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Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Piloting Private Sector Solutions for Refugees and Host Communities in North-West Kenya

This action aims, by attracting private sector and social enterprise investment to the Kakuma and Kalobeyei area and supporting local entrepreneurial potential, to foster better employment opportunities for refugees and the host community. This will be carried out with a focus on young people and women, improved services, more consumption choices and potentially reduced prices. In turn, this will enhance the self-reliance of refugees and their host communities and their socio-economic integration, whilst contributing to the development of the hosting region, in the spirit of the global agenda of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and, more widely, of "leaving no-one behind".

Main objectives

The overall objective of the action is to promote better economic integration and self-reliance of refugees and host communities in the Kakuma and Kalobeyei area through supporting market-led solutions that strengthen and deepen local markets and respond to key development challenges.

There are three specific objectives:
1. Assist private business companies and social enterprises to enter the Kakuma and Kalobeyei market and provide opportunities to scale-up the existing operations of enterprises already present in the area.
2. Develop refugee and host communities' entrepreneurship potential, with a focus on young people and women, by supporting their businesses to grow, providing vocational skills training, business development services and micro-finance opportunities.
3. Support policy dialogue and advocacy efforts focussed on creating a more conducive business environment and attracting private sector companies to the Kakuma and Kalobeyei area.

Action Fiche

2 MARCH 2023
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