Hortense Decaux

Founder, Codi, Simplon, UNICEF NEXTGen

Challenge: How Can We Improve Learning Outcomes for Refugee and Displaced Young People Under 24? 

Solution: Codi - digital skills and leadership training for marginalized and refugee youth

Hortense Decaux co-founded UNICEF NEXTGen and currently co-Chairs the UK and France Committees. She was a strategy consultant in Private Equity for 4 years at the Boston Consulting Group after having studied Management & Corporate Finance at Royal Holloway. Since leaving BCG in March 2016, Decaux is now setting up Codi, a coding and leadership academy in Lebanon for underprivileged and marginalized youth along with further developing NEXTGen Europe. She is passionate about the protection and development of children and youth across the world. She is a firm believer that through passion, innovation and drive, we will make a positive impact. For the last three years, she has also been a Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry tutor to marginalized GCSE and A-Level students. 


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