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[GSEF2016]: Peace building and sustainable economic development of Congolese and burundian refugees in Tanzania through the market based approach

Category: 
Africa
SSE Organisation
Class: 
Social Finance / Impact Measurement
Conflict / Refugee

Presented at: GSEF2016 Montreal

Organisation: Good Neighbors Tanzania (International Network)

Date: September 7, 2016

Presenter: Mr. Sangmi Sung (Managing director)

Contactssangmi.sung@gmail.com

Summary:

Nyarugusu refugee camp is located in Kigoma, Tanzania. Just like other refugee camps, it is characterized by a lack of financial capital and inadequate skills that hardly enable people to engage in economic activities such as micro business, income generating activities and savings.

Good Neighbors Tanzania, as an only implementing partner of UNHCR in Livelihood sector, has been initiated to reduce existing conflict between refugees and host communities and to promote self-reliance and reduce the economic dependency of refugees in Nyarugusu camp through delivering multi-dimensional livelihood coping mechanism. The outputs have been the establishment of adequate venue for market-driven livelihoods intervention through mixed solution (incubate micro business and varied income-generating activities, constructing additional common market with 80 kiosks and connected day care center); the increase of accessibility to capital and consumables for livelihood opportunity (financing for micro business and income generating activities through micro-financing systems) and the provision of entrepreneurship and vocational skills training to refugees and host communities.