Karen Jacobsen shares experience with communities hosting refugees

Karen Jacobsen worked with a range of government representatives, civil society stakeholders, and development and humanitarian partners at the Center for Mediterranean Integration‘s Peer-To-Peer Learning Workshop for Communities Hosting Refugees from May 30- June 1, 2016 in Amman, Jordan. She shared her expertise as part of the plenary panel, “Host Communities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis – how to increase Resilience?” on the first day of the event.

The workshop targeted hosting communities in the Middle East and Turkey with a view to strengthen their response capacity, their service delivery systems, and resilience through exchanges of experiences and policies. It aimed to support Mediterranean municipalities and local authorities to manage the refugee influx through regional and global “know-how” and innovative practices. Learning was based on the experiences and challenges faced by host communities in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and other North African and European cities.

The event was organized by the The Center for Mediterranean Integration and the World Bank, in partnership with the Government of Jordan, United Cities and Local Development Middle East and West Asia (UCLG-MEWA), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Medcities, and other partners.

Learn more about the event and view the agenda here.