Economic Opportunities

Market Assessment of Digital Employment Opportunities for Refugee Youth

Young people are among those most disproportionately affected by displacement, with those under the age of 35 accounting for just over half of the global refugee population. Whether in camps or urban settings, refugee youth face challenges gaining access to employment; from legal constraints regarding the right to work or freedom of movement, to stiff competition…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Driving more resources to tackle climate change in Kenya with Kenya Climate Ventures

Stephen Itiakorit has over 13 years of academic and professional experience in agriculture, leadership competency, gender development, mentorship, and more. He has had the opportunity to coordinate humanitarian work for national and international programs where he was able to design and develop programs for social inclusion, gender integration, women’s empowerment, climate change, and the environment.…

For refugees, with refugees: Reflections on the 76th International Seminar

Around the world, refugees are actively making positive contributions to their communities by sharing their knowledge and skills, and by enriching local economies, through business start-ups. In order for communities to better benefit from their contributions, more enabling and empowering environments for welcoming and inclusive economies are needed. From May 9 to June 17, WUSC…

Economic Inclusion for Refugee Youth Symposium

A collaboration between refugees and allies to drive systemic change. WUSC’s work throughout the years has always focused on empowering and amplifying the voices of refugees. From their drive to further their education to their entrepreneurial endeavors, we have seen time and time again how refugees positively contribute to, impact and enrich their communities across…
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Volunteer Spotlight: World, Meet WISE!

Laeba shares her experience volunteering as a Communications Advisor with the Women’s Initiative for Startups and Entrepreneurship (WISE) in Hanoi, Vietnam toward their goal of showcasing their important work to a global audience. Vietnam, a country known for its vast history and serene landscapes, is also a country that is committed to bettering equality, opportunities…

How vocational training graduates are creating job opportunities in Iraq

“Before I came to this course, I was a worker. After I graduated, I became an employer, and I feel proud of what I have accomplished.” – Yasser, Graduate, Anbar Vocational Training Centre  Unemployment is a major concern in Iraq due to the country’s complex economic, social, security, and political situation. Youth and women face disproportionately…
International Seminar Poster

International Seminar 2022: Applications Open!

Economic Opportunities for Refugee Youth: A Collaboration between refugees and allies to drive systemic change Are you interested in diving into complex issues ? Do you thrive in an online team environment? Are you looking to gain firsthand experience in the field of refugee opportunities? If yes, then the WUSC International Seminar is for you!…
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IGNI+E Your Passion for Global Development with WUSC

Introducing WUSC's Flagship International Volunteer Cooperation Initiative: IGNI+E

Leading the climate fight: How we can support women entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Women entrepreneurs are critical to a thriving and inclusive economy, yet they face numerous challenges in growing their businesses. These challenges are compounded for women climate entrepreneurs (WCEs), who are critical innovators and catalysts in the response to climate change around the world. WUSC is excited to launch our new knowledge product: Strategies for Incubators…

Vocational training opens new opportunities to help Iraq rebuild

Sultan Jaber can tell you a lot about hope. An Iraqi born in Kuwait, Sultan moved to the Basra Province of Iraq in 1991, which you will remember, was a time of war and massive upheaval. He returned, as he says, “to my roots” with hope and a determination to help Iraq rebuild. Today, after…

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