Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative
Dignified, cost-effective solutions for millions of forcibly displaced people.
what we do
Imagine that local refugee leaders had the funding and access to scale their impact.
The Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative (RRLI) is realizing this vision.
We unlock funding for refugee-led organizations (RLOs) through the RLO-to-RLO Fund
We strengthen refugee-led organizations by investing in people and systems
We advocate for the inclusion of forcibly displaced people and refugee-led organizations
We generate evidence on the impact of refugee-led organizations
Refugee-led organizations (RLOs) are facilitating inclusion in host communities with awareness outsiders don’t have, and driving solutions for people outsiders can’t reach. But, they rarely have the resources — funding, operational elements and political influence — to maximize impact.
This initiative addresses this resource gap.
We partner with key donors to examine the policies and practices that set parameters for RLO access to funding. Through this examination, we offer implementation-ready solutions that can dismantle the barriers (e.g. bank account access, funding ceilings, thematic limitations, language requirements) that make financing for RLOs difficult.
We have specifically engaged UNHCR to improve their internal policies relating to refugee inclusion and partnerships with local and refugee-led civil society. Read our open letter to UNHCR through the link below.
our key supporters
RRLI envisions a world in which all people who have experienced forced displacement have agency over their lives and access to solutions that rebuild their lives with dignity.