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Refugee entrepreneurship, business ownership, and the right to work in host communities

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Date & Time:
September 22
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Add to Calendar September 22 11:00 am September 22 12:30 pm America/New_York Refugee entrepreneurship, business ownership, and the right to work in host communities

According to figures from the UNHCR, there are over 26 million refugees globally – with approximately 85% hosted in low and middle-income countries. In many of these countries, refugees face both challenges finding work and additional legal barriers to participating in entrepreneurship, operating businesses, and accessing business financing.

The Tent Partnership for Refugees and TrustLaw – the global legal pro bono network at the Thomson Reuters Foundation – will launch an analysis of laws relating to whether refugees can own and operate businesses and access business financing in several countries hosting large refugee populations: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, and Uganda.

Join us for the virtual launch of the report “Refugee entrepreneurship, business ownership, and the right to work in host communities: A legal comparative analysis,” followed by a discussion focused on the importance of refugee access to entrepreneurship and business ownership, as well as promising solutions and initiatives.

AGENDA
11:00-11:15am – Opening Keynotes
Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Tent Partnership for Refugees

11:15-11:35am – Executive Overview
“Report highlights: Refugee entrepreneurship, business ownership, and the right to work in host countries”
Jones Day

11:35am-12:05pm – Panel
“A closer look: The importance of refugee access to entrepreneurship and business ownership”

Speakers to be announced.

12:05-12:20pm – Closing
Thomson Reuters Foundation

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According to figures from the UNHCR, there are over 26 million refugees globally – with approximately 85% hosted in low and middle-income countries. In many of these countries, refugees face both challenges finding work and additional legal barriers to participating in entrepreneurship, operating businesses, and accessing business financing.

The Tent Partnership for Refugees and TrustLaw – the global legal pro bono network at the Thomson Reuters Foundation – will launch an analysis of laws relating to whether refugees can own and operate businesses and access business financing in several countries hosting large refugee populations: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, and Uganda.

Join us for the virtual launch of the report “Refugee entrepreneurship, business ownership, and the right to work in host communities: A legal comparative analysis,” followed by a discussion focused on the importance of refugee access to entrepreneurship and business ownership, as well as promising solutions and initiatives.

AGENDA
11:00-11:15am – Opening Keynotes
Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Tent Partnership for Refugees

11:15-11:35am – Executive Overview
“Report highlights: Refugee entrepreneurship, business ownership, and the right to work in host countries”
Jones Day

11:35am-12:05pm – Panel
“A closer look: The importance of refugee access to entrepreneurship and business ownership”

Speakers to be announced.

12:05-12:20pm – Closing
Thomson Reuters Foundation

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