Employment & Training

Refugee Start-up Weekend

Where: Ecuador

What: Collaborating with local university’s Business Incubator “PUCESE”, which assessed the business ideas of educated businessmen in the region, the UNCHR extended this to would-be Refugee entrepreneurs in the region. Refugees pitched their business ideas to be evaluated and then trained in how to progress them further.

Organisation: UNCHR – The UN Refugee Agency

Start Date: December 2016          Success: 49 Refugee entrepreneurs were trained

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