Commitment to Action

Tapping the Potential of Displaced Youth

Commitment by

Unbound Philanthropy

In October 2008, Unbound Philanthropy committed $300,000 to the Women's Refugee Commission to undertake a multi-year research and advocacy initiative to increase the scope, scale and effectiveness of educational and skills-building programs for displaced young women and men (ages 15-24). Through desk research, field assessments, and innovative demonstration projects, the Commission is looking at the skills and education young people need to move their lives forward, both while they are displaced and when it is finally safe to return home or be resettled elsewhere. The Commission is studying the problem, recommending solutions, developing tools, and contacting donors, UN agencies, and humanitarian organizations to implement effective strategies so that displaced young people will learn to read and write and acquire the employment skills they need to earn a safe, dignified living and contribute to the reconstruction of their communities.

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Commitment

Tapping the Potential of Displaced Youth

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

7 Years

Estimated Total Value

$300,000

Region

Middle East & North Africa, Africa, Asia

Countries

JORDAN, LIBERIA, MYANMAR, SUDAN, THAILAND, UGANDA

Commitment by

Unbound Philanthropy

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

MacArthur Foundation, Women's Refugee Commission