Centering Refugee Voices in Humanitarian Response and Philanthropy

Please join us on April 8, 2022, 11am EST/4pm BST for a Skoll World Forum Eco-System Day Event that RefugePoint is hosting: Centering Refugee Voices in Humanitarian Response and Philanthropy.

By 2050 a billion people may be forcibly displaced. $30 billion/year is spent on humanitarian aid today. Yet recipients have virtually no say in its use, a fact that perpetuates paternalism and inequality. As part of the Skoll World Forum Eco-System Day, RefugePoint is hosting a two-part moderated discussion that brings together refugee and philanthropic voices to discuss strategies for centering refugees in programmatic and philanthropic responses. How do we build a system of support that is more equitable, informed and led by people with lived experience?

This event will have two, 45-minute panels. Composed of former refugees, Panel #1 will flip the narrative of victimhood and define refugees more fully. Moderated by Farah Mohamed, former CEO, Malala Fund. Building on the first discussion, Panel #2 brings together philanthropic and nonprofit leaders to discuss eco system funding, and other programmatic and funding strategies that center refugee and community voices. Moderated by Sasha Chanoff, Founder/CEO, RefugePoint. Moderators will also invite audience participation to highlight best practices.

Speakers include:

Nasra Ismail, Senior Director, Global Strategy, Giving Tuesday
Bahati Ernestine, Consultant/Advocate, RefugePoint/Economic Mobility Pathways Project
Lina Tori Jan, Public Speaker/Advocate/Founder, Chai wa Dastan/UNICEF
Karen Ansara, Founder, Network of Engaged International Donors (NEID)
Sana Mustafa, Director of Partnership and Engagement, Asylum Access: Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative

Please register here.