Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award

Unlocking Skilled Migration Solutions for Refugees

Talent Beyond Boundaries Inc.

Talent Beyond Boundaries connects refugees with international employers and works with governments to ensure that refugees can leverage their own skills to move their families towards secure futures.

Last Updated: March 2022
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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award
Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award
Refugee support
Current Work Location(s):
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Kenya
  • New Zealand
  • Turkey
Priority Population(s):
  • Families
  • Refugees and displaced people
  • Victims and oppressed people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 1. No poverty
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 10. Reduced inequalities

Executive Summary

Twenty-six million refugees are trapped in countries where they are excluded from labor markets, have limited rights, and no secure futures. At the same time, massive skill gaps threaten to hamper global economies, and industries and governments are reliant on attracting millions of workers from abroad through skilled immigration programs.

Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB) was founded to address this unjust waste of human potential through a transformative and sustainable solution for refugees. We envision a world where refugees have equal access to skilled migration and agency to rebuild their lives where their talents are needed. Over the next five years, we can tip the scales to make this vision a reality.

When refugees can move internationally for work, they can regain safety, security, and autonomy while creating a “win-win” for global employers and governments. By 2026, we will support over 6,000 refugees to attain safe and secure futures. At the same time, by securing permanent change in skilled immigration systems, we will pave the way for more than four million refugees to secure better futures through skilled migration by 2050.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Talent Beyond Boundaries Inc.

Organization Headquarters
District of Columbia, United States
Organization ID
Number of Full-time Employees
10 to 25
Annual Operating Budget
< $1 Million

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2021 Swift Grant Awardee

Talent Beyond Boundaries was selected as a 2021 Swift Grant awardee in partnership with Southern New Hampshire University (Global Education Movement). The Swift Grants fund provides small grants to Bold Solutions Network members for collaborative projects.

These two Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award finalists will team up to create an internship and long-term employment program for 150 refugees in Lebanon. The program will also train employers on how to recruit and retain refugee employees.

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