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David Mikkelsen Troensegaard

David Mikkelsen Troensegaard is an international speaker and refugee advocate. David is the Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Refugees United (REFUNITE), a tech-driven agency helping refugees reconnect with their missing family by using the mobile based search tool. Since 2008, REFUNITE has connected hundreds of family members each month, more than 1.1 million people in the last ten years. Prior to his position, David was a former member of Clinton Global Initiative and a PopTech Fellow. Among many honorary awards, David was named as Monocle Magazine’s New World Heroes and nominated Person of the Year 2009 by DAS Magazine.

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Non-profit Social Enterprise
Entrepreneurship; Social Innovation
Areas of Impact
South Asia, Eurasia, Europe, South Asia, Africa, South Sudan, Kuwait, Somalia, South Africa, Turkmenistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Niger, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, Rwanda, Somaliland

Refugees United (REFUNITE)

Refugees United (REFUNITE)has disrupted traditional paper-based reunification methods by creating a free-of-charge platform accessible via any basic phone and through which displaced people can take control of the search for missing family members themselves. Today, REFUNITE is able to register more than 100,000 refugees per year and has reconnected more than 100,000 family members to date.


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