Market-based Livelihood Interventions for Refugees and Host Communities

Market-based Livelihood Interventions for Refugees and Host Communities

Market-based Livelihood Interventions for Refugees and Host Communities

29 August–9 September 2022
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

This training course supports practitioners working with refugee communities in the design of livelihood interventions based on a solid understanding of market trends and demand. The training has been developed by the ILO and the UNHCR as a response to a lack of a specialized training on market-based livelihood interventions for refugees. It is based on the "Making markets work for the poor" (M4P) approach and disseminates tools and good practices learnt from ILO-UNHCR cooperation, as well as from ILO projects implementing the approach in different countries. The training combines expert input with applied learning methodologies. Participants will be exposed to group-based learning methods, including expert presentations, mapping exercises and case studies, to ensure a high-quality learning experience. The faculty includes M4P experts who bring real-life programming expertise to the course and learning specialists who will facilitate a learner-centred training programme.

Who attends this course?

This training is of interest to anybody who works at the intersection of humanitarian and development programming. It specifically targets practitioners responsible for livelihood activities in their own projects with little or no knowledge of the M4P approach. Participants in previous editions of this training included staff from CARE International, the UNHCR, the CGAP, the Belgian Development Agency, CARITAS, the IFRC, the Danish Refugee Council, the Norwegian Refugee Council and the IOM.

What will I be able to do?

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • understand the M4P approach and its relevance for refugees.
  • design and facilitate market-based livelihood programmes that are economically viable and that comply with refugees’ protection needs, apply good practices from real-life case studies.
What will I learn?
  • Analyse refugee livelihoods through the market-systems framework Identify demand-driven livelihoods opportunities for refugees
  • Understand market failures and constraint that prevent refugees from maximising their livelihoods opportunities
  • Articulate a vision for market-based livelihoods interventions
  • Facilitate displacement inclusive business models in cooperation with the private sector
  • Develop results chains and indicators to monitor the impact of market-based livelihoods interventions.

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