Meet the Expo Live grantees helping to create a society for all

Meet the Expo Live grantees helping to create a society for all


DUBAI, 13 November 2021 – The next of Expo’s Theme Weeks, Tolerance and Inclusivity Week, will feature a number of social enterprises that are helping to create inclusive communities, showcasing innovative ideas from upskilling and integrating migrants and refugees, to digital tools that help connect and integrate people, to breaking down barriers to employment.

The grantees are supported under the mega-event’s global innovation and partnership programme, Expo Live, and are available for interview during Tolerance and Inclusivity Week, which runs from 14-20 November. Please contact press.office@expo2020.ae for details.

Holacode provides integration programmes for migrants arriving in Mexico, offering a software engineering curriculum developed in Silicon Valley, leadership training and wellness programmes, with careers advice to help students find jobs.

Be My Eyes in Denmark is a free app that connects blind and visually-impaired users with sighted volunteers from all over the world, offering assistance through a live video call.

Argentina’s Incluyeme links people with disabilities to large companies, such as Accenture, to provide meaningful job opportunities through its online job portal – the first of its kind in Latin America.

Habaybna.net in Jordan helps children with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the Arabic-speaking world by accelerating early detection and intervention, empowering parents with useful knowledge and resources.

YNMO in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia coordinates treatment for disabled people through its platform and app.

Australia’s Talent Beyond Boundaries creates skilled migration pathways, so refugees can rebuild their careers and lives.

WheeLog! in Japan offers an interactive map to disabled users, allowing them to review wheelchair access in a range of public spaces.

Coactus from the Republic of Korea focuses on upskilling and employing hearing-impaired people within the taxi industry.

Humans in the Loop – EOOD from Bulgaria is a social enterprise helping to integrate refugees in the Balkans.

Meet My Mama in France aims to showcase the culinary talents of migrant women.

Picha Eats, based in Malaysia, began in 2016, purchasing home-made food from refugees, then packaging, selling and delivering it to customers. The company also aims to improve the skills, consistency and professionalism of refugee chefs.

Find out more during Tolerance and Inclusivity Week by visiting the Expo Live Pavilion ‘The Good Place’, located in Expo 2020’s Opportunity District.