SANAD Technical Assistance Facility hosts financial inclusion forum for refugees
On June 19-20, the Technical Assistance Facility of the SANAD Fund for MSME (SANAD TAF) held a two-day workshop in Amman, Jordan, to advance financial inclusion for refugees and migrants. The “Partner Workshop on Cross-Border Collaboration for Financial Inclusion” brought together over 50 participants from Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria – including financial service providers, international and local non-governmental organizations, refugee and migrant entrepreneurs, and SANAD fund investors and technical assistance providers – to coordinate refugee-support efforts and expand access to financial services for refugees and migrants in the region.
Participants at the workshop shared their experiences with serving this target group: Panelists identified common challenges, exchanged realistic solutions, and explored the next steps for designing needs-driven interventions and leveraging successful programs across borders. Increasing financial inclusion for this demographic can help foreign-born residents start businesses, build sustainable livelihoods, and spur economic growth in the communities shared with their hosts.