Imagine a world where refugees are at the center of humanitarian response.
Imagine a world where Refugee-led organizations (RLOs) are fully resourced and empowered to lead the way in providing assistance to their communities.
Our Advocacy and Capacity Sharing Program is designed to support RLOs in their efforts to achieve a more just and equitable world for refugees and host community. We do this by:
Advocating for the inclusion and meaningful participation of refugees in decision making processes at the local, national, and global level.
Sharing our learnings and expertise with other organizations to amplify our collective impact and build stronger communities together.
We believe that RLOs are best placed to provide assistance to their communities. They have a deep understanding of the needs and the challenges refugees and locals face. They are also more likely to be accountable to the communities they serve.
We are committed to supporting RLOS in their efforts to lead the way in humanitarian response.
On 28 September2023, SIR co-organised and spearheaded the Voices Rising: A Refugee-Led Solutions Conference. This conference aimed to ensure that the voices of Refugee-led organizations (RLOs) are heard. The conference brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, including International NGOs (INGOs), county government entities, UNHCR, Refugee-Led Organizations (RLOs), and community leaders to showcase the work of RLOs and the challenges they face. The conference report is currently being finalized and will be shared once it’s available.
Refugee leaders training on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Design Thinking
This training program helps RLO leaders to develop the skills and knowledge they need to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs and to design innovative solutions to the challenges facing their communities.