Innovation Lab

Through the Innovation Lab, the Global Solidarity Fund is bringing new partners together to overcome barriers to economic opportunity. Launched in partnership with Goal 17 Partners and the Tent Partnership for Refugees, this global-level platform is connecting businesses with the knowledge and experiences of Catholic congregations to create pathways to job opportunities for migrants. The Innovation Lab partners are collaborating to create innovative solutions to address technological and logistical bottlenecks faced by migrants as they seek to join the labor market.

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For years, the Catholic Church has provided critical resources and training for migrant communities across Africa and Latin America. Hear from Sister Ruth del Pilar Mora FMA, speaking at the Global Solidarity Fund’s launch of the Innovation Lab for Job Creation, on effective job training programs run by the Salesian
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For migrants, refugees and IDPs in developing countries, what can offer hope for a better future? Sr. Ruth Pilar del Mora, Provincial Superior of the Salesian Sisters AES, describes her congregation’s partnership with the Global Solidarity Fund in Ethiopia, and the difference she believes the Innovation Lab on Job Creation
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Refugees and migrants want the same things as everyone else: a job, home, healthcare, and a way to help their community. Father Leonir Chiarello CS speaks about the importance of integrating migrants into society, saying that migrants are “part of the solution, not part of the problem.”
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It’s time to work together to help migrants and refugees. Hear Global Solidarity Fund Board Member and President Patrick McGrory explain why philanthropic organizations play such an important role in global development, and why they are poised to create innovative solutions to tackle world problems head on.
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Businesses, international leaders and faith communities must join forces to provide concrete solutions that put refugees’ needs first. Global Solidarity Fund Executive Director Marta Guglielmetti explains how the Innovation Lab on Job Creation will be shaped by the experiences of refugees and migrants and the importance of local solutions.
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To support migrants and refugees around the world, businesses need to work together with international organizations and faith-based communities. Speaking on the Global Solidarity Fund’s Innovation Lab on Job Creation, Executive Director Marta Guglielmetti explains why we need collaboration across sectors to help the world’s most vulnerable people.
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The world’s biggest challenges can only be solved through cooperation between sectors, including faith communities and global businesses. Rebecca Marmot, Unilever’s Chief Sustainability Officer and a member of the board of the Global Solidarity Fund, speaks to the power of the public and private sectors working with congregations for the
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Fr. David Holdcroft, SJ, Professional and Post-Secondary Education Specialist, International Office, Jesuit Refugee Service, speaks on the Global Solidarity Fund’s Innovation Lab on Job Creation for Migrants and Refugees.
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Antonio Guerrero Garcia, Partner and CTO, AXITY, speaks on the Global Solidarity Fund’s Innovation Lab on Job Creation for Migrants and Refugees.