Innovation in Resettlement

In Future of Good’s second Twitter chat, we spoke with Tara Templin, Director of Innovation and Development at the Refugee Hub, about inclusion.

Why It Matters

Fewer than one percent of the world’s refugees are resettled to safe countries where they can rebuild their lives after experiencing violence, persecution, or war. The newly formed Innovation Lab at The Refugee Hub in Canada’s capital aims to make a transformative change in resettlement globally.

We started Future of Good Twitter chats to dive deeper into hot topics that have been resonating with our community. It’s hosted Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. ET. This week, we spoke with Tara Templin about migration, elections, inclusion, and ideas. She also expanded on some of the points made in her recent Future of Good piece. Here are some highlights from the conversation.

WHO GETS A SAY?

While refugees are best positioned to speak about their needs and necessary innovations to assist them, they are also the least engaged in developing solutions or accessing funds and resources. How can we overcome these barriers?

Some ideas:

Hire refugees. Ensure that civil society organizations, governments, and businesses are employing refugees in leadership p

 


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