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The purpose of this section is to provide the reader with general information on Private Sector for Refugees (PS4R)’s documents, trainings and events. Also, “PS4R Knowledge sharing and events” offers a selection of case studies with the aim to present concrete examples around the world linked to the four main themes of the Charter of Good Practice.

Documents

Documents in this section include case studies and future materials on projects underway.


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Events

PS4R has sponsored or participated in events, for which you can find information and proceedings below:

Global Refugee Forum (December 2019, Geneva)

Kinga Szabo Christensen, Deputy Director-General, DI | Daphne Yong-d’Hervé, Director, Peace and Prosperity, ICC | Benjamin Herzberg, Senior Private Sector Specialist, WBG

The first Global Refugee Forum (GRF) took place on 16-18 December 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland and brought the international community together to demonstrate solidarity with the world’s refugees and the countries and communities that host them. The GRF is a central arrangement of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), which was affirmed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2019. The GCR envisions more predictable and sustainable support to:

  1. Ease pressures on countries hosting refugees
  2. Enhance opportunities for refugees to become self-reliant
  3. Expand refugees’ access to third-country solutions such as resettlement and other pathways; and
  4. Support conditions in refugees’ countries of origin so that they may be able to return in safety and dignity.

The PS4R initiative was showcased at the GRF through business-dedicated activities and dissemination of the Charter of Good Practice at the marketplace of best practice. During the week, stakeholders met to discuss how best to engage business in the economic integration of refugees, in light of the key take-aways at the GRF.

More on the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR):

Follow the conversation: #PS4Refugees | #WithRefugees | #Resilience | #RefugeeForum | #EveryoneCounts


Global Conference on PS4R (Paris, June 2019)

On June 11-12, 2019, the World Bank Group (WBG), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) co-hosted a global event on the role of the private sector in economic integration of refugees. The event did bring together stakeholders from across the public and private sectors to share knowledge and develop new ways to mobilize expertise, linkages, finance, and resources in support of refugees. The conference took place ahead of the Global Refugee Forum (December 17-18 in Geneva), which aims to build momentum towards achieving the objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees, a year after it was first adopted.

The conference brought together practitioners from the field, investment companies and private sector firms, refugee entrepreneurs, labor market representatives, donors and other development partners, including Multilateral Development Banks, chambers of commerce, and public sector actors. Representatives from more than 30 countries participated in the conference.

Follow the conversation: #PS4Refugees | #WithRefugees | #Resilience

Trainings

Here you can find information about training programmes offered by partner organizations in the PS4R. These programmes and courses provide knowledge and tools that can boost economic opportunities for refugees and host communities.

icc academy The ICC Academy is a ground-breaking e-learning platform offered by the International Chamber of Commerce, providing e-courses and programs on trade finance and cross border transactions. It is designed by leading industry experts to meet the educational needs of banks, corporates and other organizations at the forefront of international trade

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