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David Mikkelsen


Copenhague, Danemark




David Mikkelsen is an expert on social innovation and an international speaker who bridges the gap between the nonprofit world and the corporate world. In his capacity as co-founder and co-CEO of Refugees United, David Mikkelsen and his brother Christopher Mikkelsen have built the first-ever family-tracing platform for refugees, capitalizing on the ever-growing mobile phone usage across Africa and working closely with partners, such as Kenya Red Cross, UN Refugee Agency, Ericsson and others. With little more than access to a low-cost mobile phone, and in selected countries even without access to the Internet, refugees can search, connect and communicate with missing family. This innovative approach has been featured in TIME, Forbes, BBC, CNN, the Guardian, Newsweek and more.

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