Webinar: Refugee Employment and Entrepreneurship: Obstacles and opportunities for private sector engagement in refugee hosting areas in Kenya

This webinar explores refugee livelihoods and economic inclusion in Kenya and the opportunities and obstacles for private sector engagement in Kenya’s refugee hosting areas.

Chair: Padmini Iyer, Research and Evidence Facility


  • Bathsheba Asati and Liviya David, Botho Emerging Markets Group
  • Luba Shara, International Finance Corporation, Kakuma Kalobeyei Challenge Fund
  • Elizabeth Mukami, International Rescue Committee
  • Reza Fazel, Open Capital Advisors

The REF and Botho Emerging Markets Group present the findings of a research study exploring current pathways to refugee employment and entrepreneurship in Kenya, and the role of the private sector in boosting the local economy and propelling refugee self-reliance.

Our guest speakers comment on the findings of the REF’s study as well as presenting ongoing initiatives in their organisations, the barriers and opportunities for working on economic inclusion in refugee hosting areas, and lessons learnt thus far on private sector engagement.

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