Private Sector Solutions
Accra, Ghana Kempinski Hotel
1st - 3rd November, 2023
The Amahoro Coalition is an African-led initiative that aims to advance economic inclusion by accelerating private-sector leadership in sustainable marked-based interventions. The Coalition’s mission is to expand access to education and livelihood opportunities for refugees while creating value for African businesses.
UNHCR is a worldwide organization that protects the rights and well-being of refugees forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people. It relies on voluntary contributions to support its operations and serve those in need.
Inkomoko works with entrepreneurs across Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Sudan, supporting them in building successful businesses and fostering sustainable economic growth. Its multifaceted approach includes personalized training, expert mentorship, access to capital, and market connections. Inkomoko supports both aspiring and established entrepreneurs, including refugees, with a particular emphasis on women, enabling them to realize their potential and contribute to the economic development of their communities.
The goal is to raise awareness among private sector stakeholders of forcibly displaced people in Africa and promote discourse on transformative approaches to address forced displacement in Africa.
Encourage private companies to commit at least 1% of their resources, including financial contributions, in-kind support, technical expertise, and employment opportunities.
Networking & Collaboration
Facilitate networking and collaboration among private companies, government entities, humanitarian organizations, and forcibly displaced people.
Corporate social responsibility
Promote sustainable development by fostering a culture of corporate social responsibility and inclusivity within the private sector.
The 2023 Africa Forum on Displacement: Private Sector Solutions, builds on the success of the 2021 event in Kigali, Rwanda, which engaged over 800 African business leaders, philanthropists, and refugee change-makers. Conducted in a hybrid format for accessibility the upcoming Forum aims for even greater impact and positive outcomes.
This year we expect over 1000 in-person and virtual attendees, including Africa’s business leaders, refugees-focused organization.
Background to the Displacement Crisis in Africa
Forced displacement has surged dramatically in the past decade, with Africa shouldering a significant burden, Sub-Saharan Africa hosts over 44 million forcibly displaced people accounting for 45% of the global total.
The number of refugees in the region has nearly tripled in 10 years, reaching 7 million in 2022 and over 50% are women and children. Additionally, there are almost 29 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) within the region.
While humanitarian efforts have been crucial sustainable approaches are needed for integration and livelhood support.
Private sector involvement becomes pivotal leveraging resources and expertise to foster economic empowerment and social inclusion.
This engagement is a growth opportunity for companies tapping into untapped markets while contributing to community resilience and economic development.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST EVENT
36 Million Solutions
The Forum in 2021 attracted over 200 in-person participants from Kenya, Somalia, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Djibouti among others, with over 600 others joining the Forum virtually. The Forum was historic in many ways, it was the first regional event after the Global Refugee Forum. In addition to this, this was the first time Africa’s business leaders came together to discuss their contribution to the displacement crisis.