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20 March 2017 - 24 March 2017

Market-based livelihood interventions for refugees

20 March 2017 - 24 March 2017

Market-based livelihood interventions for refugees

Market-based livelihood interventions for refugees

Course Information

20 March 2017 - 24 March 2017

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9010757

English

Deadline: 03 March 2017

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This training has been initiated and developed by the ILO and the UNHCR as a response to a lack of a specialised training on market-based livelihood interventions for refugees. It applies the "Making markets work for the poor" (M4P) approach and draws upon experiences and lessons learnt from joint UNHCR-ILO pilot projects that tested the added value of market assessments and value chain analyses for the promotion of livelihoods of refugees in a number of countries, including Costa Rica, Egypt, Zambia and South Africa.

Description

Description

This training has been initiated and developed by the ILO and the UNHCR as a response to a lack of a specialised training on market-based livelihood interventions for refugees. It applies the "Making markets work for the poor" (M4P) approach and draws upon experiences and lessons learnt from joint UNHCR-ILO pilot projects that tested the added value of market assessments and value chain analyses for the promotion of livelihoods of refugees in a number of countries, including Costa Rica, Egypt, Zambia and South Africa.

Target audience

Target audience

This training is of interest for anybody who is working at the intersection of humanitarian and development programming. It specifically targets practitioners who are responsible for livelihoods activities in their own countries and projects.

Course objective and learning outcomes

Course objective and learning outcomes

This training is relevant for humanitarian and development practitioners who work with refugees and displaced persons. It provides an opportunity to learn how to transform short-term livelihoods programming into sustained employment opportunities.

By attending the training, participants will:

  • understand the market systems framework and its relevance for refugees,
  • be equipped with practical tools to undertake value chain analyses independently, 
  • learn how to design and facilitate incentive-based market development programmes that are economically viable and that comply with refugee’s protection needs, 
  • gain insight, from real-life examples, of joint UNHCR-ILO programmes that apply market-based livelihood interventions for refugees.

Contents and structure

Contents and structure

Over five days participants will be trained on the different components of market-based livelihood interventions that take into account the specific challenges and opportunities when working with refugees.

                         

 On DAY 01, the impact of traditional livelihood interventions will be discussed plus to what extent supply-side focused programmes, such as skills and vocational training, financial education, have been able to address the economic needs of refugees. Participants will then be introduced to the market systems framework and its particular relevance to refugees.

On DAY 02, the criteria for selecting an economic sector that holds the potential to create employment and that is relevant to the economic and protection needs of refugees will be defined. Participants will learn what indicators and data sources are required to analyse the educational background, skillset and work experience of refugees’ as well as the economic environment, current market trends and developments of the hosting country.  

On DAY 03, participants will be trained on conducting value chain analysis. i.e. the process by which a product or service goes through several stages until it reaches the final customer, taking also into account the supporting functions as well as rules and regulations that govern the value chain. Next, participants will identify protection risks, bottlenecks and market failures and design interventions to address these.

On DAY 04, the challenges of implementing market based livelihood interventions will be explored. What kind of public or private partners can be identified to achieve sustainable change in the market system? How can “quick fixes” and direct implementation be overcome through incentive-based market facilitation? 

On DAY 05, the trainers and participants will debrief each other and document key learning outcomes. Open questions and remaining practical challenges will be addressed. 

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

This training applies the “Making markets work for the poor” (M4P) approach to design market-based livelihoods interventions for refugees and displaced persons. The training will be delivered by a team of experts from the ILO, the UNHCR and the ITC-ILO who combine technical input with applied learning methodologies. The 5-day face-to-face training will be supported by an e-campus, which will provide the participants with full access to background studies, guidance documents, practical tools and presentations

Information and costs

Information and costs

The course will be held at the International Training Centre of the ILO, in Turin, Italy.

The total course fee is Euro 2,180, which includes board and lodging on our Campus, training material, registration fees and insurance. Travel expenses are not included.

Should you need further information, please contact: 

                                               
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Language requirements

Language requirements

The course will be conducted in English.

How to apply

How to apply

To register for the course please click here  

Participants who don’t hold a valid Schengen visa or diplomatic passport/UNLP are strongly advised to apply before 20 February 2017 to ensure that our staff can facilitate entry into Italy.

The final deadline for all applications is 03 March 2017.

Tuition cost: 1580

Subsistence cost: 600

Total cost: 2180

http://www.unhcr.org/livelihoods.html

http://http://ilo.ch/empent/areas/value-chain-development-vcd/lang--en/index.htm



 

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