We believe that the productive roles that refugees and IDPs play in the local economy will help improve social perceptions among host community members and counter threats to social cohesion. Fostering economic integration through overall professionalization of employment system that strengthens connections between existing private sector actors and vulnerable community members will support this endeavor. This can be reached by establishing IDPs and refugees as an alternative to foreign labour, as well as awareness-raising efforts on the added value in employing these displaced groups.
As a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Iraq with previous experiences in employment services targeting displaced groups in KR-I, IMPACT has worked very closely with host employers throughout central, southern and northern governorates of Iraq that indicate demands for labour supply from displaced groups. In addition to navigating employment requisites, supplemental capacity-building activities such as the provision of employability training, referral assistance in obtaining relevant vocational trainings and establishing partnerships with private sector actors will be an integral part of our livelihoods intervention to ensure successful job placement.