Commitment to Action

Refugees On The Move

Commitment by

African Artists For Development, Tilder

In 2012, African Artists for Development and Tilder committed to launch the program 'Refugees on the Move' in UNHCR refugee camps located in ten Sub-Saharan countries. This program aims to use dance as a development tool to reduce violence within refugee camps, restore self-esteem and hope to the refugees and increase dialogue between refugees and the outside world. Over a three year period, nine African choreographers and their dance companies will conduct dance workshops in different refugee camps selected in coordination with the UNHCR. The workshops also allow for the dissemination of various awareness messages to the refugees, including HIV/AIDS prevention, combatting violence against women, hygiene, etc. At the end of the project, all of the involved choreographers will create an interpretive performance of their work in the refugee camps that will be presented on stages in the United States, Europe and Africa.

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Commitment

Refugees On The Move

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$5,000,000

Region

Africa

Countries

BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, Democratic Republic of the Congo, ETHIOPIA, KENYA, RWANDA, Tanzania, UGANDA

Commitment by

African Artists For Development, Tilder

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Taigue Ahmed, United Nations Refugee Agency, Ndam Se Na