Global Refugee Forum
Background on the Global Refugee Forum
Wenasa Alaraba, SRP alumni with Minister Mendicino, Minister of Immigrations, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, at the Global Refugee Forum, December 2019.
Who attends the Global Refugee Forum?
What is WUSC's role in the Global Refugee Forum?
At the first GRF in 2019, WUSC’s Executive Director, Senior Manager for Durable Solutions, and Student Refugee Program alumni Wenasa Alaraba attended the GRF. As a co-chair of the Global Task Force on Education Pathways for Refugee Protection, WUSC also convenes panels and plays a planning role in the event.
How do Local Committees get involved?
We ask Local Committees to get involved in the Global Refugee Forum by submitting pledges on what they hope to achieve with the SRP in the next 4 years! WUSC will collect the pledges and ensure they are represented at the GRF. We will also support your Local Committee as you work towards fulfilling your pledges.
How can your Local Committee submit a pledge?
Your Local Committee will choose to commit to one or more of the pledges listed below, and define your specific goals and strategies to fulfill each pledge. You will submit your pledges via MyCommittee, where you will report on them annually, identifying new actions you have taken in each area. WUSC will be checking in on the status of your pledges and provide you with the support you need to fulfill them.
WUSC Local Committee Pledges
PLEDGE #1: SUSTAINABILITY
We pledge to secure the sustainability of the Student Refugee Program on our campus.
PLEDGE #2: SCALE
We pledge to scale the impact of the Student Refugee Program.
Increasing the number of students sponsored
PLEDGE #3: QUALITY
We pledge to improve the quality of the Student Refugee Program on our campus.