PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES FOR INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (in partnership with International Organization for Migration (IOM) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR))

18 Oct 2021
12:30-14:00

PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES FOR INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (in partnership with International Organization for Migration (IOM) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR))

This event occurs in Geneva Time (CET, GMT+2).

The objective of this roundtable is to inspire the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of inclusive entrepreneurship policies aimed at migrants and refugees for socioeconomic integration, social cohesion and sustainable development. The event will build on the work of the partnership between UNCTAD, UNHCR and the IOM for the development and roll-out of policy guidance on promoting entrepreneurship for migrants and refugees. It will reflect on lessons learnt during practical implementation in East Africa, the Andean region and the Middle East. And it will outline key elements for future inclusive entrepreneurship policies in a post-COVID-19 resurgence and in support of SDG implementation.

Issues to be addressed:

  • What role can entrepreneurship play in supporting the integration of migrants and refugees?
  • What specific entrepreneurship policy measures are needed to facilitate socioeconomic integration in local economies?
  • What are some good practices as well as challenges and lessons learnt in facilitating entrepreneurship for migrants and refugees?
  • What initiatives at national, regional and global levels can be pursued to promote entrepreneurship for migrants and refugees?

Event Manager: Mr. Lorenzo Tosini
Contact email: Lorenzo.Tosini@unctad.org