Konexio gathers with fellow MigraCode EU partners at a summit to discuss employability strategies
Konexio gathered in Athens, Greece with fellow partners in the MigraCode EU network, a collective that promotes open tech education for refugees and migrants, for a conference on employability skills. Migracode is a European network of code schools made possible by various nonprofit organizations. The network also collaborates with corporate business and other organizations to support vulnerable groups all throughout Europe.
Konexio Founder and CEO Jean Guo to Attend the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship's Women's Economic Empowerment Accelerator
Konexio to partner with The Miller Center to promote economic and digital inclusion for all
Globally, only 20% of the world’s 40 million+ adult refugees are employed, with refugee women experiencing unemployment levels up to 17% higher than those of men. Accordingly, the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship will bring together social sector leaders who are committed to supporting women at its Women’s Economic Empowerment Accelerator (WEE), which will be held remotely from January 26, 2022 until July of this year. Konexio’s founder and CEO Jean Guo will attend this mentorship program, seeking to strengthen Konexio’s commitment to equal opportunity for refugees and low-income women through digital skills training. Konexio’s upcoming program launch in Nairobi, in partnership with RefuSHE, as well as its current programs in Seine-Saint-Denis, in partnership with Social Builder, form the current backbone of Konexio’s women’s-specific programming.
Refugees are talented, resilient, and motivated. Yet, they are systematically left out of livelihood opportunities due to economic, legal, and structural barriers. Despite attempts at international standard setting, 70% of refugees live in countries with restricted rights to work. 66% live in countries with restricted freedoms of movement. 47% live in countries with restricted access to bank accounts.