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Sprint for Self Reliance (hosted by ITC)

  • Geneva Switzerland (map)

The International Trade Centre (ITC) will host its first «Sprint for Self-Reliance», an 8-hour sprint workshop to develop market-based livelihoods solutions for vulnerable migrants and forcibly displaced communities.

With the 'Sprint for Self-Reliance', ITC is inviting 20 selected individuals to participate in a rapid innovation workshop to generate, develop and present digital-based solutions that can help displaced populations or vulnerable migrants in the Middle East, North Africa, or East Africa regions access opportunities to find work and generate income. Developing market-based solutions has been a key component for projects at ITC and it entails a deep understanding of the involved market forces and trends in sector value chains, to identify the connection points between targeted populations and global markets. 

Participants will be selected based on a short application form, assessing their previous experience and their motivations for joining the Sprint workshop. Teams will be formed on the day of the Sprint based on their interest in ideas generated during the initial brainstorming.

The winning team of the Sprint for Self-Reliance will be announced during the ‘Enhancing the Economic Self-Reliance of Displaced Populations and their Hosts’ panel event taking place at ITC headquarters the following day (21 September).

For more information and to apply, please click here.