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E-learning courses on migrant and refugee entrepreneurship

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) will be running free e-learning courses on migrant and refugee entrepreneurship throughout 2021.

The six-week course, designed in collaboration with with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), is shaped around the 2018 Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees, published by the three agencies.

The aim of the course is to strengthen the competences required by policymakers and practitioners in overcoming the challenges in economic and social inclusion for migrants and refugees, while understanding the benefits of promoting entrepreneurship to this end.

The full concept note for the e-course can be accessed here.

By the end of the course, it is expected that participants will be able to:

  • describe different benefits of promoting entrepreneurship for migrants and refugees and its impact on sustainable development;

  • identify the challenges faced by migrant and refugee entrepreneurs;

  • recognise policy objectives and policy options;

  • identify ways to support entrepreneurship among migrants and refugees in both developed and developing countries;

  • relate case studies and good practices from policies, programmes and initiatives in both developed and developing countries.

The next upcoming course in Arabic will begin on 28 May, in French on 28 June, in Spanish on 19 July and in English on 23 August. Prior registration is required.

Find a full list of dates and further information in French, Spanish, Arabic and English online here.


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