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Financing livelihoods and inclusion in forced displacement contexts

Time (GMT +00) 17:15 18:00
Hero image description: An informal tented settlement, home to around 50 Syrian refugee families in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon Image credit:DFID Image license:Creative Commons


Marta Foresti @martaforesti – Director of the Human Mobility Initiative, ODI

Keynote speaker 

Susanna Moorehead @DACchairOECD – Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee


Barbara Rambousek @BarbaraRambouse – Chair of the MDB Coordination Platform on Economic Migration and Forced Displacement, and Director for Gender and Economic Inclusion, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Yero Baldeh – Director of the Transition States Coordination Office, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Amadou Diallo – Co–Chair of the MDB Coordination Platform on Economic Migration and Forced Displacement, and Acting Director General of Global Practices, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)

Antoni Estevadeordal @EstevadeordalA – Head of the Migration Initiative, Inter–American Development Bank (IADB)


A spotlight session at the Global Refugee Forum bringing together expert practitioners and thought leaders to discuss best practices and lessons learned in development financing to support the forcibly displaced and their host communities.

We draw on decades of experience working in different regional contexts and with a wide variety of stakeholders and the private sector. The Multilateral Development Banks Coordination Platform will also present its joint commitments, principles and good practices.

Interpretation will be provided in English and French. 

This event is only open to those registered for the Global Refugee Forum, held in Geneva from December 16–18. No registration is necessary.