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Refugee Integration and Self-reliance in Ethiopia (RISE) project is designed in alignment with the Jobs Compact, which aims to expand the industrialisation agenda of the Ethiopian government while creating jobs for both Ethiopian citizens and refugees. To achieve the project objectives, interventions are designed uniquely to add value to the current initiation for refugee and host community self-reliance and integration, through engagement of Dutch private companies in a refugee inclusive business model.

Outcomes

  • Improved performance of inclusive Dutch affiliated business companies
  • Increased employment of refugee and host community
  • Enhanced work-place protection and socioeconomic integration of refugee

RISE (six month spanning pilot project) partners with Dutch affiliated private companies - who are willing and able to create wage employment opportunities to refugees and host communities residing in the capital. The lessons learned from this pilot contribute to intervention scale up thus creating more employment opportunities for refugee and host communities. The engagement of the private sector will provide more effective, innovative and sustainable assistance by empowering these communities.

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