Press & Recognition

Press & Recognition

We are pleased to share information about our work to the press and general public. Please see contact details below.

Pictured: Samira, Syrian in Lebanon, Engineer

Recognition and awareness of refugee labor mobility continues to grow around the world.

The Global Forum on Migration and Development has asked TBB to take a leadership role in its Business Advisory Group by heading the committee on Innovations for Migrant and Refugee Access to Labor Markets. In addition, TBB and our Policy Advisor Katy Long have received funding from the World Bank to prepare a concept paper on establishing a revolving loan fund to facilitate labor migration for refugees.

TBB has also been invited to speak at events organized by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Concordia Summit, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), the Center for Global Development (CGD), the US Chamber of Commerce, the Global Philanthropy Forum, the Advancing Good Governance in International Development Seminar at Oxford University, and the International Metropolis Conference.

A number of media outlets have covered our work, including:

Center for Global Development

What the EC’s 17-Point Refugee Action Plan Ignores
Hannah Postel, Matt Juden, and Owen Barder | October 30, 2015 | Center For Global Development

Hire Immigrants

Talent Has No Boundaries: Private Sector Looks to Syrian Refugees for Labour Market Needs
Sayre Nyce, Abigial Fulton, Devon Franklin | January 24th, 2016 | Hire Immigrants

The Daily Star

NGO Helps Refugees Find Work Abroad
Victoria Yan and Timour Azharil | November 29, 2016 | The Daily Star Lebanon

Migration Policy Institute

No Way Out? Making Additional Migration Channels Work for Refugees
Elizabeth Collett, Paul Clewett, and Susan Fratzke | March, 2016 | Migration Policy Institute

Migration Policy Institute

Protection through Migration: Opening Labor and Study Migration Channels to Refugees
Katy Long and Sarah Rosengaertner | October 2016 | Migration Policy Institute

Forced Migration

Labour mobility as part of the solution
Sayre Nyce, Mary Louise Cohen, and Bruce Cohen | May 2016 | Forced Migration Review


International Employment: An Alternative Pathway for Refugees
Sayre Nyce | September 18th, 2016 | Huffington Post Blog. Also featured in Devex and Johns Hopkins SAIS Perspectives Publication.

Refugees Deeply

The Real Economic Cost of Accepting Refugees
Michael Clemens | August 8, 2017 | Refugees Deeply

Philanthropy Age

A Working Solution: Refugees Can Boost Economies
Jessica Holland | September 25, 2017 | Philanthropy Age

We have taken part in a number of events, presentations and conferences, including:

  • High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Geneva | December 16-17, 2015
  • Business Mechanism of Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD), Geneva | April 17-24, 2016
  • World Bank Global Forum for Youth in Development, Washington DC | June 25, 2016
  • United Nations Summit, New York | September 13-20, 2016
  • Concordia Summit, New York | September 20, 2016
  • Leaders’ Summit Follow Up Meeting at U.S. State Department, Washington DC | January 19, 2017
  • UN Department of Economic and Social Affair 15th Coordination Meeting on International Migration, New York | February 16-17, 2017
  • Harvard Arab Conference, Amman | March 11, 2017
  • Conference Board of Canada Immigration Summit, Ottawa | May 9-10, 2017
  • Overseas Development Institute, London | May 11, 2017
  • UNHCR - Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Event on Employing Refugees, Ottawa | May 30, 2017
  • Skoll Foundation Panel, Oxford | June 8-9, 2017
  • United Nations NGO Consultations, Geneva | June 12, 2017
  • Global Forum on Migration and Development, Berlin | June 27-29, 2017
  • Center for Global Development, Washington DC | August 24, 2017
  • Metropolis Conference, The Hague | September 19-22, 2017

For media inquiries, please contact Madeline Holland, Project and Outreach Manager, at [email protected]