


Thursday 7 December
Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam

This year, the 5th edition of the IGNITE conference, will focus on improving access to higher education, developing entrepreneurship and promoting sustainable leadership amongst young people in conflict-affected regions. Hear from refugees, entrepreneurs, education experts, private sector, government and NGO representatives from across Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Share knowledge on how to rebuild economies and societies.



Stefan Dercon

Prof. Stefan Dercon is Professor of Economic Policy at the Blavatnik School...
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Scarlet Cronin

Scarlet is the Senior Director of Private Sector Partnerships at the Tent...
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Kilian Kleinschmidt

Kilian Kleinschmidt is a humanitarian and refugee expert with over 25 years...
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Abdigani Diriye

Dr. Abdigani Diriye is a research scientist and a manager for the...
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Doing Agribusiness in Conflict

Emmanuelle Ntakiributimana, Firas Deeb, Johan te Velde, Mariel Mensink, Nadia Nintunze, Pyt Douma Morning This...
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Welcoming Newcomers: Creating New Opportunities in Europe

Arjen Berkvens, Hamze Ghalebi, Alice Barbe, Anila Noor, Farid Hadi, INK Strategy Morning...
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How to Rebuild Universities in Iraq & Syria

Yaseen Alkhalifah, Obay Said Al-Dewachi, Teeba Naqash, Kelsey Shanks, Martijn Daalder Morning Last year,...
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IGNITE Conference 2017


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