New report. Mapping the refugee journey towards employment and entrepreneurship

By Admin|September 2, 2021|Uncategorized|0 comments

The REF and Botho Emerging Markets are pleased to released the report: Mapping the refugee journey towards employment and entrepreneurship – Obstacles and opportunities for private sector engagement in Kenya’s refugee hosting areas. The study examines the steps refugees must take to gain employment or become entrepreneurs in Kenya, as well as the challenges and opportunities for private sector firms to employ refugees or act as catalysts for entrepreneurship. The

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Forced to Take the Road Less Travelled: Lessons From Research on Refugees’ Economic Opportunities in Kenya

By Admin|July 13, 2021|news, research|0 comments

When people are reflecting on watershed moments in their lives that ultimately made them who they are today, you often find the poem by Robert Frost: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. The choice to take the road less traveled is often exalted but for many young people coming from displacement-affected settings, taking the road less

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Extreme risk makes the journey feasible

By Admin|May 17, 2021|news, research|0 comments

What is the role of risk in determining how people move? New research shows how the extreme danger of kidnapping and extortion by traffickers opens up a narrow window of opportunity for some young Somalis to find a way to reach Europe.

IGAD conference: Human Mobility in the context of COVID-19

By Admin|March 24, 2021|Uncategorized|0 comments

From February 22-24, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) convened a scientific conference on Human Mobility in the context of COVID-19 in Addis Ababa. The conference examined the immediate and longer-term impact of COVID-19 on migration and displacement in and around the IGAD region.