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.
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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.