Monday, June 13, 2016 – 09:00
Haarlemmerweg 10c Impact Hub – Amsterdam Netherlands

The United Nations Development Programme and the NGO SPARK, which develops higher education and entrepreneurship for youth in fragile contexts, as Co-Chairs of the Solutions Alliance Thematic Group on Engaging the Private Sector, organised a one-day Business Consultation in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 13 June 2016. The event brought together a selected number of companies, humanitarian and development actors and other stakeholders to strengthen the collaborative actions on innovative and sustainable solutions for displacement initiated in 2015. Recognizing the key role the private sector plays in transforming displacement challenges into new development and economic growth opportunities, the 2016 Business Consultation:

  1. Proposed the creation of a business mechanism or matchmaking platform on business solutions for displacement;
  2. Identified opportunities to collaborate around selected displacement country contexts; and
  3. Further developed concrete proposals around ‘LinkedIn’ groups on skills mobility for the displaced, ‘Business-in-a Box’ solutions for entrepreneurship, including through connections to value chains of larger companies, and digital remote work opportunities.