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Director Thami Schweichler
Working on projects of co-creativity and social venturing since 2012, Thami
Schweichler is a social entrepreneur focused on design for social innovation.
After obtaining a Master’s degree in Design for Social Innovation at ENSCI – Les Ateliers in Paris, Thami participated in the development of Koneksie. A social enterprise aiming to improve road safety and provide entrepreneurship opportunities for motorcycle taxi drivers in Kenya. At the end of 2015, Thami co-founded Makers Unite, a social enterprise producing sustainable accessories to provide employment opportunities for newcomers with a refugee background.
The startup is winner of the What Design Can Do/UNHCR - Refugee Challenge and up to now has benefited hundreds of newcomers in the Netherlands. As director of Makers Unite, Thami is now focused on setting new models for integration in Europe and sharing the ‘power of making’ for more inclusive societies worldwide.