Christopher Mikkelsen and Refunite: Connecting the Displaced (Part One)

September 13, 2018

 

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In part one of a two-part interview, REFUNITE‘s Christopher Mikkelsen shares with us the story of Mansour, a young Afghan refugee, whose search for his family changed the lives of Christopher and his brother David.

Christopher Mikkelsen is an expert in social innovation and an international speaker who bridges the gap between the nonprofit world and the corporate world. In 2017, Christopher Mikkelsen was selected as Social Entrepreneur of The Year by the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation. In 2016 he was selected as one of the 25 most daring individuals in America by editors of Condé Nast, WIRED Magazine, Vanity Fair and more.

Christopher Mikkelsen founded REFUNITE in 2008 based on the personal experience of trying to reconnect a young Afghan refugee with his family. REFUNITE’s pioneering and disruptive approach to humanitarian innovation has been featured in international media, such as TIME, The Economist, The BBC, WIRED, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, Forbes, National Geographic and more.

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Tune into the interview with Christopher and click through the corresponding slideshow to the left… (Photos courtesy of Refunite.)