Aligning the Cultural sector in support of refugee integration

Conference Three:

The creative economy offers opportunities for all individuals irrespective of their background but unfortunately, not much has been done to align it to support refugee participation. The Cultural and Art sector is one of the benchmarks of the creative economy. Therefore, by creating avenues in the artistic and cultural sector (in East Africa and Africa) through which interaction and engagement for refugees and their hosts take place. This session will look into how refugees gain agency to actively contribute to the integration process; improve their lives, contribute to growth of the host countries’ cultural sector through cross and inter cultural engagement, contribute to the reestablishment of historical and cultural connections and finally mitigating the tensions between host communities and refugees.

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