Refugee Employment and Skills Initiative (RESI): Linking Refugees in Kenya to Market Opportunities (Components 1 & 2)

    Overview

    Summary

    The Refugee Employment & Skills Initiative (RESI) Kenya deploys innovative ways to address livelihoods development in protracted humanitarian situations. 

    The RESI method harnesses productive potential and works towards building market connections for the benefit of refugees and local communities for shared growth. 

    Central to RESI’s approach is its two-fold intervention; the project works promoting the development of commercially valuable skills for refugees and host communities alike while supporting Kenyan small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) - social businesses in particular - in creating value and employment in the host countries through increased national, regional and international business. 

    In addition, the project harnesses ITC’s market based approach to strengthen NRC’s general vocational training and livelihood initiatives in Dadaab. 

    The project ultimately aims at increasing employability and income generation opportunities for refugees and hence at contributing to sustainable livelihoods, self-sufficiency and increased resilience that would eventually support voluntary returns.

    Recipients

    Partners

    Sustainable Development Goals

    This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    ITC contact

    Katherine
    Schlinder
    Email
    kschlinder [at] intracen.org