Imad Elabdala

Founder, Hero2B and Kidnovation

Imad Elabdala was born in Syria and came as to Sweden as a refugee in 2013. With education as an engineer and experience a s an entrepreneur, he continued his journey in Sweden. But the trauma that remained from the war and suffering from PTSD led Imad to dive into psychology. After healing himself, he took a decision to help other children handle trauma and social challenges using a scientific innovation that combines research, stories, technology and data in his organisation Hero To Be

Imad is speaking at

Breakout Sessions - Day 2
October 5, 2021
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm



  • What lessons can recent innovations provide on how to advance migrant and refugee inclusion through digital services—particularly in a context of social and physical distancing?
  • What limitations, challenges and inequities should social innovators in civil society, private sector, and government keep in mind when exploring the potential of tech for inclusion?
  • What investments are necessary to ensure that digitisation does not lead to widening inequalities in diverse communities and societies?
  • How can we prevent a proliferation of short-lived, fragmented digital tools and tech solutions—thus improving sustainability, quality, and impact?

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