by Heba Amer

from Individuals - no organisation

Our solution

It is a skills exchange program where refugees and host community members will exchange and learn skills from each other. This is done by creating an online platform (application) or a kiosk/ booth where refugees have access to this platform. There will be a focal point for this platform. The refugees will approach focal point with their skills and ask to be connected to host community members with relevant employable skills (marketing, business plan development, agri-info and input, etc….).

What's the business opportunity for host and refugee community

Exchanging skills will strengthen the local integration and refugees will not feel marginalised. New skills will help refugees generate income and increase their resilience. Host community will benefit from this skill exchange and improve their skills which will overall increase employability and job opportunities for both.

How has it been implemented and what impact it had

There was a similar project conducted in Egypt between Egyptian and Syrian refugees to enhance the skills and integration between both communities. This will help refugees to gain access into the labour market to enhance their capabilities and provide them with essential work skills that could also be transferrable in any country they settle in.

Our Skills and Experience

Project founders have more than 10 years of experience in the domain of labour market and refugees. Founders were previously employed by UNHCR for more than 5 years in protection department. Their skills combined provide them with know-how and knowledge of needed skills required for refugees to build their capacity and resilience in host communities.