January 24, 2022

New pathways for migrants and refugees

On Tuesday January 25, 2022, AVSI and PRM host a learning event (online) to reflect on the lessons learned from projects to support and integrate migrants and refugees worldwide.

AVSI Foundation will host a learning event on the theme of “Pathways for Refugee Livelihoods and Integration” together with the US State Department, Bureau of Population, Migrants and Refugees (PRM) on Tuesday January 25, 2022. The virtual learning event will feature 6 projects implemented by AVSI worldwide, including 5 funded by PRM and 1 by USAID.

Since 2011, AVSI has been a partner of the US Government—PRM and USAID—working with refugee and migrant populations in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

In every project, work and sustainable livelihoods are pivotal, as they are essential tools to promote AVSI’s vision of integral human development. AVSI offers a broad vision of the importance of integrated livelihoods programming and has multiple tested approaches to support self-reliance and peaceful integration of migrants and refugees into the host community. Through these activities, AVSI has experienced and will share the importance of adaptation of these models to each country and project context.

Speakers will include Marta Youth, PRM Deputy Assistant Secretary, Anna Nicol, PRM Policy Analyst, as well as Giampaolo Silvestri, AVSI Foundation Secretary General, with Jackie Aldrette, AVSI Foundation Deputy Secretary General serving as moderator. AVSI Project Managers will share brief overviews of their projects, with emphasis on livelihoods activities and results in the Middle East (Lebanon and Iraq), Latin America (Ecuador and Brazil) and Africa (Kenya and Uganda).

AVSI will focus the discussion on the key learnings that have emerged from these project experiences with the intention of documenting the conclusions in a summary paper. For more information, please contact Jackie Aldrette at Jackie.aldrette@avsi.org