An innovation forum with and for youth and adolescents impacted by the crises in Syria and Iraq to highlight how technology can support education, employment, participation and representation.

King Hussein Business Park Auditorium & Conference Center - Amman, Jordan



The No Lost Generation (NLG) Tech Summit 2018 was the latest in a series of events designed to bring together technology companies, humanitarian experts, academic institutions, investors, donors and conflict-affected youth to leverage technology to design and implement better programming for young people affected by the crises in Syria and Iraq.

The 2017 NLG EdTech summit, was the first of its kind in Jordan. The summit brought together over 200 people from the private, public and non-profit sectors from the region and beyond to learn from each other, network, collaborate and co-design interventions that support educational efforts for children and youth affected by the Syrian crisis.

Following the first summit, NLG partners held a Symposium in September 2017 in San Francisco, USA. During this event NLG partners and representatives from private and tech sector companies collaborated to address core issues facing adolescents and youth in the region. 

Building on the momentum and insights from these events, the NLG Tech Summit was held on 21 and 22 February 2018 at the King Hussein Auditorium and Convention Centre in Amman.


The summit focused on Youth and Adolescents and highlighted key challenges faced by young people displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and vulnerable young people living in the communities hosting them. These challenges include education, employment, participation and protection.

During the two days of the summit, participants listened to inspirational and informative speakers, heard ideas and initiatives from displaced young people, initiated new partnerships and worked together to identify technology tools and innovative programs aligned with key challenges faced by conflict-affected young people. 

The 2018 event was led by  a multi-agency Steering Committee comprising World Vision, NetHope, Mercy Corps, NRC and Unicef.