Innovative solutions for refugees

  • 14 Jun 2016
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • ANAMED, Koç University- Research Center for Anatolian Civilization
Innovative solutions for refugees

The EBRD is co-sponsoring a conference on ‘Innovative solutions for refugees’  organised by Ashoka, a civil society organisation that runs the largest worldwide network of social entrepreneurs.

The event will aim to showcase the work of social entrepreneurs engaged in the refugee response in Turkey and will seek to match social business ideas with the investor community. The conference will entail six workshops with social entrepreneurs who work in the areas of entrepreneurship and economic integration, early education, youth and higher education, technology, women’s empowerment and employment, and empowering civic initiatives.

In particular, the EBRD will sponsor the workshop on entrepreneurship and economic integration. In Turkey, the EBRD is seeking to improve the economic conditions and prospects of refugee-hosting communities in a manner that benefits both the host and refugee populations.

Ashoka has identified over 20 social entrepreneurs active in the field, who will present their current and planned activities supporting the economic resilience of host communities and the economic integration of refugees.


Please contact İstem D. Akalp, Programs and Operations Coordinator, Ashoka Turkey

ANAMED, Koç University- Research Center for Anatolian Civilization,

İstiklal Caddesi

No: 181 Merkez Han

34433 Beyoğlu,

Istanbul, Turkey

Details of the event are available on Ashoka Turkey’s Facebook page

Here is a downloadable agenda for the event