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Systems Thinking as a Response to the Global Refugee Crisis

November 2, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Co-sponsored by Tri-State Funders Network.
The world is witnessing the highest levels of human displacement ever recorded. Today 65 million people have been forced from their homes due to violence and persecution. Of these, more than 22 million have crossed an international border and are considered refugees. Most live without social safety nets and are deprived of basic rights. On average, a refugee remains in exile for more than 17 years. Many countries in Africa are hosting their third generation of refugees born in exile. The current “care and maintenance” approach to humanitarian assistance, which focuses on providing emergency aid year after year, is no longer fit for purpose. Can models of systems change address the burgeoning needs of this community? A group of stakeholders from the foundation, government and nonprofit space believe that it can and are mobilizing to collectively promote opportunities for refugees to become self-reliant and contributing members of their host communities.
Please join the Tri-State Area Africa Funders Network in partnership with Fidelity CharitableFocusing Philanthropy, the New England International Donors, and the NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program on November 2nd, 2017 from 8:30 AM- 10:30 AM in New York City for a discussion on the potential application of systems thinking as a response to the global refugee crisis. This interactive panel will be moderated by Jeffrey Walker, author of the SSIR article Solving the World’s Biggest Problems: Better Philanthropy Through Systems Change, and featuringRefugePoint’s Sasha Chanoff and IKEA Foundation’s Patricia Atkinson among others.
If you are interested in attending this event please RSVP to  Falconer Robbins atfalconer@issroff.org and CC neid@neidonors.org.


November 2, 2017
8:30 am - 10:30 am
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New York City, NY
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