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ReDSS/RVI/IGAD Learning event on self-reliance and resilience

On 5 October 2017, the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS), in collaboration with the Rift Valley Institute (RVI) and the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) supported by the Danish Embassy in Kenya and Somalia, convened a half-day learning event on ‘Self-reliance and resilience for displacement affected communities in the region’. The event brought together 63 participants from government, development, humanitarian, refugees, academia and private sector stakeholders to discuss how self-reliance and resilience approaches can be best applied in forced displacement contexts. In line with ReDSS commitments and recommendations to putting displacement affected communities at the center, refugees were able to share their own personal experiences on attaining self-reliance and resilience. This aided in framing the event through the eyes of the refugees.

Download full report here and other useful resources from the event here.

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