FCA and partners to launch major report at Global Refugee Forum education campus

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Could TVET be an untapped potential for successful refugee integration? FCA, ILO, GiZ and UNHCR have six recommendations for bolstering self-reliance for refugees based on a rigorous review commissioned ahead of the Global Refugee Forum (GRF) 2023.

FINN CHURCH AID, GIZ ( on behalf of BMZ), ILO and UNHCR, will present a major systematic literature review on the economic impact of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for refugees and host communities at the GRF Education Campus on 12 December 2023 between 14.30-15:30.

An official GRF-linked event, the Education Campus programme will consist of a series of thematic panel discussions and sessions designed to reflect on actions, innovations and contributions that stakeholders are taking to operationalise the Global Compact on Refugees.

At the launch event (programme below), panelists will discuss the major report findings and how can we  all – as donors, duty bearers or TVET service providers – make our policies, funding and interventions more impactful and sustainable.

The importance of TVET

TVET and skills development play a crucial role in enhancing self-reliance of refugees and host community people, through increased employability, building livelihoods and pathways to decent work through wage or self-employment. TVET needs to be of high quality and respond to market demands in order to be relevant and deliver skills that can be used in local labor markets.

Yet high quality training and services alone cannot deliver impact without a legal and policy framework that allows refugees to enter the labor market or create businesses to support themselves and contribute to the economy.


Welcoming Remarks – Ms. Merja Färm,
Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor Finn Church Aid

Launch of the Systematic Literature review
and introduction to the recommendations
Mr. Joel Mullan

Panel Discussion moderated by
Ms. Christine Hofmann, Team lead for Skills and Social Inclusion, ILO


Hon. Ms. Awut Deng Acuil, Minister of General Education and Instruction,
South Sudan

Hon. Mr. July Moyo, Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Zimbabwe

Dr. Prosper Ng’andu, Commissioner for Refugees, Zambia

Mr. Abraham Kamara, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations Office at Geneva

Mrs. Marianna Knirsch, Deputy Head of Education Division at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Ms. Lilian Musoki Maate, Senior Program Manager,
Complementary Pathways, FCA Uganda

Questions and Answers from the Audience

Closing –  Manal Stulgaitis, Education Officer, UNHCR

To obtain a pre-event copy of the report contact:
Merja Färm, FCA Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor – merja.farm(at)kua.fi