Preemptive Love Coalition’s WorkWell programme in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan (Preemptive Love Coalition, 2019)

Guest blog: The emergence of digital microwork among forcibly displaced people: lessons from Iraq and Palestine

What is the role of digital microwork in providing employment opportunities for forcibly displaced people? In this guest blog post, Giselle Gonzales reflects on her research to explore this question.    The world now faces the highest number of forcibly displaced people (FDPs hereafter) ever recorded. A lack of economic opportunity has been identified as […]

Guest blog: Na’amal: Building the ecosystem for refugees working remotely

Many obstacles exist to making remote work a livelihood opportunity for refugees, in this post Lorraine Charles reflects on what her organisation, Na’amal, is doing to address these challenges.    Employment provides refugees the ability to access a dignified livelihood. Essentially, livelihood activities are important because they allow individuals to build functioning social networks based […]

Hiring: Lebanon-based research assistant

Invitation for Quotes and Expressions of Interest Research Consultant Digital skills and digital work among refugees in cities   Location: Beirut, Lebanon   The project This is a call for a research consultant to work with Dr Andreas Hackl on a project entitled ‘Digital livelihoods: towards a just gig economy for urban refugees.’ The project is […]

Hiring: Research Assistant

Refugeework.net is hiring a Research Assistant at the University of Edinburgh to conduct original research on digital labour and skills among refugees in Berlin and collaborate on other aspects of the project. You will work with Dr Andreas Hackl on a project entitled ‘Digital livelihoods: towards a just gig economy for urban refugees.’ Funded by […]

ILO Headquarters Geneva

Digital refugee livelihoods and the future of work

Through an ongoing collaboration with the Migration Branch of the International Labour Organization, I was invited to give a seminar at the ILO headquarters in Geneva. The main goal of the seminar was to share a first outline of the project in order to make its outcomes more relevant for the ILO and key actors in the future of work.