Meet Raj Burman, CEO at Techfugees: A Tech Community Helping Displaced People

Raj Burman

Techfugees Global Festival brings together the tech community, refugee talent, and their stories for an enriched knowledge sharing forum that advocates human rights whilst leading thought leadership on three themes: digital divide/accessibility, displacement/refugees inclusion with tech for human rights, and safeguarding.

The event will take place in London on October 10th.


How did you come up with the idea for the event?


As the world has opened up again we saw the event as an opportunity to grow the Techfugees community (volunteers, tech solution providers, funders/sponsors, corporates and charities/NGOs), raise funds and partnerships to scale programme activities supporting displaced persons migration and to amplify human rights and changing perceptions by celebrating displaced person talent.



Why are you launching now?


We felt that it was important to bring our community together in person, now that events have opened up again, to work together in supporting displaced people now more than ever following recent events in Afghanistan, Ukraine and Pakistan.


How did you select your speaker list?


We are extremely lucky to partner with some amazing organizations who share our values and goals in supporting equitable access for displaced persons.

We have two panel sessions one led by Richard Hodkinson who leads our Emergency Response Network on the ground in Ukraine and the second will focus on safeguarding featuring CEO’s from the key human trafficking organisations.


How can people sign up and get involved?


People can get more information about partnering with or volunteering for us via our website and they can come along to the event on the 10th October either online or in person via this link: