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Programming transformations for greater impact on the lives of young people

The majority of young people live in regions that are disproportionately affected by challenges stemming from conflict, displacement, climate change, and rising inflation. The rapidly evolving nature of these global challenges remind us of the constant need for adaptation to ensure our work continues to meet the greatest needs of young people around the world.…
Congratulations, Musu Taylor Lewis & Tiyahna Ridley-Padmore, the joint 2023 Winners of the Lewis Perinbam Award

Congratulations, Musu Taylor Lewis & Tiyahna Ridley-Padmore, the joint 2023 Winners of the Lewis Perinbam Award

WUSC, in collaboration with Cooperation Canada and the trustees of the Lewis Perinbam Award, is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the Innovation and Impact Awards in Honour of Lewis Perinbam.  The award was presented during a virtual ceremony held on February 7, 2024, in the presence of 108 attendees, including Anita Vandenbeld, the…
The report recommends programs in order to support inclusion and access to education.

Situational Analysis of Access to Secondary Education and Economic Activities of Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Ethiopia

WUSC, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, shared a situational analysis on Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Ethiopia and their access to secondary education and economic opportunities.  The analysis, authored by a team of researchers at Samuel Hall, contributes to the objectives of the DREEM Project, a partnership between WUSC and the Mastercard Foundation that…
The TAWASOL project is an initiative that seeks to create and support a more enabling and gender-inclusive environment for youth employment in Iraq.

Connecting the Dots: TAWASOL Initiative Brings Together Training Institutions and Employers to Help Youth Careers Flourish in Iraq

Nestled within the neighbourhoods of Kirkuk is a cozy kitchen where a mother and daughter stand side by side. The scent of baking pastries and cakes fills the air as they work on fulfilling the next order from a family down the street. Four years ago, they had the idea to turn their shared love…
WUSC is supporting women in Ghana to claim their place in professions they want to join, even though the road to get there isn’t easy.

Deconstructing Stereotypes for a Future of Possibilities

WUSC is supporting women in Ghana to claim their place in professions they want to join, even though the road to get there isn’t easy. How do we do that? By deconstructing stereotypes and changing attitudes about “women’s work,” increasing training and apprenticeship programs, and engaging workplaces and industries to provide equal opportunities for women.…
This report lays out the specific actions stakeholders can take to support access to education and inclusion of refugees.

The Roadmap to Self-reliance – Expanding Higher Education for Refugees

In 2019 , UNHCR and partners set a goal to reach 15% enrollment of refugees in higher education by 2030.  This report lays out the specific actions stakeholders can take to support efforts to achieve and exceed the 15by30 target, across five distinct higher education pathways, which are national enrollment, higher education scholarships, connected higher…
WUSC is renewing our commitment to supporting refugees by championing durable solutions.

From Education to Employment to Sport and Beyond: Seven Pledges to Expand Complementary Pathways, Champion Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement and Promote Refugee-led Solutions

Fuelled by new and protracted crises, forced displacement continues to be a challenge and requires urgent and collective action.  At the Global Refugee Forum, the world will unite to tackle challenges facing refugees and host communities.  The Global Refugee Forum is the world’s largest gathering on refugees and will provide an opportunity to build on…
2024 WUSC International Seminar in Jordan, Kenya and Malawi: applications now open!

Harmonizing Hopes: Refugee and Host Community Youth Thriving Together – A Collaborative Journey towards Economic Opportunities

Are you passionate about the socio-economic development of young people? Do you want to help strengthen the cohesion between refugee youth and the communities hosting them? Are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident between the ages of 18 and 30? WUSC invites you, from July 28 to August 24, 2024, to participate in the…

Innovation and Impact Awards in honour of Lewis Perinbam

WUSC and Cooperation Canada, in collaboration with the trustees of the Lewis Perinbam Award, are pleased to present the Innovation and Impact Awards in honour of Lewis Perinbam. Innovation is at the core of both organizations’ work and is captured in our strategic directions. We aim to inspire and support the growth of a more…
In collaboration with our partners and networks, we committed to expanding and championing education pathways and refugee inclusion in our work.

Four-Year Progress Report: How the WUSC network is fulfilling pledges made at the 2019 Global Refugee Forum

In 2019, WUSC made a series of pledges at the first-ever Global Refugee Forum (GRF). In collaboration with our partners and networks, we committed to expanding and championing education pathways and refugee inclusion in our work.   Four years later, we want to express our gratitude to our networks and partners for the progress we have…

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