- Balázs Némethi, Founder and CEO of Taqanu
- Esther Bernsen, Executive of Über den Tellerrand e.V.
- Sophia Burton, Co-founder of Migration Matters
- Omar Alshafai, Co-founder of Bureacrazy
– as part of the World Refugee Council Meeting –
6.00 – 6.30 pm: Pre-Reception
6.30 – 8.00 pm: Debate and Q&As
8.00 – 9.30 pm: Reception with guests and members of the World Refugee Council
In partnership with the Robert Bosch Academy, the World Refugee Council (WRC) will be holding its next meeting in Berlin on November 12-13, 2017. The Council was established by the Centre for International Governance Innovation and is chaired by Lloyd Axworthy, former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as former Canadian Minister of Employment and Immigration, and Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow. It will offer advice on broad-reaching reform and innovation to reinvigorate the global refugee system. The Council is composed of a diverse group of councilors who as thought leaders, stateswomen and statesmen will conduct the work of the Council and seek to forge consensus among countries of the Global South and North. The Council co-chairs are Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania; Hina Jilani, an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan; and Rita Süssmuth, immigration reform advocate and former president of the German Bundestag.
Over the past three years, more refugees have arrived in Germany than anywhere else in the European Union, making Berlin an especially relevant and appropriate location for the third meeting of the World Refugee Council. More specifically, this meeting of the Council will focus on building political will and transforming the toxic narratives on displaced people, including refugees and IDPs.
The WRC Berlin meeting will be concluded with the public debate on Co-creating Solutions with Youth. This event is focused on understanding how young people can be more effectively engaged in developing solutions for the global refugee system, the solutions they are currently implementing, and the challenges and opportunities they face in doing so.
Registration for this event is closed.
Jannik Rust, Senior Project Manager, Robert Bosch Academy
Bushra Ebadi, Research Associate at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), moderated the event
Evening Debate of the World Refugee Council Meeting in Berlin
Balázs Némethi, Founder and CEO, Taqanu
Esther Bernsen, Executive, Über den Tellerrand e.V.
Omar Alshafai, Co-founder, Bureaucrazy
Sophia Burton, Co-founder, Migration Matters
Prof. Dr. Süssmuth, former President of the German Bundestag and co-chair of the World Refugee Council, Susan Martin, member of the World Refugee Council, and Balázs Némethi