The Dadaab Livelihoods programmes are aiming at equipping refugees with skills that help them to compete in any labour market both in the asylum country and in their own country upon their return. Livelihood partners working in Dadaab include; Danish Refugee Council, NRC, RET, PWJ, Kenya Red cross, IRC, and LWF.
UNHCR and partners in Dadaab offer technical-vocational skills trainings, training refugee groups on business and entrepreneurship skills development, support income-generating activities, and financial support for youth and women such as Village Saving and Loan Support to women group, and small scale /dryland agriculture farming. Dadaab also carries out business incubation to foster new ideas and provides scholarship support for youth in pursuing skill-based courses in local colleges and universities.
A refugee who wants to go and study outside the camps can approach UNHCR or livelihood partners in the camp and present their request and documentation, thereafter UNHCR submits the request to the Dadaab Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS) office for vetting and issuance of movement pass for the time a refugee is going to stay outside the camp.
UNHCR and partners support the process of issuance of movement pass for refugees who are engaging themselves in business in the camps and go to purchase goods from Garissa. A business refugee needs to present his/her documentation to RAS in the request for a movement pass.
For more information or to seek assistance, please visit livelihood partners offices in the camp or contact UNHCR at 0715693578.