Building Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods in Displaced Communities

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AIR and a panel of experts convened on Thursday, April 20 for a discussion on building resilience and sustainable livelihoods in displaced communities.

Refugees and displaced people need to rebuild their lives and live with dignity in their new communities. Finding effective, inclusive pathways to sustainable livelihoods is critical to promote economic self-reliance and resilience, allowing individuals to support their families and shape their future.

AIR hosted a webinar on building sustainable livelihoods in forced displacement contexts, with a focus on displaced people and host communities in Uganda. A panel of experts from AIR, academia, and NGOs discussed various implementation models and approaches and also presented evidence on the best practices and persistent challenges.
 

Moderator

 

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Trenita Childers
Senior Researcher
AIR

 

 

Presenters

 

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Vanessa Hoffman
Researcher
AIR

 

 

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Derrick Nsibirwa
Research and Learning Advisor
AVSI Foundation

 

 

 

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Innocent Cwinyai
Deputy Chief of Party
AVSI Foundation

 

 

 

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Eria Serwajja
Lecturer, Department of Development Studies
Makerere University

 

 

Q&A Panelists

 

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Hilde Refstie
Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 

 

 

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Emmanuel Viga
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 

 

 

Closing Remarks

 

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David Seidenfeld
Senior Vice President, International Development Division
AIR

 

Event Information

April 20, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

Location
Online