From Assessment to Action: Designing and Implementing Inclusive Market-Based Solutions in Forced Displacement Contexts

Based on the Approach to Inclusive Market Systems (AIMS), the training will build capacities and strengthen the knowledge exchange for teams and individuals involved in livelihood interventions for refugees and host communities.

First segment: 6 September – 16 September 2021
Second segment: 20 September – 20 November 2021

The course

From Assessment to Action training will provide participants with unique and tailored knowledge, tools, and support for carrying out market-based interventions in contexts of forced displacement. Based on the Approach to Inclusive Market Systems (AIMS), it will build capacities and strengthen the knowledge exchange for teams and individuals involved in livelihood interventions for refugees and host communities.

Beginning with an introduction to the AIMS approach, the course offers practical insights into carrying out market-based interventions. The second part will go deeper into the design and implementation phases, providing participants with tailored and actionable support as they transition the intervention from assessment to action.

Upon completion of the course, participants will have:
  1. Gained deeper understanding of how to use AIMS assessments to design market-based interventions and identify partners;
  2. Improved their capacities in the design and implementation of market-based interventions and accessed to practical tools;
  3. Developed a network of practitioners to enable discussion and the sharing of lessons-learned from interventions across a diverse range of markets and displacement situations.
The course is organized within the framework of the Partnership for Improving Prospects for Forcibly Displaced Persons and Host Communities (PROSPECTS).

Format and methodology

The training will be conducted in English and organized into two parts.

The first part will cover the fundamentals of the AIMS approach before narrowing the focus onto the design and implementation process of AIMS interventions. Participants will benefit from exposure to practical tools and best practices learned from applying AIMS in over 20 countries, as well as a space to exchange with colleagues working in a variety of humanitarian-development contexts. These sessions will be conducted in the form of interactive webinars with opportunities to interact with trainers, guest speakers, and other participants. Participation is open to a broad audience of practitioners, donors and implementing partners who can benefit from the fundamentals of the AIMS approach and share its value within their respective work.

The second part will be closed to a limited number of practitioners involved in implementing AIMS interventions. This segment will be conducted in the form of clinics where course trainers and experts work individually with project teams to guide them through the design and implementation processes of their specific interventions. Participation will be specifically for project teams, implementing partners and other organizations or individuals currently designing or implementing AIMS interventions.

Course flyer is available here. Registration for the course can be completed here.  The deadline for enrolment is 5 September 2021.