The aim of this training course is to support 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 in 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.
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.
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
The participants in this training programme are given the option to choose the learning path that fits best their objectives, as follows:
Please find more information on the two learning paths in the information note.