BEAM

Making markets work for refugees

Date
06 Feb 2018
Location
Online Webinar
Organisation
Swisscontact

Tuesday 6 Feb, 1300 GMT
Speakers:
 Ailsa Buckley (Swisscontact), Debora Randall (Swisscontact) and Peter Douglas (Palladium)

This webinar targets practitioners working with displaced people and host communities.  It will share ideas and conclusions regarding the feasibility of market-based approaches for labour inclusion and livelihood resilience. 

Whilst humanitarian responses in conflict or crises address the short-term acute needs of displaced people and host community populations, over the long-term they invariably damage markets and the economic recovery of the affected region.

The private sector is critical in responding to the crises but we need to better understand how to make markets work for displaced people groups alongside host communities. The solution is to use market- based approaches to explore and evaluate how to better address the needs and opportunities of displaced people and refugees.

The speakers will explore how markets can be leveraged so that refugees and host communities can build their livelihoods. 

Three projects and approaches will be examined:

  • Palladium and Swisscontact’s NU-TEC MD project working with South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
  • Swisscontact’s Skills for Life project working with refugees in Kenya
  • Palladium’s Propcom project working with returning IDPs in Nigeria
     
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