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LEDLife, a project by LEDsafari and EIT Alumni, spearheaded by 2015 EIT Awards Winner Govinda Upadhyay, just won 20,000 USD in the finals of the Innovate for Refugees Competition organised by the MIT Enterprise Forum, Pan Arab Region.

LEDLife: a solar lamp with a story for refugees

Empowering children and youth in refugee camps, using make-it-yourself solar LED lamps

LEDLife, a project by LEDsafari and EIT Alumni, spearheaded by 2015 EIT Awards Winner Govinda Upadhyay, just won 20,000 USD in the finals of the Innovate for Refugees Competition organised by the MIT Enterprise Forum, Pan Arab Region.

"If we want to save the world, it’s not a world leader or a genius who will do it, it’s all of us who have to contribute” – Read our interview with Govinda Upadhyay, winner of the MIT Enterprise Forum's Innovate for Refugees competition

About the "MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Innovate for Refugees" Competition

The refugee crisis is deteriorating at an unprecedented rate and governments around the world are failing to address the atrocities. With over 20 million refugees worldwide, the greatest refugee crisis since World War II, innovative solutions are critically needed to grapple with the basic needs of the refugee community. 

MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab is on a mission to find and reward tech-driven solutions to alleviate the burden of the refugee crisis.  They are launching a competition of technology projects that address the most acute hardships faced by refugees - including healthcare, food, shelter, security, education and energy. In partnership with Zain and MBC Hope and supported by UNHCR, Unicef, UBER and Jusoor,  they will be rewarding five winners - of which at least one refugee team - with cash prizes and mentorship to successfully implement their project and contribute to ameliorating the conditions of the refugee population. 

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Main Photo: LEDLife, a project by LEDsafari and EIT Alumni, spearheaded by 2015 EIT Awards Winner Govinda Upadhyay, just won 20,000 USD in the finals of the Innovate for Refugees Competition organised by the MIT Enterprise Forum, Pan Arab Region.