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Vocational Training & Entrepreneurship

How might we equip refugees with the skills to access economic activities that sustain their families?

Work allows refugees to pay for the food, shelter and education that sustains their families, yet many existing vocational training programs do not lead to opportunities for employment. In the informal sector where many refugees must work, success requires both entrepreneurial and technical skills. For some, basic numeracy and literacy skills must be upgraded first. How might vocational training be matched to existing market opportunities – and how can we prepare refugees to take advantage of these opportunities?

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U-Spark Hub uses the power of media and information technology to enhance youth social innovation and entrepreneurship.

U-Spark Hub uses the power of media and information technology to enhance youth social innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Fund NGOs to train refugees in skill shortage areas for other countries and develop a marketplace for countries to sponsor them.

Fund NGOs to train refugees in skill shortage areas for other countries and develop a marketplace for countries to sponsor them.

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