UNDP officials attend Solutions Alliance Roundtable in Brussels

Feb 25, 2016

Across the world more than 60 million people have been uprooted from their homes. Recent armed conflicts and other forms of violence have pushed the number of displaced people to record levels over the past years. The Solutions Alliance Roundtable seeks to mobilise development and humanitarian actors to provide durable solutions for refugees and displaced persons across the globe.

On February 9-10, two UNDP officials including Awa Dabo, Country Director for Tanzania together with a government delegation attended the second Solutions Alliance Roundtable that was held in Brussels, Belgium. The roundtable is an inclusive forum acting as a catalyst for mobilising development and humanitarian actors to provide durable solutions for the growing numbers of refugees and internally displaced people. The event provided an opportunity for the Alliance’s unique community of stakeholders to review work to date and to look ahead. The Roundtable also proposed changes to policy and practice drawing from the current broader policy discussions on displacement and the work of the partners – particularly the National Groups – Zambia, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda. The resulting conclusions and recommendations were presented in an Outcome Statement intended to feed into subsequent global policy forums, including the World Humanitarian Summit to take place in Turkey in May this year. Read more on http://bit.ly/1Pj1njV

UNDP Tanzania in collaboration with UNHCR, Danish Embassy and the Government seeks to promote local integration of 100,000+ naturalized Burundian refugees through the National group currently in final stages of formulation. The national group will also act as a forum for exchange of experience and knowledge amongst stakeholders involved in refugee affairs in the country and abroad. It will also act a tool for mobilizing needed resources, something which is a challenge currently.

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